The USAID-funded World Education TEAM project works with the Lao Disabled Women’s Development Centre (LDWDC) to provide vocational training to 67 women with disabilities from other provinces (in 3 batches over two years). In addition to vocational training in sewing, paper handicrafts or weaving, the students receive group psychosocial support, medical treatment, follow-up support for job placement, and grants for their own businesses. One of the students for the first batch who graduated in February 2016, Ms. Bao Khang, recently received a small grant to start her own clothing business. Ms. Bao Khang lives in Nonghet District, Xieng Khouang Province, and her new shop has been very successful. Sewing the skirts by herself, Ms. Bao Khang can make up to 10 skirts per day. The USAID-funded World Education TEAM project is proud to work with the Lao Disabled Women’s Development Centre to empower women to become independent role models in society.
To read more about the Lao Disabled Women’s Development Centre and their incredible work, please visit: http://laodisabledwomen.com/
To learn more about the USAID-funded World Education TEAM project, please visit: http://laos.worlded.org/projects/team/