World Education Laos is a field office of World Education, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in the United States. World Education is dedicated to engaging and empowering communities, families, and individuals through programs in mine action, education, disability inclusion, economic development, and health. World Education Laos’ programs are designed to build capacity, promote self-sufficiency, and increase inclusion of all persons in Lao PDR.

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In 2019, World Education Laos projects achieved the following:

– 63,533 people learned UXO safety practices at Mine Risk Education (MRE) puppetry troupe performances, and 2,983 student teachers, teachers, teacher trainers learned MRE teaching methods

– USAID Okard conducted Disability Inclusion Awareness Raising sessions for 3,633 people in 51 villages and identified 1,266 persons with difficulty in functioning who might benefit from USAID Okard case management 

– USAID Okard provided mental health training to 44 doctors and nurses

– 523 women from 16 provinces were trained in business management and vocational skills by the end of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Center project, allowing them to start and grow their small businesses

– The War Victims Medical Fund supported 15 UXO survivors and families.

Read the 2019 Impact Report to learn more.