Celebrating Teacher’s Day in the Lao PDR
World Teachers' Day, celebrated each year in October, was established by UNESCO in 1994 to recognize the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development. The Lao PDR is no different, and celebrations are held to honour teachers in schools and universities for their contribution in a specific subject or towards the community in general.
You will find that throughout the month children and their parents are busy searching and looking for souvenirs and preparing for school activities to be part of the Teacher’s Day celebration ceremony. In many schools, celebration of Teacher’s Day is quite cheerful and colorful as there are many creative and cheerful performances by the students to show respect for teachers.
Education is important for all countries’ development, and the Lao PDR is no different. It is a key national strategic goal for the Government of the Lao PDR to enable future generations to break from the cycle of poverty and achieve the country’s national development goals.
Save the Children in Laos would like to wish each and every teacher, lecturer and tutor a Happy Teacher’s Day throughout the month of October.
Save the Children has been working in the education sector in the Lao PDR for over 23 years