One report shows only 4% of college/uni grads in Laos live below the poverty line as opposed to 47% who didn't have access to education. We aim to improve students' ability to increase their socio-economic status and their capacity to contribute to the development of their communities and country.
This project is working directly towards the indicators of UNSDG 4-Quality Education, by increasing the number of scholarships available for Lao students. We have provided equal access to education, scholarships and employment opportunities for men and women so that they can meaningfully contribute towards the development of Laos. A donation of $50 sponsors one student for one month.
Introduction In Laos, access to education and Socio-economic status are closely related. This is due to a lack of free education in Laos and is exacerbated for rural students, who do not have access to schools in the villages. Report Through a thorough interviewing process, conducted by local staff, we identify youth in need of support. In addition to providing access to English education and skills development through our other programs, should the individual be deemed in need of assistance, we seek to provide a scholarship to increase their access to educational opportunities. Students with sponsorship are less likely to drop out due to economic pressures and therefore more likely to succeed in the long term. A donation of just $12 will sponsor a student for a month. Thank you for your support
In Laos, access to education and Socio-economic status are closely related. This is due to a lack of free education in Laos and is exacerbated for rural students, who do not have access to schools in the villages. As a result, many young students leave their families and move to larger cities for access to education. This is a very difficult thing for many of these children/teens as they have no way of covering the costs associated with studying and living whilst there.
We provide scholarships to students from rural areas to ensure equal access to education and in an attempt to close the poverty gap. $150 Will provide one student with access to education for a full year.
This was a big quarter for our scholarship fund. Schools in Laos reopened and we were able to use funds to pay scholarships for over 30 students in Luangprabang and Vientiane.
This year the scholarship fund was able to provide support for both male and female students from primary school to university and private English lessons. We still have several scholarships to pay out at the end of this month, but we estimate over 4,000 dollars will have been spent on these sponsorships.
Overall, the GVI Trust has greatly contributed directly to UN SDG #4, Quality Education, and it’s indicator: 4.B, increasing the number of scholarships available, through its continued support of increasing access to education for Lao students. We’ve also contributed greatly to UN SDG#5, Gender Equality, by offering equal opportunities for female and male students to earn scholarships with over a dozen female students sponsored at various educational institutions.
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Laos is a beautiful country that in the past has attracted many tourists. This has potential for local people to gain valuable experiences and skills to set up their own business or seek employment into the tourist industry. However english and education is vital for this to happen and the local government does not invest into the education system with allocating only 3.3% of the country budget devoted to education.
Because of your support through this very special project our dedicated team have been able to ensure we have been able to provide access to english lessons and further skilled education to local community members that eventually will graduate with skills that can help them gain employment.
Over the past three months COVID has hit everyone and although restrictions have been put in place we have continued to provide the support and education online and locally following strict protocol. As we prepare for the schools to reopen we have lots of plans to help steep up our lessons and student learning but what comes with this is a need of further funding.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being part of this project. It is time for action and change and we are equipped and ready to react in Laos with you by our side.
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