Viengkham Lower Secondary School

SKL Inc. is proud to announce the official opening of the new school building at Viengkham Lower Secondary School. The village of Viengkham is located 2 1/2 hours drive north of the capital, Vientiane. The school accommodates 235 students, many of whom were housed in a dilapidated structure. They are thrilled to move into their brand new SKL building. SKL's contribution to the campus also includes sanitary washrooms and a deep well water supply.

Photos of the new school are coming soon!

The Night Market

Night Market May Dinner May 4th, 2013

SKL Inc. would like to thank the following volunteers who made this video possible:
Hosting: Stephen MacIntosh
Camera and editing: Gerald Lagarde
Fashion show and folk dance: Lao Women Association of Winnipeg, Manitoba

Thank you!

Radio-Canada Television's documentary: Toi et Moi, Laos

 

Radio-Canada Television's documentary featuring SKL Inc.'s humanitarian works in Laos will be broadcast on Monday, September 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM CST on Radio-Canada Television (CBC - French).

The documentary was produced by veteran video journalist Denis Chamberland who accompanied SKL Inc. on its December 2012 school inauguration trip. The documentary also showcases Father Gérard Dionne's works in Laos.

The documentary will be available at www.radio-canada.ca/emissions/Telejournal_Manitoba/2012-2013/ after the broadcast.

The Achievement of the Ban Pakxoun Primary School Funding Goal

SKL Inc. gratefully acknowledges the generous support of its many contributors, partners, and collaborators including those named below for their contributions and sponsoring of components of the new Ban Pakxoun primary school project.

We have reached our goal of $45,000 for the Ban Pakxoun Primary School construction project.

The Philanthropic Foundation of Washington D.C.
BondPR Worldwide of San Francisco
Give a Hand/Monde par la main organization of Montréal
Manitoba Council for International Cooperation of Manitoba
The Friends of SKL Group of Winnipeg
Goy and Lillian Sengmany
Simone LeGal and Doris Lemoine
Phommarath Family
John and Manivone Pearse
Thep Thavonsouk

Thank you!

Ban Pakxoun School Construction Started

SKL Inc. is proud to announce that the construction of the Ban Pakxoun school construction project has officially started today June 1st, 2013 , thanks to the generosity of individual donors from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and corporate sponsors and organizations. We would also like to emphasize the participation of the citizens of Ban Pakxoun and the Pak Kading school district for supplying the sand and gravel fetching from the nearby Nam Kading river.

To view our first pictures of the construction, you are invited to check out our Project and Photo Gallery.

The Night Market Fundraiser Dinner Results

The Night Market Fundraising DinnerWe are pleased to announce the results of our May 4th, 2013, Night Market Fundraiser Dinner. SKL Inc. was able to raise over $7,000 toward the construction of the Ban Pakxoun primary school thanks to all of our generous donors from Manitoba, Calgary, Montreal, San Francisco and Washington D.C.

We also would like to thank Radio-Canada TV for choosing to premiere the documentary on SKL at our event, Mr. Thep Thavonsouk, the world renowned painter for his donation of paintings, Friends of SKL group for their numerous silent auction baskets, all the cooks for their authentic delicious Lao cuisine, The Lao Women Association for putting on the fabulous fashion show, The Lao Folk Dancers for their colourful performance, Jonny Olsen and Marijosee for their performances. Last but not least, we would like to thank our loyal supporters, volunteers, friends and families whose supports contributed to make this event our most successful fundraiser.

Thank You!

Check out the Photo Gallery for photos of the event!