Sombath Somphone Education Fund

An Inspiring Laotian Activist:

Sombath Somphone has devoted his entire life working to promote education and sustainable development among young people in Laos PDR. His enforced disappearance in 2012 unfortunately cut short his work. His wife, Ng Shui Meng, has written a book entitled ‘Silencing of a Laotian Son – the Life, Work and Enforced Disappearance of Sombath Somphone’. The book was published in parternship with INEB and launched in Bangkok, Siam (Thailand) on 14 December 2021. All proceeds from the sale of the book go towards the Sombath Somphone Education Fund to continue Sombath’s work. 

About the Fund: 

The Sombath Somphone Education Fund will provide scholarships to children, especially girls, ages 7-17 to receive primary and secondary education, as well as young school drop-outs and graduates, ages 14-20 to attend vocational training schools where they can learn valuable life-skills.

The Sombath Family will match each donation to the fund dollar for dollar.

Ways to Support: 

– The book (e-copy and paperback) can be bought through INEB’s website:

– Donations to the Sombath Somphone Education Fund can be made by clicking on this link*:

*When making the donation, please specifically note that it is for the ‘Sombath Somphone Education Fund’.