SKL Opens 5th School

On December 18, SKL representatives officially opened the new school building for Viengkham Lower Secondary School. A large number of donors from all over the world - Britain, USA, Singapore, Laos and four provinces in Canada - joined in the festivities. a special gift of school supplies, text books and sports equipment was provided by the Yap Family and friends from Singapore and Mr. Richard van den stant from Beijing.

The District Department of Education representative and school officials expressed their gratitude for SKL's contribution and support of their students. We thank all of our generous donors who made this new school possible. You are making a difference in the lives of these children.

SKL in Laos 2015

Elephants in Laos

Dear supporters,

Time flies ... Before we knew it, it’s almost time to attend the school inauguration for Viengkham Lower Secondary School. We started our donation drive to build this school two years ago. In these 2 years, you helped us achieve our milestone of the fifth school built under SKL Inc., and our first secondary school that we rebuilt! We cannot express how grateful we are, for you to trust us with your continued support and generous donations, out of the so many charity causes out there. Thank you again.

The inauguration which will be held on December 18, 2015, will be marked by the attendance of donors and supporters from Manitoba, Ontario, United States, Singapore, United Kingdom, Australia and Laos. We think you will agree with us that this is truly a worldwide effort that came together to help School for Kids in Laos Inc. achieve its mission to provide children with an adequate learning environment by rebuilding dilapidated schools in Laos.

We invite you to follow us on our travel blog for this special occasion on our website.

SKL in the Winnipeg Free Press

SKL is in the local newspaper, the Winnipeg Free Press! Life lesson learned from trip to Laos Led to charity that builds schools.

Sometimes it can lead to changing the lives of children in a far-off country. That’s what the Phanlouvong family has done — along with the father’s high school friends — after vacationing in the country the father escaped from in 1979. And that’s how School for Kids in Laos (SKL) came about.

Read the rest of the article at the Winnipeg Free Press.

Taste of Laos Banquet 2015 Results


A big "thank you" to everyone who attended, volunteered at or made a donation to this year's fundraising dinner "Taste of Laos 2015"!

Thanks to your support, we have raised $4,700.

we have over $29,000 in the bank for the construction of a new 5-classroom school in Donesok village in Laos. That means we are now over 53% of the way to our goal of $55,000!

Visit the photo gallery to see photos of this wonderful evening!

View the slideshow presentation below:
SKL Slideshow Presentation

SKL in The Globe and Mail

SKL is in the Canadian national newspaper, The Globe and Mail.

Manitoba migrant rebuilds, expands schools in home country of Laos. A few years ago, Thongsay Phanlouvong took his family on a trip to Laos to show them where he grew up and went to school....

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SKL on Shaw TV

SKL was featured on Shaw TV Winnipeg on May 23, 2015. Watch the interviews with Setha Phanlouvong and Linda Lindsay.

Donation from Phouvong Jewelry of Vientiane, Laos

Donation from Phouvong Jewelry

SKL Inc. is deeply grateful to Mr. Phouvong Phamisith, owner of Phouvong Jewelry of Vientiane, Laos, for his generous contribution of 48,000,000 Lao kip ($6,000 USD) which enables SKL to balance the budget for completing the ongoing construction of Vienghham Lower Secondary School. On Monday April 20th, 2015, SKL Inc. representative in Laos, Mr. Viengphoukhanh Soutannouvong officially accepted this significant donation. Also in attendance at the presentation ceremony were the principal and teachers of Viengkham Lower Secondary School, District Ministry of Education representatives, and the leaders of the six villages that will be served by the new school building. Pictured in the photographs are Mr. Phamisith (white shirt), Mr. Soutannouvong (blue shirt) and other participating dignitaries. As the first major Lao corporate donor, Mr. Phamisith further strengthens SKL’s global and multi-cultural coalition of dedicated supporters.

Taste of Laos Fundraising Banquet 2015

Taste of Laos

SKL presents the 2015 annual fundraising Banquet, the "Taste of Laos".

Cocktails: 6:00 pm
Dinner: 7:00 pm
Tickets: $50 each

  • Cooking Demonstration
  • Handicraft Sale
  • Silent Auction

Please note: tickets are available by reservation only. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. Sales end June 7.

Proceeds go to the next school project (#6).

We hope you can join us!

New sponsor/collaborator in Laos

School for Kids in Laos Inc. is pleased to welcome our new sponsor/collaborator, PHOUVONG JEWELRY in our efforts to help children in rural regions of Laos. Mr. Phouvong Phamisith and Mrs. Chanthone Komsou are philanthropists and owners of this fine jewelry-making retailer in Laos.

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