Give Children A Choice (GCAC) partnered with Nourish Lao Children (NLC) to build a kitchen in Thachok Village in Xieng Khouang. A first-of-its-kind village empowerment/partnership program where the donor provides a basic kitchen with equipment and supplies. Our mutual goals include improving children’s nutrition and improving children’s school attendance. Parents and teachers agreed to provide ingredients to prepare lunch for the children. Free lunch will help improve afternoon attendance. The parents are usually in the ricefield and not at home to tell their preschoolers to return back to school for the afternoon session. The long-term test will be the villagers’ follow through commitment. It’s a wonderful opportunity.