Centre for Deaf Children

The Deaf and Mute Community Centre in the diocese of Luang Prabang in Laos, is run by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Jeanne-Antide Thouret.

Key statistics

The centre aims to guide children with disability to find independence, gain confidence and a sense of service for others, and prepare them for finding employment as an adult to support themselves and their families.

Number of children currently living at the Centre

“What we are doing is; help them and educate them to have an open mind, helpful, respect and believe in good action.”

Sr Sivongsouk Volakoummane
Supervisor of the Deaf and Mute Community Centre

The centre provides food, healthcare and education to support the children. Ranging from 7 to 19 years of age, the children also participate in practical activities such as gardening, handicrafts, sports and games at the Centre.

While openly teaching about faith is not permitted in Laos, the Sisters’ work hard to instill core tenets in the children such as respect, responsibility and being helpful.

The support received has helped the Centre continue to provide basic needs for the students such as nutritious foods, health care and educational resources.