SKL Inc. was created in 2007, at the initiative of a group of ex-patriot Laotians. It is a Canadian registered charity ( 830245411 RR0001 ). While its central committee is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the organization has active supporters and committees across Canada and the world. All of SKL’s members are volunteers, meaning that every penny contributed to our endeavours goes directly towards our mission: that of building schools for children in rural regions of Laos who are in critical need of an adequate learning environment.
Funding for schools built by SKL Inc. comes from individual donations, and diverse initiatives such as garage sales, concerts and annual fundraising dinners. The villages selected for these projects were chosen according to these criteria:
- Prior existence in dilapidated state
- Presence of local full-time teachers
- Responsible governance
- Potential for growth
With your assistance, SKL provides children with an adequate learning environment by rebuilding dilapidated schools.
Since we are all volunteers and commit any available free time we have to this endeavour, 100% of all funds go toward the construction of these schools - every cent counts!
SCHOOL FOR KIDS IN LAOS INC.
245 Thomas Berry Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2H 0R2
Telephone: (204) 233-2712
François Tremblay - President
Thongsay Phanlouvong - Vice-President
Setha Phanlouvong - Treasurer
Linda Lindsay - Communications
Olé Sonethavilay - Technician
Ari Phanlouvong - Secretary
Gisèle Ayotte - Counselor
Danielle Parent - Counselor
Bounlay Chanthavong - Counselor
Liliane Lavack - Counselor
Jacqueline Markstrom - Counselor