Completion of the bike and carpentry shed at the Disabled Children’s School for Deaf and Mute in Luang Prabang, Laos, has been finalised. The shed has been designed to repair and service bicycles that are being donated through our Bike Program. 100 bikes were purchased to enable children in remote villages to attend secondary school up to 20 km away.
Deaf and mute children learned bike repairs as well as carpentry skills to drive future employment opportunities for boys. Another project taught girls commercial cooking, hospitality, hair and beauty skills at Sister Catherine’s Trade school to reduce the risk of the girls crossing the border into Thailand for a life on the streets.