Mr. Thippamon Chanthalangsy is head engineer of the Division of Construction in the Ministry of Education and Sports at a national level. His division is composed of 6 engineers responsible of the macro planning of construction, retrofitting, and repairing of schools and facilities in Lao PDR.
Phak is an 11-year-old girl studying in year 5 at the Primary School located in Hongsa District, Xayabouri Province, Laos. Phak is the eldest of two children, and her younger sister who is 8 years old is disabled and does not attend school. Phak lives about 2km from her school near her family’s field crops and walks to school alone every morning. Her routine is to wake up at 6 am and to arrive at school by around 7:30 am.
Today, International Day for DRR, is a day to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their risk to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of DRR. The theme this year is older people and disasters.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed a memorandum of understanding in Vientiane on 20 March 2014 with Save the Children in relation to two development projects to be implemented in the three provinces of Luang Prabang, Sayaboury and Bolikhamxay.
Save the Children International is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with company number 3732267 and a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 1076822. Its registered office is St Vincent House, 30 Orange Street, London, WC2H 7HH.