Lao PDR : Hinhurb, Feuang, Mad, and Vangvieng Districts of Vientiane Province
Poverty and hunger hinder children’s education. Schools have limited operating budgets. Remote schools often have poor learning facilities and lack materials and qualified teachers who speak the local language. Many children in remote areas lack access to complete primary education, especially girls. Schools often lack clean water, and hygiene practices are poor.
Ensure equitable access- improve quality- parents/communities/child participation in education.
Ensure an accessibility of ethnic and marginalized children in remote areas to quality primary education and a child-friendly environment for learning.
4,000 primary school children, 100 school teachers, 6,000 parents and adults in 30 ethnic communities
Identification of issues affecting equitable access and quality of education using Education Quality Standards (EQS) as a tool to develop a school development plan (SDP).
Implementation of SDP.
Establishment of pre-primary classes to prepare young children for school readiness.
Training on teaching methods for children with learning difficulties.
Promote hygiene and sanitation, gender equity, child-friendliness and inclusiveness, environmental protection, and positive discipline practices.
Improved access, participation, academic performance, and completion rates in primary schooling and life skills of boys and girls from ethnic and marginalized communities.
Ministry of Education and Sports, Provincial Education Sport Service, and District Education and Sport Bureau.
Vithanya Noonan, Country Programmes Coordinator
Duration / 2015-2019