Aide et Action Laos is launching a new 5-year project aimed at overcoming some of the remaining educational challenges in the country. The project focuses on creating inclusive, child-friendly school environments and improving basic literacy and numeracy learning outcomes for pre-primary and primary students in 30 schools in Vientiane and Oudomxay provinces.
Like in other border areas in the region, human trafficking is a serious problem in Lao Cai, Vietnam, close to the border with China. Between 2012 and 2017, Lao Cai province alone received 661 returned trafficking victims, 127 of them children (source: Lao Cai Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs).
On Feb 28, the project “Enhancing Institutional and Operational Capacities of the Provincial Associations of Local Councils ” was officially launched at the Cambodiana Hotel in Phnom Penh.
Aide et Action Laos is embarking on a new 5-year project to help improve literacy and numeracy of children (often of non-Lao ethnic background). In a first step on this journey, Aide et Action Laos has carried out a survey in the target schools, assessing the children’s current literacy and numeracy Skills.
It is with great pleasure that we can announce that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed last week in Bandung, Indonesia, between Aide et Action International Southeast Asia & China and the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture which allows us to collaborate with the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Early Childhood Care, Education and Parenting (SEAMEO CECCEP).
Viet-Mong bilingual textbooks combined with child-centered learning methods form the backbone of the teaching model recently endorsed by the Department of Education and Training of Lai Chau Province for replication in all kindergartens and primary schools in the three poorest communes of the province.
When organizations work together in partnerships wonderful things can happen. After learning from the local community in Angkoul Commune, Damnak Chang Eur District in Kep Province that the school infrastructure in the area was insufficient to offer all primary school children in the area a quality education in a child-friendly environment, Aide et Action Cambodia, together with iLEAD International School, and TX Foundation decided to build the required infrastructure.
Aide et Action’s Regional Director, Mr. Savy LACH, explored opportunities for collaboration with the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), a regional intergovernmental organization of Southeast Asian countries that promotes regional cooperation in education, science and culture in the region.