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Fund higher education and/or professional training for young women in Laos

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Fund higher education and/or professional training for young women in Laos

Laos 7 Contributors Launched January 16, 2014 Funding ends:30-12-2017
Project Funded

The challenge

Extreme poverty is pervasive in Laos. In fact, 27.6% of the Lao population survives on less than $ 1.25 a day. In addition to coping with extremely difficult living conditions, many children in Laos also see their fundamental right to education denied; for the poorest families, the costs of children’s schooling remains unaffordable.

 

In Laos, a chronic lack of educational infrastructure and trained teachers combines with poverty and gender discrimination to disproportionately deprive underprivileged girls and young women of an education. Families often choose to keep girls at home so that they can help with household chores, take care of their younger siblings or work to earn additional income. As a result, less than a third of girls in Laos attend secondary school.

The solutions we’re proposing

W4's field program has established an educational scholarship program through which young women acquire vital skills and qualifications, ranging from college degrees in domains such as management and accounting to vocational training as electricians or painters and decorators. 

The impact of giving

By helping to fund higher education and/or training for a young woman in Laos, you offer her the life-transforming chance to obtain skills and qualifications. Your gift helps her to obtain safe employment and build a future free from the harms of poverty. You not only transform her life prospects: you also help to break the cycle of poverty and improve the life prospects of her family and community.

Contributors

Nicola
Canada

Nicola
Canada

David
France

Peaceful New Year. Make sure that you study well, so that all women are respected and on an equal footing to males, in work and at home.

Maeve
United States

Anonymous
France

zizi
United States

Catherine
France

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