Japan Grants Over US$680,000 for Laos’s Education Development

The government and people of Japan have granted US$680,300 to the Lao government to improve the environment of secondary schools in the central and southern provinces.

The grant was donated via the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the Lao PDR.

An agreement signing ceremony to receive the assistance was signed in Vientiane last week between Sisomboun Ounavong, Director General of International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, and Yoshiharu Yoneyama, Chief Representative of the JICA Laos Office, and was witnessed by relevant officials from both sides.

The implementation of the school environment improvement programme will begin immediately following the signing of the agreement. The programme will run until 2022 and will focus on schools located in rural and remote areas in central and southern provinces.

This programme aims to upgrade school environments in rural and remote areas to be on par with those of the schools in urban or city areas, especially in terms of cleanliness and aesthetics, in order to attract students to be more active and to study both inside and outside the classroom.

The donation will be also spent on a human resources development project by awarding master’s and doctoral degree scholarships for technical officials who are related to the teaching field, aiming at upgrading their knowledge and capacity to better the education in the country in the future.

Source: Lao News Agency

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