Foreign Affairs

Japan Supports Improving Basic Education for Children of Ethnic Minorities in Oudomxay

(KPL) The government of Japan provided grant assistance worth USD 526,999 to support basic education for children of ethnic minorities in Oudomxay Province of the Lao PDR.

A contract on the grant project was signed at the Japanese Embassy in Vientiane on Dec 3 between Ambassador of Japan to the Lao PDR, Mr. Keizo Takewaka, and the Project Manager of Plan International Japan, Ms. Kumiko Suzumura.

Plan International Japan is a Japanese non-profit organization which initiates and manages the project.

The grant extended at this time will fund the activities in the first year of the three-year project.

The project, entitled Basic Education for Ethnic Minority Children in Oudomxay Province is in its first year and aims to improve the quality of basic education and school readiness of ethnic minority children in Pakbeng district, Oudomxay Province.

The project will work on capacity building of teachers and parents in pre-primary and primary schools in Pakbeng.

The project will construct pre-primary classrooms at 9 schools (3 schools per year). Training to teachers and parents from all targeted schools will be conducted annually from Year 1 to Year 3.

Plan International seeks a world where all children realize their full potential, and strives for a world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. They work in more than 70 countries around the world together with children, school and government partners.

Source: Lao News Agency