November 26, 2010
(KPL) The Lao Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has inked an agreement committing its further support for the second phase of the community and school capacity building on advocacy for children with disabilities in Vientiane Capital, Vientiane province, Borikhamsay and Khammouane.
The project is designed to enable grassroots authorities and schools to help children with disabilities gain an access to education and better living conditions, raise awareness on danger of unexploded ordnance and UXO risk education, provide training in first aid for teachers and village volunteers in target communities.
Scheduled to end in 2012, the second phase of the project will be implemented with a funding of over USD 317,000 by the Lao Catholic Relief Services, the State Department of the United States of America. The project will operate in Hardsaifong district, Vientiane Capital, Thourakhom district, Vientiane province, Thaphabath district, Borikhamsay province, and Saybouathong district, Khammouane province.
The agreement was signed on Wednesday, Nov 24, by Director of the Department of Primary Schools and Kindergartens, Mr. Chaleun Souvong, and the Lao Catholic Relief Services Country Manager, Ms. Sarah Alexander. The signing was witnessed by the US Ambassador to Laos, Ms. Karen Stewart, representatives of the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Education and Public Health and relevant officials.