World Education Laos is a field office of World Education, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
World Education Laos supports rural and community development in the fields of UXO victims assistance, UXO education and awareness, economic development, health, and disability inclusion.
Each of the nine provinces where we work in Laos remains heavily impacted by unexploded bombs (UXO) and landmines from the Vietnam War. Since 1992, World Education Laos has helped reduce the impact of these explosive remnants of war by improving the quality and accessibility of health care services, increasing access to education, and promoting sustainable livelihoods for accident survivors and poor communities living in UXO contaminated areas.
In recent years World Education has become a key player in strengthening the disability sector in Laos. Through the TEAM project and its partners, we have expanded economic empowerment opportunities to persons with disabilities through financial literacy and vocational training and improved the availability of assistive technologies and access to medical and rehabilitation services. In addition, through the Integrated Victims Assistance project, we are working to develop new standards for the comprehensive treatment of disabilities due to UXO, including addressing the physical and psycho-social needs of survivors.
World Education Laos’ programs are funded by USAID, the US Department of State (PM/WRA), the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and other private foundations and contributions.
World Education, Inc.
World Education improves the quality of life through education for half a million children and adults in 22 countries. Our programs promote individual and collective change: Our training programs improve adult education, help displaced peoples, stem the tide of HIV, and reduce violence through conflict resolution. How do we do it? We are a leader in building the skills, knowledge, and resources of local groups so they can accomplish their missions effectively.
We use experiential and engaging teaching techniques to help people and organizations develop skills that build on the learners’ context (cultural, linguistic, geographic, and economic), and include vital information about life and livelihoods—health, agriculture, small business development—that learners can put to immediate use.
Founded in 1951 to meet the needs of the educationally disadvantaged, World Education has worked in more than 50 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as well as in the United States. Working in concert with private, public, and nongovernmental organizations, World Education initiatives support effective local management and promote partnerships between local organizations.
For more information about World Education’s programs around the world, please visit www.worlded.org.