Comprehensive Mine Risk Education (MRE) Project (2019-2021)
Client(s): US Department of State
Expertise: Life Skills Training
The Comprehensive Mine Risk Education Project aims to reduce injury and death from unexploded ordnance (UXO) by informing school-age children about how to protect themselves and their peers.
Formerly known as the UXO Education and Awareness Project, World Education began developing a primary school curriculum about UXO safety in 1996. While the number of UXO accidents in Laos has decreased significantly since that time, children represented 53% of UXO casualties from 2016 to 2018, which demonstrates a continuing need for mine risk education. Today, the project reaches young people at risk of UXO accidents through a school curriculum as well as through puppetry performances in communities.
The project focuses on building the capacity of the Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES) to manage mine risk education in the future. In the current three-year project (2018-2020), the project added Bolikhamxay as a target province and now reaches all 88 districts in Xieng Khouang, Luang Prabang, Houaphan, Khammouane, Sekong, Champassak, Savannakhet, Saravane, Attapeu, and Bolikhamxay provinces. Project activities include:
Learn more about the Comprehensive MRE Project.