Laotian Students Denied Education Because They Are Christians, by Julie Oosterhouse, Mission Network News
"Education holds the key to a brighter future for children who come from impoverished farming villages in Laos. Three high school students were recently denied that right, however, because they are followers of Jesus Christ.
"Christian Aid Mission assists ministries in Laos that are planting churches and providing for the basic living needs of persecuted families, some of whom are evicted from their communities due to their faith in Christ.
"On May 20, the chief of Saisomboon village in Savannakhet province prohibited the female students from taking their final examinations at Liansai village school.
“'The village chief cited that due to their belief in the Christian faith, the three students have thus forfeited their right to education,” according to a report from Human Rights Watch for Lao Religious Freedom (HRWLRF). The report stated one student is 14 years old. The other two girls are age 15..."