March 18, 2018 - Vientiane, Lao PDR

IWD Presenter Profile - BEQUAL NGO Consortium

The NGO Consortium funded by the Basic Education Quality Access in Lao PDR (BEQUAL) program provides small grants in target communities to enable out-of-school children to participate in learning activities. A whole of community approach is used to respond to the needs of girls and children with a disability. Primary school aged children with a disability are supported to access health care, assistive devices and therapy. At the school level, teachers are trained in inclusive education and to develop student education plans for children with a disability. Parents and Village Education Development Committees participate in inclusive education workshops to increase knowledge of and skills to support children out-of- school. With ongoing support and monitoring by volunteers, teachers and care givers, children with a disability are learning in and outside the classroom. The NGO Consortium, led by Plan International, presented good practice examples at the International Women’s Day 2018 workshop held by the Australian Embassy in Laos PDR.

ກຸ່ມອົງການຈັດຕັ້ງສາກົນທີ່ບໍ່ສັງກັດລັດຖະບານໄດ້ຮັບທຶນຈາກແຜນງານບີຄວາໃນການສະຫນອງທຶນຊ່ວຍເຫຼືອຂະຫນາດນ້ອຍໃຫ້ແກ່ຊຸມຊົນເປົ້າຫມາຍ ເພື່ອຊ່ວຍໃຫ້ເດັກນ້ອຍທີ່ບໍ່ໄດ້ເຂົ້າໂຮງຮຽນສາມາດເຂົ້າຮ່ວມກິດຈະກໍາການຮຽນຮູ້ຕ່າງໆ. ແນວທາງໃນການເຮັດວຽກນຳຊຸມຊົນ ແມ່ນແນໃສ່ເພື່ອຕອບສະຫນອງຄວາມຕ້ອງການຂອງເດັກຍິງ ແລະ ເດັກພິການ. ເດັກພິການໃນເກນອາຍຸເຂົ້າ ​ຮຽນ​ປະ​ຖົມໄດ້ຮັບການຊ່ວຍເຫລືອໃຫ້ສາມາດເຂົ້າເຖິງການປິ່ນປົວ, ໄດ້ຮັບເຄື່ອງຊ່ວຍຊູ ແລະ ໄດ້ຮັບການເຮັດກາຍະພາບບຳບັດ. ຢູ່ໂຮງຮຽນ, ບັນດາຄູໄດ້ຮັບການຝຶກອົບຮົມກ່ຽວກັບ ການສຶກສາຮຽນຮ່ວມ ແລະ ພັດທະນາແຜນການສຶກສາສຳລັບນັກຮຽນທີ່ເປັນເດັກພິການ. ຜູ້ປົກຄອງ ແລະ ຄະນະພັດທະນາການສຶກສາຂັ້ນບ້ານ ໄດ້ເຂົ້າຮ່ວມກອງປະຊຸມເລື່ອງການສຶກສາຮຽນຮ່ວມ ເພື່ອເພີ່ມຄວາມຮູ້ ແລະ ທັກສະໃນການ ຊ່ວຍເຫລືອເດັກນ້ອຍທີ່ບໍ່ໄດ້ເຂົ້າໂຮງຮຽນ. ການສະຫນັບສະຫນູນ ແລະ ການຕິດຕາມໂດຍອາສາສະຫມັກບ້ານ, ບັນດາຄູສອນ ແລະ ຜູ້ ດູແລເດັກ, ເດັກນ້ອຍພິການສາມາດຮຽນຮູ້ທັງ ໃນ ແລະ ນອກຫ້ອງຮຽນ. ກຸ່ມອົງການຈັດຕັ້ງສາກົນທີ່ບໍ່ສັງກັດລັດທີ່ນໍາພາໂດຍອົງການແພຼນສາກົນ ໄດ້ນໍາສະເຫນີຕົວຢ່າງຜົນການຈັດຕັ້ງປະຕິບັດກິດຈະກຳດັ່ງກ່າວ ໃນກອງປະຊຸມ ວັນແມ່ຍິງສາກົນ 2018 ທີ່ຈັດຂຶ້ນໂດຍ ສະຖານທູດອົດສະຕາລີ ປະຈຳ ສປປ ລາວ.




A significant step towards developing a centralised and coherent approach to monitor all Official Development Assistance (ODA) in the Lao PDR has been taken with the handover of a new ODA management information system (MIS) between the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and development partners on Wednesday.

DFAT Social Development Specialist, Ms Mia Urbano presented Australia’s initiatives that promote gender equality and disability inclusion in innovative ways at the International Women’s Day 2018 workshop held by the Embassy.

Ms Phatsala Insalong is self-employed operating a t-shirt printing business with 8 staff members. She is one of the 18 participants of a Disability Inclusive Development English language program funded by Australian Aid under the Laos Australia Institute. Her story was presented at the International Women’s Day 2018 workshop held by the Australian Embassy in Laos PDR.

The population of Lao PDR has low access to formal banking (25% of people save at a bank) and informal savings (by 37% of people). The Access to Finance for the Poor (AFP) program implemented by GIZ and funded by Australia Aid aims to improve financial inclusion of poor households in 6 targeted districts

The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) supports its members by providing capacity building, providing a platform for employers to find skilled workers and seek partnerships to improve private sector engagement. LNCCI is a partner in the World Bank-managed Trade Development Facility II, in which Australia is one of the multiple donors.

The Oxfam Inclusion Project is funded by Australia’s Greater Mekong Water Resource Program to strengthen women capacity and participation in water governance in Mekong region

On March 7th, the Australian Embassy in Laos and the Laos Australia Development Learning Facility celebrated the importance of International Women’s Day by holding a cross-learning workshop focused on gender equality and disability inclusion in the Lao PDR.

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