Save the Children staff in Laos are preparing an emergency response after at least 10 people were killed and hundreds more left missing when a dam collapsed in the south of the country.
Strengthening nutrition services at health facilities is improving nutritional behaviors.
Save the Children has agreed to support two projects for the Ministry of Education and Sports, aiming to develop education for Lao children.
Save the Children in Laos and Friends International entered into a partnership to create an illustrative book comprised of pictures drawn by disadvantaged children for other children to “read.” They call it a "Talking Book" – a book without words.
The Coca-Cola Foundation has donated US $75,000 to Save the Children in Laos to aid flood victims affected by the collapsed dam in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province in Lao PDR. The handover ceremony was held at Save the Children Country Office on Wednesday November 21, 2018 in Vientiane Capital.
In order to support children and to help keep them safe, Save the Children has set up Child Friendly Spaces under the leadership of the Ministry of Education and Sports and in coordination with development partners. Supervised by trained facilitators, children can take part in educational, recreational and social activities. These spaces provide protective and nurturing settings for children and their families to have a sense of normalcy during this crisis. In addition, these spaces act as a bridge to help prepare children for a return to formal schooling. With the school year potentially delayed for hundreds of children, these Child Friendly Spaces are more essential than ever.
[LA] Maternal and Newborn Newsletter #17 - Nov 2018