Lone Buffalo provide free, structured English tuition to over 200 young people living in one of the world’s most heavily bombed places.  We also have more than 300 others registered and waiting for new classes.  

Across ten classes, Lone Buffalo teach five levels of English, from Beginner to Intermediate, using a combination of trained local teachers and qualified western volunteer teachers. The curriculum is based on the Common European Framework with an emphasis on enhancement activities and speaking.  

Lone Buffalo’s English language and creative skills programmes provide young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with improved chances of attending university, thus creating similar career opportunities to those from more privileged backgrounds.  

Lone Buffalo’s ultimate goal is to help young people achieve their aspirations through English study in Phonsavan, monitoring their progress through University and introducing students to prospective employers as they finish their degrees.  Former Lone Buffalo students currently study at universities in Laos, China, Korea and Vietnam.

In 2017 the first Lone Buffalo student to graduate started a career as a radar technician, a result of our employer introduction meetings. More students will graduate during 2018.