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  • Organisation

    Registered in December 2016, Pum Anh is  a young social enterprise and licensed publisher in Laos.  Their goal is to expand access to quality books and reading materials (print/electronic) in Laos, especially for educationally disadvantaged groups including children with disabilities and ethnic minority groups.  Pum Anh has also conducted a writer’s workshop on the theme of living with disabilities with 25 high school students (5 of whom were blind) in Vientiane in early 2017. This resulted in 8 books being developed and illustrated for publication.
    Pum Anh has recently received a grant from the Swiss Development Cooperation to conduct a writer’s workshop with Khmu speakers that will result in 5 Khmu language children books to be published.

    Pum Anh’s most significant achievement is their reputation among partners, which has grown strongly in their first years of existence. They have excellent relations with other publishers of children’s books in Laos and are able to organise collective activities and market stories with these partners. Pum Anh has also created a strong relation with the Publications Department of MoICT, which is responsible for editing and approving all published materials in Laos. The Publications Department has also asked Pum Anh to take an active role in the newly established Lao National Publishers Association.

    • Organisation

      Registered in December 2016, Pum Anh is  a young social enterprise and licensed publisher in Laos.  Their goal is to expand access to quality books and reading materials (print/electronic) in Laos, especially for educationally disadvantaged groups including children with disabilities and ethnic minority groups.  Pum Anh has also conducted a writer’s workshop on the theme of living with disabilities with 25 high school students (5 of whom were blind) in Vientiane in early 2017. This resulted in 8 books being developed and illustrated for publication.
      Pum Anh has recently received a grant from the Swiss Development Cooperation to conduct a writer’s workshop with Khmu speakers that will result in 5 Khmu language children books to be published.

      Pum Anh’s most significant achievement is their reputation among partners, which has grown strongly in their first years of existence. They have excellent relations with other publishers of children’s books in Laos and are able to organise collective activities and market stories with these partners. Pum Anh has also created a strong relation with the Publications Department of MoICT, which is responsible for editing and approving all published materials in Laos. The Publications Department has also asked Pum Anh to take an active role in the newly established Lao National Publishers Association.

    • Project

      The project Living with Disabilities – Research and Book Development with Young People in Laos is comprised of three inter-related activities that collectively promote inclusivity of and give voice to people with disabilities – especially young people.

      First, high school students from Vientiane are selected to join a series of ‘Writers and Researchers’ workshop sessions over 3-4 months in Vientiane. In teams, they will design and conduct research on the theme ‘access to social services for children with disabilities’. It is expected that at least 5 distinct research efforts are completed by teams of students with the analysis, findings and key messages shared over the course of the project.

      Second, a ‘Writers’ Workshop’ with primary and lower secondary school children in Sayaboury province will develop children’s books on the theme ‘access to social services for children with disabilities’. The 3 day workshop will result in 10 children’s stories being illustrated, designed and published. Both the Writers as Researchers and the Writers’ Workshop will have approximately 50% participation of children with disabilities.

      Third, communication and advocacy about the project and about the issues related to access to social services for people with disabilities people is supported.  The results of the research (and the processes) will be communicated through social media, through web-sites and through other channels using reports, videos, photo-journalism, blogs, chats and/or other platforms. Advocacy will include developing a Guideline in Lao and English on conducting workshops that are inclusive of children with disabilities.

  • Project

    The project Living with Disabilities – Research and Book Development with Young People in Laos is comprised of three inter-related activities that collectively promote inclusivity of and give voice to people with disabilities – especially young people.

    First, high school students from Vientiane are selected to join a series of ‘Writers and Researchers’ workshop sessions over 3-4 months in Vientiane. In teams, they will design and conduct research on the theme ‘access to social services for children with disabilities’. It is expected that at least 5 distinct research efforts are completed by teams of students with the analysis, findings and key messages shared over the course of the project.

    Second, a ‘Writers’ Workshop’ with primary and lower secondary school children in Sayaboury province will develop children’s books on the theme ‘access to social services for children with disabilities’. The 3 day workshop will result in 10 children’s stories being illustrated, designed and published. Both the Writers as Researchers and the Writers’ Workshop will have approximately 50% participation of children with disabilities.

    Third, communication and advocacy about the project and about the issues related to access to social services for people with disabilities people is supported.  The results of the research (and the processes) will be communicated through social media, through web-sites and through other channels using reports, videos, photo-journalism, blogs, chats and/or other platforms. Advocacy will include developing a Guideline in Lao and English on conducting workshops that are inclusive of children with disabilities.

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