What is the key to fight poverty? Education! And the key to education? Books!
Big Brother Mouse is an outstanding project in Laos, providing books and English classes to kids in a very creative way. A country where settlements and village are so widely spread as in Laos, providing books and education to the numerous kids needs an innovative approach. „Until now, few books were published in the Lao Language. Many people in Lao villages never saw a book. Big Brother Mouse is already changing that, but we still have far to go.“
This publishing project was started by a retired American publisher working with several bright and dedicated Laotian college students. The staff now includes high school students and recent college graduates. Together, they look at the books that children have enjoyed most anywhere in the world.
You can get involved at many different ways, whilst traveling in Laos and from outside. You can sponsor a book party, buy books and give them to the kids in the villages you come along while traveling, you can join the english conversation hours in Luang Prabang, chatting with the english students helping them to improve their skills. Check at their website for more information about involvement.