About Us

Educate a Child, Empower a Community

The Pika Foundation


Founder and Director:  Jennifer Vasta


e-mail:  info@pikafoundation.org

Company Profile

The Pika Foundation was established after its Founder, Jennifer Vasta, visited Laos as a tourist and then as a volunteer and was struck by the extreme beauty of the country and kindness of its people.  While parents were eager to get a proper education for their children and to better their lives, it was also clear that they did not have the resources to do so.​  Jennifer makes regular trips to Laos to meet with the students and their families and to personally purchase and distribute the supplies. Our work in Laos has expanded with the completion of our new dormitory and the planned addition of an English language school; as a result Jennifer intends to spend additional time in Luang Prabang to oversee the projects and identify local volunteer staff.

With such close control and personal involvement, we can account for every dollar distributed.  And since all of the foundation staff work on a volunteer basis, our overhead is very low.  Our philosophy is to increase the impact of every donation to the foundation by eliminating administrative layers and getting the much needed assistance directly to the children.