Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Ethnic School of Laos


Schooling system in Laos gathers pupils from all Ethnicities. The primary school shown in this video counts no absent, but later on in the years it is hard to find someone willing to continue the studies... 

The culture of the Akhas is very refined, although writing was unknown until recently. Yet, they say that they used to have text in the old times, but as they were written on buffalo skin the ancient Akhas ate all their written knowledge during a famine. Now, it is normal practice for them to learn everything by heart while others have to keep books..

Kids are the treasure of an Akha family, who very often welcomes among their own children adopted kids. Nature provides all the necessary food and during the celebrations the sacrifice of animals owned by the wealthy families allows the poorest to eat meat as well.