About Us

Laos has been a favourite destination for our family over the years and we have each experienced the striking landscape, ancient culture and welcoming people.   Laos has drawn us back again and again and over these visits we have built friendships that enabled us to further understand the Laos way of life.  We have had the opportunity to visit rural villages, schools and families, and observe first hand some of the region, in particular rural village issues; Education being a primary concern.

As a Family we decided to do something and we established a small foundation that would initially focus on village school reconstruction.  Our aim was to provide simple, basic yet improved physical conditions for learning and we began our first project in the village of Ban Buam Aor in 2009.  Since then we have had a small but active presence in numerous villages around Luang Prabang and (as to be expected) a growing list of projects we hope to accomplish in the coming years.

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Why Laos?

Laos is a landlocked country bordered by Burma, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand and in many respects Laos is “the forgotten country”, lacking access to a seaport and suffering from poor infrastructure.  A lack of ready trade opportunities and a subsistence existence, which to a large measure, has bypassed the major aid agencies of the world.

Over 15% of the population live below the international poverty line.  Much of the country lacks adequate infrastructure making transportation difficult and communication poor.  Education, particularly at a primary level, occurs in makeshift bamboo schools in isolated villages throughout the country.

We hope that, in a small way our Foundation can make a difference to the lives of the youngest age group in a country often out of the attention of those with the capacity to give.

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Your Own 2 Hands objective is to improve education opportunities, initially in Laos, with the possible extension into other South East Asian countries.

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