Scholarships and Support for students in Laos

by Global Vision International Charitable Trust
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Summary

This project aims to have a positive impact on the development of Laos by increasing the choices, life-chances and employment opportunities of a diverse range of financially disadvantaged students. This is achieved through increased access to education. GVI aims to equitably support both males and females with English lessons, female-only classes, an array of scholarships, vocational education and training, as well as medical and basic needs support.
$20,000
total goal
$3,916
remaining
69
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

In Laos, opportunities for education are closely linked to socio-economic status. This is exacerbated for rural students. As a result, males commonly come to Luang Prabang to access opportunities available to them at the temples and to become Novice Monks. This is not an option for females. Many girls must forego education so that they can stay home to support the family. If they do leave home in search of work, they are often tricked into the sex industry due to lack of experience and support.

Solution

With community consultation, we identify youth, novice monks, lay males & females, without access to education & training & offer support to them in the form of educational opportunities. We offer English classes, general support & scholarships for secondary, tertiary education, life skills & health edu. Students in need of help are targeted through partnerships with temples & local colleges. Better access to education can improve employment opportunities & stop the cycle of poverty & inequality

Long-Term Impact

By offering educational opportunities for disadvantaged, but highly motivated students, this project can increase the capacity of students to contribute to the economic and social development of their communities and their country. Ultimately, we aim to provide equal access to education, scholarships and employment opportunities for men and women so that they can meaningfully contribute towards the development of Laos. With local partners, we want to increase the amount of students we can help.

Resources

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Organization Information

Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Location: Exeter, Devon - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.gvi.org
Project Leader:
Kate Robey
St Albans, Herts United Kingdom

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