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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 agencies.

World Education Laos works with rural communities in nine provinces of Laos in the fields of:

  • Unexploded ordnance (UXO)/landmine survivor assistance
  • Unexploded ordnance/Landmine education and community awareness
  • Curriculum development
  • Microfinance
  • 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
Photo of Bounchoi
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 website.

Photographs by Paul Wager unless otherwise indicated.