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  • Now Hiring: Consultant for Project Evaluation

    World Education Laos is currently recruiting a consultant to conduct a project evaluation for the Women’s Entrepreneurial Center (WEC). Applications will be reviewed as they are received; no later than 31 October 2019. Please click here to view the terms of reference and application instructions.

  • Community Based Inclusive Development with U.S. Ambassador and MLSW Deputy Minister

    On September 24-25, 2019, U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter together with the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, Madame Baikham Katthiya, and representatives from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, World Education Laos, and local authorities attended the USAID Okard project’s community awareness raising and screening activities in Kouymor village, Kham district, Xieng Khouang province. USAID Okard Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) facilitators from the Quality of Life Association (QLA), a local non-profit association, led the activities. USAID works with the Government of Laos, World Education, Humanity & Inclusion, and civil society organizations to promote disability inclusive policies so that no person is left ...

  • New Project: USAID Okard signs MOU

    World Education is pleased to announce the official launch of the USAID Okard project. “This new agreement marks an important milestone in our countries’ partnership to enhance the independence and functional ability of persons with disabilities through equal access to health and social services in Laos,” said U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter. On May 16, the Country Director of World Education Laos, Ms Sarah Bruinooge and the Director General of the Department of Policy to Devotees Disability and the Elderly and Head of the Secretariat of the National Committee for Disabled People and the Elderly of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, Mr. Khamping Sengtannalat signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the ...

  • UXO Survivors’ Unmet Needs Research

    ໃນປີ 2017, ອົງການ ເວີລ໌ດເອດຢູເຄຊັນ ໄດ້ຈັດຕັ້ງ ແລະ ນໍາພາ ກິດຈະກໍາລົງສໍາຫລວດ ຄວາມຕ້ອງການທີ່ຍັງບໍ່ທັນໄດ້ຮັບການຕອບສະໜອງ ຂອງຜູ້ລອດຊີວິດຈາກ ລບຕ ທີ່ດຳລົງຊີວິດໃນ ສປປ ລາວ. ອີງຕາມສະຖິຕິຖານຂໍ້ມູນ ຈາກຫ້ອງການ ຄະນະກຳມະການຄຸ້ມຄອງແຫ່ງຊາດ ເພື່ອແກ້ໄຂ ບັນຫາລະເບີດບໍ່ທັນແຕກ ທີ່ຕົກຄ້າງຢູ່ ສປປ ລາວ ຈຳນວນຜູ້ລອດຊີວິດຈາກ ລບຕ ທັງໝົດໃນທົ່ວປະເທດແມ່ນປະມານ 15,000ຄົນ. ອົງການ ເວີລ໌ດເອດຢູເຄຊັນ ຮ່ວມກັບບໍລິສັດ ສຳຫລວດ ອີນໂດໄຊນາ ລົງສຳຫລວດເກັບກຳ ຂໍ້ມູນຜູ້ລອດຊີວິດ ເຊັ່ນ: ຂໍ້ມູນດ້ານການປິ່ນປົວ, ດ້ານເສດຖະກິດ ແລະ ຂໍ້ມູນດ້ານອື່ນໆທີ່ກ່ຽວຂ້ອງ ຈາກຜູ້ລອດຊີວິດ ຈຳນວນ 300ຄົນ ຈາກແຂວງ ຊຽງຂວາງ, ສະຫວັນນະເຂດ ແລະ ອັດຕະປື. ທ່ານ ນາງ ດຣ ໂຈ ເດີແຮມ ຈາກໂຮງຮຽນພາກວິຊາສຸຂະພາບສາທາລະນະສຸກ ຄະນະແພດສາດ, ມະຫາວິທະຍາໄລຄິນສະແລນ, ປະເທດອົດສະຕຣາລີ (School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland) ເປັນຫົວໜ້າທິມໃນການອອກແບບເຄື່ອງມືເກັບກໍາຂໍ້ມູນ ແລະ ວິໃຈຜົນໄດ້ຮັບ ຈາກຜູ້ຕອບແບບສອບຖາມ ຈໍານວນ 300ຄົນ. ບົດລາຍງານຜົນໄດ້ຮັບຂອງການລົງສຳຫລວດແມ່ນເວົ້າເຖິງລາຍລະອຽດ ຂອງຄວາມຕ້ອງການທີ່ຍັງບໍ່ທັນໄດ້ຮັບການຕອບສະໜອງຂອງຜູ້ລອດຊີິວິດ ແລະ ບັນດາຂໍ້ແນະນຳຕ່າງໆແມ່ນໄດ້ນຳສະເໜີ ແລະ ປຶກສາຫາລືໃນກອງປະຊຸມເຜີຍແຜ່ຜົນໄດ້ຮັບຂອງການລົງສຳຫລວດ ເຊິ່ງໄດ້ຈັດຂື້ນຢູ່ນະຄອນຫລວງວຽງຈັນ ໂດຍມີຕົວແທນເຂົ້າຮ່ວມຈາກ ໂຮງໝໍແຂວງ, ອົງການຈັດຕັ້ງສາກົນ ແລະ ຕາງໜ້າຈາກ ຫ້ອງການ ຄະນະກຳມະການຄຸ້ມຄອງແຫ່ງຊາດ ເພື່ອແກ້ໄຂ ບັນຫາລະເບີດບໍ່ທັນແຕກ ທີ່ຕົກຄ້າງຢູ່ ສປປ ລາວ. ໃນຂະນະທີ່ຄວາມຕ້ອງການຂອງບຸກຄົນທີ່ໄດ້ກໍານົດໃນໄລຍະການສໍາຫຼວດ ເຊັ່ນ: ອຸປະກອນເຄື່ອງຊ່ວຍອໍານວຍຄວາມສະດວກຕ່າງໆ, ການຊ່ວຍເຫລືອດ້ານສຸຂະພາບຈິດ ແລະ ການເຂົ້າຮອດເຂົ້າເຖິງການບໍລິການດ້ານສຸຂະພາບ ເຊິ່ງຍັງຄົງເປັນບັນຫາທີ່ທ້າທາຍຫຼັກ, ການສື່ສານທີ່ດີກ່ວາເກົ່າ ລະຫວ່າງຄູ່ຮ່ວມງານດ້ານການພັດທະນາ, ບັນດາອົງການຈັດຕັ້ງປະຕິບັດກິດຈະກຳການຊ່ວຍເຫລືອ ແລະ ພະນັກງານສຸຂະພາບ ຈະຊ່ວຍປັບປຸງລະບົບການຄຸ້ມຄອງແຕ່ລະກໍລະນີ ແລະ ຊ່ອງທາງນດ້ານການປິ່ນປົວ ໂດຍມີຂໍ້ມູນດັ່ງກ່າວນີ້ ອົງການເວີລ໌ດເອດຢູເຄຊັນ ...

  • TEAM’S “CELEBRATING DIVERSITY” E-BOOK

    The goal of the USAID funded World Education TEAM project was ambitious: to enable people with disabilities, especially women and girls, to attain and maintain maximum independence to fully and equally participate in all aspects of life. The stories in this book are stories of hope and resilience, and they illustrate the contribution that World Education’s USAID-funded TEAM project has made towards the realization of the rights of persons with disabilities to access improved services and to enjoy the same quality of life as others in the Lao PDR. Click the picture below to see the e-book version of TEAM’s “Celebrating Diversity: Stories of Hope and Resilience”.

  • World Education Laos Turns 25!

    World Education Laos celebrated our 25th anniversary in Lao PDR on September 15th, 2017! Over the past 25 years, we have worked hard in support of our mission to engage and empower Lao communities, families, and individuals through programs in education, health, mine action, and economic development. Our projects have taken place in every province and have spanned across many various sectors, from Lao textiles to credit unions.    Thank you to our special guests US Ambassador Rena Bitter, UN Resident Coordinator Kaarina Immonen, the Deputy Head of Mission for the Australian Embassy Andreas Zurbrugg, Mr. Mithong Souvonvisay, Mr. Thonglith Sihabandid, and the representatives from our donors, the Lao ...

  • Short film featuring TEAM’s beneficiaries in Wheelchair Basketball – “We All Can” Short film featuring TEAM's beneficiaries in Wheelchair Basketball -  "We All Can"

    “I don’t blame my parents that I was born like this. I don’t blame fate that I am different from others. I don’t want your pity. I will prove to myself and the rest of the world that I’ve got willpower, perseverance, courage, ability, and my value as a human being is the same as yours.” – Douangchay Southamamvong, Savannakhet. As part of World Education’s USAID-funded TEAM project, sub-recipient ADDP worked to organize the “Para Sports Awareness Raising Program” through the development of wheelchair basketball in local provinces from May 2016 – August 2017. As a part of this initiative, a short film named “We All Can” ...

  • Staff Spotlight: RLP Deputy Project Manager Khammouane Sisanphet Staff Spotlight: RLP Deputy Project Manager Khammouane Sisanphet

    Meet Khammouane! Khammouane is the Deputy Project Manager for World Education’s Resilient Livelihoods for the Poor project, which enables 400 of the poorest households in Lao Ngam District, Saravane Province to have sustainable livelihoods that last beyond the project. Each household in the project cohort receives a productive asset (for example, livestock) and comprehensive support through fortnightly household visits, training sessions, and asset support grants to help them plan towards their future. In 2007, Khammouane received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Mahachulalongkhorerajavidyalaya University in Thailand. After graduating, Khammouane moved to Vientiane and lived for three years as a monk; he loved being a monk, as it ...

  • World Education Featured in the Irish Times World Education Featured in the Irish Times

    Rosita Boland, a journalist for The Irish Times, teamed up with Mark Whiteside from the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) to visit UXO survivors in Xieng Khouang Province, the most heavily bombed province in Laos. Boland reflects on the disastrous effects of what is now referred to as the “Secret War,” in which the U.S. dropped 270 million bombs on Laos between 1964 and 1973, in order to prevent supplies being taken into Vietnam during the war between the communist north and the U.S.-backed south. Boland visits UXO survivors Yeyang Yang and Khammeung Phommalein, whom World Education supported with medical compensation and peer-to-peer support. Of Yeyang, Boland writes: ...

  • World Education’s TEAM Project Holds Its Seventh Coordination Meeting World Education's TEAM Project Holds Its Seventh Coordination Meeting

    On 27 April 2017, the USAID-funded World Education Laos (WEL) TEAM project organized the seventh coordination meeting with 36 participants, including USAID, WEL, and TEAM’s 14 current sub-recipients. The meeting took place at the Learning House for Development in Vientiane. WEL’s TEAM project and its sub-recipients shared their latest achievements and progress; emphasis was placed on learning from one another, and developing synergies with each other, in order to develop the rehabilitation and disability sectors in Laos. In addition, the importance of outcome measurement and accountability to demonstrate tangible change in the lives of beneficiaries was highlighted. As WEL-TEAM project’s Technical Director Bernard Franck stated, “It ...