Founded in 1958, Enfants du Mékong is a French NGO whose mission is to educate, train and support children and young people in South-East Asia. Over the past 60 years, more than 220,000 children have been sponsored and 600,000 children have benefited from better learning conditions, thanks to the construction of schools, wells, bridges, homes, etc. Rural and mountainous, Laos suffers from a major lack of infrastructure and resources to develop its education system. Built in 2011 by Enfants du Mékong, the only nursery and primary school in the small, remote village of Nasavanh, on the border with Thailand, is in need of major renovation.

Project supported: construction of a new school canteen at the Nasavanh village school in Laos.

The aim of this project is to offer a varied and balanced meal every day to each of the 80 pupils, aged between 3 and 10.

By equipping the school with a kitchen and refectory, the Foundation’s support is making the school more attractive to poor families who live far away, and helping to combat absenteeism and school drop-out.