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Ban Non Somboun School

-= Completed December 2010 =-

(3-classroom school)
Total cost: $35 000
(fully furnished, washrooms, clean water supply, school supplies, student uniforms, and school sporting supplies)

Major contributors: Friends of SKL group of Winnipeg, The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, Lao communities of Kitchener, Regina and Winnipeg, Canada.


Inauguration Photo of Ban Non Somboun


Ban Non Somboun School was completed on December 15, 2010. The official hand-over of the fully furnished 3-classroom school building, 2 bathrooms and and a fully equipped automatic air pressure deep well pump with brick housing was held on December 16th, 2010. During the ceremony, SKL Inc. has also handed over 60 sets of school uniforms, 2 soccer balls and one battery operated school clock to the school representatives.

Official Certificate of Completion from the Lao People's Democratic Republic Letter from the Department of Education

Ban Non Somboun (BNS) Elementary School is located 43 km East of Vientiane in BNS, Pak Ngeum District, Vientiane.

It is a poor, but growing village that consists of 94 families, 479 inhabitants who are, for the most part, subsistence farmers. The village's existing education establishment accommodates 64 school children, 34 girls and 30 boys from grades 1 to 3.

The existing school structure is in poor dilapidated condition with dirt floor, broken bamboo, twisted corrugated metal walls, and broken furniture.

The project for building the new school in BNS will employ the same blueprint as the one from our first project because both villages are similar in population size.



Construction Photos of the new Ban Non Somboun Primary School

{in no particular order}





School Blueprints


Perspective Benches and Desks Dimensions Latrines Front View Washrooms Pump House


Below are photos of the old Ban Non Somboun School and the attending children.



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