The Language Project (@My Library), Luang Prabang, Laos

The Language Project offers young people in Laos a chance to meet their potential, learn and develop through education and literacy, by creating and supporting libraries in underdeveloped areas. Since 2000, they have developed free public libraries and resource centres in primary schools, high schools, community centres and even temples, where they not only offer free access to a unique and carefully selected book collection, but also organize photography and film programs, computer training, workshops and activities to promote science, maths, English, thinking critically and public speaking.

Their biggest facility is @My Library in Luang Prabang, where they offer free classes in languages, science, computer, chess, business development, games. They also arrange activities like in-library blood donation.

The activities and resources are designed to help the users bridge the gaps in their education and development, emphasizing thinking and problem-solving skills, soft skills, spatial reasoning, and creativity. The @My Library started as a project of The Language Project, but they plan to separate it and make the transition to it’s own identity from 2020. We were contacted by Carol Kresge, the founder of The Language Project, who came recommended by our older partner Ma Te Sai.


For more information, please visit their website.