Another important step for the LAWANG “Beware” Project: Expanding the Scope of Explosive Ordnance Risk Education in Laos phase II, funded by the U.S. Department of State.
In December, a workshop for developing the EORE curriculum for Non Formal Education (NFE) and EORE Handbook for Village Education Development Committees (VEDC) and Youth Volunteers (YVs) occurred in Vientiane Province. The meeting was Chaired by the Honorable Mr. Visan Somphong, Deputy Director General of the Non Formal Education Department and Mrs. Rebecca Derry, Country Director of World Education (WEI) in Laos. Also in attendance were representatives from NFE, General Education, the Department of International Organization, Lao Youth Union, the NFE middle center, the National Regulatory Authority for the UXO/Mine Action (NRA), and the NFE center from Xieng Khouang Province and from Paek District, along with WEI staff.
The success of the workshop includes: The Draft of EORE Curriculum for Primary NFE level 1, level 2 and level 3; And the draft of EORE Curriculum for upper and lower secondary NFE; Lastly the draft of EORE handbook for VEDC and YVs. All curricula and handbooks will be approved by the Department of Non-Formal Education, Ministry of Education and Sports before it is piloted in 5 target provinces: Xieng Khouang, Khammouan, Savannakhet, Salavan, and Sekong.