Hinherb, Feuang, Mad, and Vangvieng Districts
A number of factors seriously hinder the education and development of children of preschool and primary school age from ethnic minority and disadvantaged backgrounds. These factors include:
- Poverty and hunger.
- Limited operating budgets of schools.
- 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.
With this project, our goal is to ensure access to a quality primary education for ethnic minority and marginalized children in remote areas, and provide them with a child-friendly learning environment. We aim to improve the participation of children, parents and communities in education.
We do this through a number of initiatives:
- Identify issues affecting equitable access and quality of education using the Education Quality Standards (EQS) as a tool to develop a school development plan.
- Implement the school development plan.
- Establish preprimary classes prepare 4,000 young children from 30 ethnic communities for the transition to primary school.
- Train 100 school teachers on teaching methods for children with learning difficulties.
- Raise awareness among 6,000 parents and adults about hygiene and sanitation, gender equity, child-friendliness, inclusiveness, environmental protection, and positive discipline practices.
- Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES)
- Provincial Education Sport Service
- District Education and Sport Bureau.