Educating Girls in Poverty

Middle school students often travel long distances from home to attend school, staying in dormitories where their living conditions are often quite rustic. For some other students, boarding fees keep them from continuing their education after 5th grade.

Annual Reports


Each dollar goes further in Southeast Asia

By partnering with local villages, A Child’s Notebook creates high impact for each dollar donated. Village volunteers donate the construction labor for each project. Whenever possible, we purchase materials locally. The buildings and improvements we fund are worth far more than the amounts we spend.

In the US, our dedicated board members and volunteers donate their time to keep administrative and fundraising costs as low as possible.

building schools in asia

Members of our partnering villages build ACN’s projects, providing both skilled and unskilled labor. Here, a local man installs a frame for the shuttered windows inside a concrete wall. Both are upgrades from the past structure of reed and thatch without windows or doors.

Bathroom for School in Poverty

Most of the schools in our partnering villages do not have restrooms, and most lack both water and sanitation. This recently completed latrine structure at Sokxay Middle School means students  from nine villages can experience privacy and cleanliness for these most basic functions.

How far does your investment go?

Here are some of the ways your financial support can change lives:


Construct a School

Supply materials to build a school where children can change their futures. Villagers provide design and labor.


Create a Dormitory

Supply materials to build a dormitory to house secondary school students, providing safety away from home.


Build a Bathroom

A two-room structure provides privacy for restroom use and includes sanitary hand washing stations.


Drill a Well

A well will supply the school's new restrooms and may provide the first fresh water in a village.



For $1.80 we can buy a textbook. The difference will help purchase other basic supplies.


School Uniform

For just $10, you can help a student who could never otherwise afford a uniform.



Pay tuition for a secondary school student. This could be the difference that would allow a girl to finish her education.


Teacher Support

Help a village keep teachers and spend more time in the classroom with payments for after school instruction and some expenses.