Community Learning International is deeply committed to reducing the consequences of poverty in Laos. Our aim is to provide development aid by offering village based projects that positively impact education, water and income generation, while preserving and respecting the rich culture and traditions of the Lao people.
Believing education is key to ending poverty, CLI has been providing education based aid projects in Laos since 1997.
From running library boats and learning centers to school construction, all our projects are designed to support one another.
Bordering Thailand, Laos is also known as 'The Land of a Million Elephants', and is one of the poorest countries in the world.
Learning Centers are a proven and effective way of realising a child's potential in an engaging and rewarding environment.
A beautiful 60-page book of photos and captions showing aspects of the lives of Lao teens has just been printed and is on sale now through CLI. The book is part of a CLI project, Young Cultural Ambassadors, designed to bridge the gap between tourists and locals in Nong Kiaw.
Providing opportunity for a child is easier than you think. Community Learning International turns your dollars into opportunities for children and communities in Laos.
Thursday 8 May 2014
CLI has just completed another dormitory for girls from remote villages, so they can continue their education beyond village primary school. This dorm is at the Lower Secondary School at Keng Khene village. We hope to find funds to build two more dorms in the next 12 months. To find out more about our dormitories [...]
Thursday 1 May 2014
This month CLI is launching our third Lao Children’s Library Boat. Bigger and faster, it will carry more books and reach villages further upstream on the Mekong River. It will be big enough to also contain tables, and will include solar panels to allow children to read and learn into the evening. We are urgently [...]
Tuesday 25 March 2014
Young people from our Nong Kiaw Learning Center presented a colorful traditional dance performance three times in March. This was a test to see if there would be sufficient interest among tourists visiting Nong Kiaw to justify weekly performances starting when the rainy season ends in October. Turnout was great, show’s on!!