Wednesday 29 May 2019

Progress made to improve children’s lives in Laos

On June 1, International Children’s Day will be observed in Laos and around the world. Ahead of Children’s Day, Save the Children is launching the Global Childhood Report. The report features the third edition of our annual End of Childhood Index, which ranks countries according to where childhood is most and least threatened. In the year 2000, an estimated 970 million children were robbed of their childhoods due to ‘childhood enders’ – life-changing events like child marriage, early pregnancy, exclusion from education, sickness, malnutrition and violent deaths. That number today has been reduced to 690 million – meaning that at least 280 million children worldwide are better off today than they would have been two decades ago.

Tuesday 12 February 2019

A Conference on Early Grade Reading

Save the Children International with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Ministry of Education and Sports organized a conference on early grade reading on January 31, 2019. The conference was part of the second phase of Learning and Engaging All in Primary Schools (LEAPS II) funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Coca-Cola Donates US $75,000 to Aid Flood Victims in Laos

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.

Friday 24 August 2018

Child Friendly Spaces established in Attapeu

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.

Monday 6 August 2018

Mentorship Capacity Building: Sustainable Solutions

Officials from the Ministry of Health, central hospital managers, Paediatric and OB/GYN associations, WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF and NGO partners together with provincial and district leadership and maternal/newborn health care providers from Luang Prabang and Sayaboury met on 31 July 2018 to exchange experience and share learning from the mentorship approach.