More books for Lao children

Our third "book party" was held in Ban Namkhor, Laos on Jan. 4, 2012. Thanks to the enthusiastic young staff at Big Brother Mouse, who make these school-based events possible, TAMMACHAT donated 260 books to children at the local school.

For each textile piece we sell, we donate a new book to a child in Laos in partnership with Big Brother Mouse, a Lao-owned project that promotes literacy in the Lao language. This now makes 750 books that we've donated in late 2011 and 2012 to help children in rural Laos learn that reading is fun and rewarding; we have 2 more book parties in the works, thanks to our customers' support.

You can sponsor a book party yourself or the publication of a new book. It's a great way to honour someone, celebrate your birthday or just because.

I love the photos of the kids with their very first books -- fun ones too that help them experience the joy of reading!

For more photos of Big Brother Mouse book parties, see our posts from:
  • Jan. 4, 2012 (book parties held Oct. 26 and Dec. 6, 2011)
  • March 15, 2011 (our photo essay of our 2011 time with Big Brother Mouse in Laos)