Charity Dinner New Lambton 2013

New Lambton, Australia Community raises funds for Lotus Educational Fund in Laos, PDR September 2013 The lives of poverty-stricken girls in rural Laos was put in the spotlight last week when the Blackbutt Hotel and women from the… Read More

Charity Bike ride June 2013

3000km Bike Ride For Girl’s Education   Helen Keogh (from Wangaratta, Australia) currently living and working as a teacher in Vientiane, Laos will cycle 3000km meeting her cycling friend Brett in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Together they will begin… Read More

International Women’s Day at NIST 2015

      This year the theme for International Women’s Day was “Make it Happen” and the students at NIST International School in Bangkok certainly did this in a big way. Led by the MS students under the… Read More

A Journey To Remember – May 2014

  by Helen Shead If it was not for the Lotus project I doubt I would have ever visited a small village in southern Laos called Kms 35 in Champhone district. In 2008, the Lotus project was developed across… Read More

Reflections – May 2014

A Reflective Journey to visit the Lotus Girls Since 2008, when I have been visiting the Lotus girls in Laos I have been very fortunate to share this journey with a few friends and colleagues from locations as… Read More


Changing the lives of Lotus girls in simple ways. Lotus Educational Fund Support from St Therese’s Primary School, New Lambton, Australia. The LOTUS Educational Fund continues to flourish with our senior students raising funds to support forty-four girls… Read More

Saiphone proudly showing her artwork.

A Day in The Life of a Lotus Girl

In the villages of the Laotian ethnic group surrounding the area known as km 35, the day starts very early, usually around 5 am. As the young girls rise they head to the river to get water and… Read More