A Day in the Life of Indigenous Kids

A Day in the Life of Indigenous Kids is a book of short stories written by primary school students from indigenous communities in Champasak Province, Laos in which they provide a glimpse into their daily lives and how they’re connected to the environment (2.6 MB).

Ta Oy Folktales presents local knowledge of indigenous peoples living in Houay Som and Thong Phao villages of Bachiang District. Collected and translated into Lao language by GAPE staff Santi Myousaykoumman, these stories are rooted in Ta-Oy tradition. (4.3 MB)


Sharing Information with Communities (ແບ່ງປັນຄວາມຮູ້ສູ່ຊຸມຊົນ) discusses alternatives available to communities facing business investments. The case of a mine is used to present options. (3.2 MB)


Land of the Sky (ດິນຂອງຟ້າ)  is a compilation of short stories written by secondary students in Paksong District, Champasak Province in the Southern Lao PDR. Many of the stories describe the ill-effects of development projects and concessions. (4.7 MB)

*For the English edition of Land of the Sky click here: Din Khong Fa (English) 13x19cm


Land is Life (ແຜ່ນດິນຄືຊີວິ) is another compilation of short stories written by secondary students in Champasak Province. The stories depict the fundamental centrality of land to the livelihoods of rural Lao populations. (3.4 MB)

The Ethnic Groups of Xekong Province, Lao PDR (ບັນດາເຜົ່າເດີມແຂວງເຊກອວ) contains brief descriptions of important customs, traditions and other characteristics of the 13 ethnic groups living in Xekong Province.

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