Children and communities empowered by opportunity

Since 2018, A Child’s Notebook has partnered with local communities to improve education for over 3500 students

Poverty and education are two of the most important factors that determine a child’s future. In rural Laos, schools struggle to keep kids in school, let alone focused on learning. Many children miss classes due to illness from lack of sanitation, or days and years due to unsafe conditions. Schools are often far from student homes. They may have leaky roofs, holes in the walls, dirt floors, missing doors and windows, and no sanitation or water facilities.

Despite scarce money and resources, parents and village elders understand that education can create better lives for their children. They willingly invest their labor and skills in our shared effort to help their children complete school. Through partnerships with local villages, A Child’s Notebook funds projects that matter to local residents, expanding opportunities for entire generations.

The chart below shows some of the ways our projects have improved schools or made them more accessible to poor children. Please consider donating to help us expand our reach. With your help, we can serve even more children.

Schools Supported

Students Impacted


Community Projects to Date


School Buildings









(includes 22 vocational college scholarships)


After School Programs


Food Security Gardens

A primary school reborn

In rural Laos, many children repeat classes due to poor learning environments. This project illustrates how villagers, partnering with A Child’s Notebook, improved their children’s school experience.

This rejuvenated school serves 75 students. In 2016, the building had broken doors, zero windows, and no toilets or water. A Child’s Notebook provided financial support for materials. The new school, built by villagers, offers electricity, toilets, running water, doors, windows, and proper ventilation.