Sathan Primary School
Our local partner, Child's Dream, built 1 new concrete school building consisting of 5 classrooms and 1 teachers' room for 105 students in Baan Sathan village in Laos.
- 1Teachers' Room
About Sathan Primary School
Sathan Primary School was the only primary school in the village and consisted of one incomplete building with five classrooms and a teacher’s room. The school was built by the community in 1994, however due to insufficient funding, the building was never fully completed. The unfinished concrete floors had started to chip, which would surely have led to severe deterioration over time. Additionally, the roof and ceiling had visible nail holes in it and when it rained hard, water would gush in through the holes and cause serious foundational and structural damage. The building offered almost no protection from extreme and harsh weather conditions. Some parts of the roof trusses were also infested with termites. The school currently serves 105 students (45 boys, 60 girls) ranging in age from six to 12 years old and employs five teachers (1 man, 4 women). In an effort to address these problems, our local partner, Child’s Dream, completed the construction of the school, adding a new roof and ceiling, as well as new concrete floors. The school now offers a safe and more motivating learning environment for the students, and the building will be able to last well into the future. The construction of the new building emphasises the importance of education to the whole community and provides an incentive for the children to complete their education.
"The school building is only one component that contributes to strengthening the education system in Laos. The harder part is ensuring that the building will continue to serve quality education for the children in the community and produce good citizens for the country."Charuwan Phaisantham (Tai) – Country Director Laos – Child’s Dream