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Laos

World Education has operated in Laos since 1992, implementing programs in refugee repatriation, health, agriculture, anti-trafficking and microfinance. Currently, the majority of program activity is focused on the unexploded ordnance (UXO) sector. UXO that were leftover from the Vietnam War era continue to maim and kill Lao people, most of whom were born after the end of the conflict. They present an ongoing threat to the health and well-being of Lao people and are a severe constraint to the country’s socio-economic development.

World Education Laos is dedicated to engaging and empowering communities, families, and individuals through programs in education, health, mine action, and economic development. World Education Laos’ programs are designed to build capacity, promote self-sufficiency, and increase inclusion of all persons in Lao PDR.

For those affected by land mines, World Education works to cover the cost of medical and rehabilitation costs. World Education also builds the capacity of teachers and school directors to educate children on the risks of land mines—more than 300,000 students have been reached throughout Laos. Conducting training on trauma care and medical capacity to improve the clinical, diagnostic and management skills of medical personnel so that they are better able to respond to UXO accident victims is also a critical component of the work. Finally, reaching the very poor and diabled—as well as women—with livelihoods training and business start-up grants is helping people become economically self-sufficient.

In addition, World Education Laos enables persons with disabilities, especially women and girls, to attain and maintain maximum independence to fully and equally participate in all aspects of life through the TEAM project.

Learn more at the World Education/Laos website.

 

Featured Projects

View details: Training, Economic Empowerment, Assistive Technology and Medical Rehabilitation (TEAM) project

Training, Economic Empowerment, Assistive Technology and Medical Rehabilitation (TEAM) project

the Lao TEAM Project coordinates efforts to assist organizations working with people with disabilities to help them attain and maintain maximum independence to fully and equally participate in all aspects of life.

View details: War Victims Medical Fund

War Victims Medical Fund

Supporting UXO victims by paying for related medical costs, providing follow-up support to survivors and families, and supporting accident survivors with post-trauma careers.

 
 

 

 

Featured Resources

 

Features

View details: UXO Education and Awareness

UXO Education and Awareness

Preparing teachers and puppeteers to teach and protect children from the dangers of UXO in Laos.

View details: Improving Health Care Management in Laos

Improving Health Care Management in Laos

"I became head of the Medical Training team after learning to be a trainer with the War Victims Assistance Project," says Dr. Lounethong.

View details: Helping Children Orphaned and Injured from UXO

Helping Children Orphaned and Injured from UXO

After Thao Ooh was severly injured in a UXO explosion that killed his father, World Education helped cover Ooh's medical expenses and find him a place to live.