Education and training

Development and assistance for education

South Korean power company lends helping hand to flood-hit Attapeu school

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Electricity bills at Sanamxay Secondary School in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province, will now be much lower thanks to help from the Korea Western Power Company Limited (KOWEPO), which has installed solar power at the school.The company decided to help the school ...

News Desk

Japan to support Laos in human resource development

TOKYO (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government of Japan has agreed to help Laos develop high quality human resources responsible for strengthening administrative capacity and establishing institutions, including improving the capacity of government officials, according to the website of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The promise of assistance ...

Times Reporters

Australia Helps Improve English Skills For Lao Army Officers

(KPL) The Australian Department of Defence works closely with the Lao People’s Army (LPA) to improve English capability of local armed force officers.English is the language of ASEAN and Australia has been a long-term supporter for the LPA’s English language training programme.Every year Australia grants ...


New libraries to help children develop good reading habits for Laotians

The Department of Education and Sports of Vientiane province, along with Action with Lao Children (ALC), will carry out child development projects in Phonhong and Hinheup districts.  The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on the Lao Child Development Project by the Ministry of Education and ...

Somxay Sengdara

FEATURE: Reading Elephant Laos inspires rural schoolchildren in Bokeo

BOKEO, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) – With the school year coming to an end next month, Reading Elephant Laos is making a hurried round of visits to schools in Huayxai district, Bokeo province to engage children in inspirational activities, especially reading, and donate educational materials.Reading Elephant ...

Patithin Phetmeuangphuan

7,000 Lao children set to benefit from new education project

An education project benefiting 7,000 children will get underway this year which officials expect will improve school governance, assist with school readiness and develop basic literacy and numeracy skills among pre-school and primary school students. Called ‘Inclusive, Child-friendly Environments and the Improvement of the Quality of ...

Times Reporters

Asean, Seameo discuss Lao education project

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Two international organisations plan to form a partnership to help Laos deliver better education outcomes in its remote border areas.The Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organisation (Seameo) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) held their technical working group meeting ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Vietnam extends scholarship programme for Lao students

The Vietnamese government is continuing its support programme by providing 1,273 scholarships for Lao students and officials to study in Laos and Vietnam this year.The details were revealed in an official report tabled at a meeting in Vientiane yesterday to highlight achievements in cooperation and ...

Times Reporters

Singapore NGO to support child education project in Laos

A Singapore non-governmental organisation (NGO), Radion International, will support child protection and development in Laos.  A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the project was signed with Laos’ Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in Vientiane recently, according to the Singapore Embassy. More ...

Times Reporters

South Korea lends helping hand to school reading programmes in Laos

Schoolchildren in the capital and Xayaboury province will get extra help with reading thanks to funding support from Good Hands, an international development NGO based in the Republic of Korea.Hundreds of students and teachers in Xaythany and Sangthong districts in Vientiane and Kaenthao district in ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

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