Journal of ERW and Mine Action
An article showcasing the work of World Education in Laos was recently featured in the Spring 2012 issue of the Journal of Explosive Remnants of War and Mine Action. The full text of the article can be accessed here.
World Education Laos (also known as World
Education/Consortium) is a field office of
World Education, Inc., a non profit organization
based in Boston, Massachusetts.
The goal of the World Education Laos office
is to empower vulnerable populations in Laos
to become as productive as possible through
multi-sectoral programming in partnership
with the local government and Lao non-profit
World Education Laos works with rural communities
in nine provinces of Laos in the fields of:
- Unexploded ordnance (UXO)/landmine survivor
- Unexploded ordnance/Landmine education
and community awareness
- Curriculum development
- Emergency medical care upgrading
- Financing of emergency medical care for
UXO accident survivors
- Livelihoods training
- Community awareness
- Income generation
- Agriculture and livestock extension
- Water and sanitation and disease prevention
- Support for people with disabilities
With McKnight Foundation
funding, World Education arranged for
Bounchoi's medical care after a piece
of unexploded ordnance (UXO) exploded
under a fire he built, causing injuries
to his throat and chest.
For more information about World Education's
programs around the world please visit www.worlded.org.
World Education thanks the McKnight Foundation
for its generous support for developing this
Photographs by Paul Wager unless otherwise indicated.