Laos: The Luang Prabang Book Boat

While visiting Laos this week, I ran across the Luang Prabang Book Boat program.  Laos has a very low literacy rate among rural villages, and many schools have no library books or even textbooks.  The Luang Prabang public library, along with Community Learning International, sponsors a book program.  They encourage tourists who visit the city to purchase a book for the library’s book bag, and when they reach 100 books, they take the bag out to a village.  Travelers can also donate clothes and toiletries, paper and pencils to help the village schoolchildren. 

For more information, go to: They also accept donations via PayPal! 


Laos Luang Prabang Library   Book Boat


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