Past Projects

Reducing Childhood Diarrhea Program (2012-2014)

The Reducing Childhood Diarrhea (RCD) project in Xieng Khouang province, northern Laos combined community mobilization, education, and simple technologies to reduce the impact of diarrhea on children’s health. The project combined a behavioral change intervention proven to have impact in

Medical Capacity Development

To improve UXO accident victims’ rate of survival and rehabilitation after an accident, World Education has, for over a decade, been improving Laos’ emergency and trauma care medical systems through training and the provision of equipment. Since 1995, World Education

Developing a Rural Microfinance Institution in Laos (2009-2014)

Only about 15% of households in Laos have access to formal financial sources. Poor rural communities in Laos do not have access to secure and reliable financial services. Consequently, families are unable to make significant investments in developing their livelihoods,

Economic Assistance & Livelihoods Training for UXO Survivors (2009-2013)

Survivors of unexploded ordnance (UXO) accidents in Laos often become physically or emotionally disabled after their accidents. For many UXO survivors, injuries prevent them from returning to work, and their families fall into hardship because of medical costs and decreased income. With

Survivors’ Economic and Technical Assistance (SETA) (2007-2008)

For the survivors of a traumatic UXO incident, the medical care often costs more than the average family’s annual income, and survivors who have serious injuries to the face, torso, and arms frequently cannot return to the jobs in which they

Laos Economic Acceleration Program for the Silk Sectors (LEAPSS) (1999-2006)

For centuries, Lao silk textiles have been admired for their beauty, quality, and unique designs. The domestic and international demand for textiles has been high. Over the past 25 years, however, the silk industry in Laos has suffered a decline,

English Language Training (1997-2000)

In 1997, to build the capacity of the government of Laos, World Education Laos (then the Consortium) implemented an English Language training program in Xayabouly and Oudomxay Provinces. The Consortium hired two consultants, one for each province, who were based

Repatriation Assistance (1992-2000)

Many people repatriating to Laos had lived in refugee camps during decades of conflict. Because they had lived in camps for so long, World Education (then the Consortium) implemented a comprehensive, integrated development program to allow people to live independently