Plan International began operating in Laos in 2008 to advance children’s rights and equality for girls. We work with vulnerable children, families and communities so they can build the best possible futures for themselves.
We work with communities where there is low school enrolment and completion, poor hygiene, little-to-no access to sanitation, limited safe water and high levels of malnutrition.
Our key areas of work include:
- Providing parents with the facilities and knowledge to give their children a healthy start in life
- Providing access to quality education for all vulnerable children, particularly girls
- Improving the health of children by ensuring good sanitation and hygiene practices and providing sustainable access to clean water.
Toilets improve the health of communities
Plan International Laos is encouraging people to use and maintain hygienic toilets and is helping them understand how it will improve their health and well-being.
Their Time Is Now: Eliminating Child, Early and Forced Marriage
This is the first phase into an extensive research on Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) in Asia. It provides a snapshot of CEFM in Asia, consolidates and analyses evidence over the past 15 years and outlines actions that must be taken.