WHO WE ARE
Pum Anh works to improve the quality of children's books available in Laos through the training and development of writers, illustrators, designers and editors. Our team, led by Lao staff, aim to expand access to quality books and reading materials throughout the country, especially for educationally disadvantaged groups with a specific focus on ethnic minorities and children with disabilities.
Promoting the value of books and the importance of reading requires strong private publishers. Pum Anh advocates selling books rather than giving them away for free. Proceeds from sales are reinvested into reprints and into new title development.
Pum Anh is a non-profit 'social enterprise' registered in Laos.
WHAT WE DO
Pum Anh runs a plethora of projects aimed at promoting literacy and focusing on themes such as disability and the promotion of disadvantaged groups. Pum Anh publishes books for children in Lao, English, and other languages used throughout Laos, some of these books being bi-lingual. Pum Anh conducts research on access to reading materials in Laos and what young people prefer to read, as well as what services are available to disadvantaged communities in terms of barriers to education. For more specific inprojects, please visit our Programs page.