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Advancing children’s rights and equality for girls by working with vulnerable children, families and communities to build the best possible future, including access to quality education and health services, since 2008.
Our priorities in Laos
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Nutrition in Laos

Ensuring good sanitation and hygiene practices and providing sustainable access to safe water systems.
See the impact of our work
A 43 year old mother - Nang.

Vaccinations keep children healthy and mothers happy

Having access to vital vaccinations while children are young helps ensure that they will live healthier, better lives

Vone, a 7 year old girl, used to participate in a pre-primary school summer course that Plan International Laos supports. This year, Vone is in grade 1 active and friendly adtitudes. She always volunteers to do activities in the classroom and outside.

Pre-primary school summer course: children improvement in learning and socialized skills faster

Plan International Laos' summer pre-primary course helps prepare vulnerable children under five in remote areas where pre-school education doesn't exist in the northern Laos to bready for primary education.

A Community Free of Disease

Ms Sommay is passionate about her community’s health. As a member of a Plan International-supported hygiene group, she has a vision of a community free of disease, one where her son can play and grow up in safety. 

13 midwife students cerebrate their graduation and post together before going back home and work at health centres in Meung, Paktha and Pha Oudom Districts of Bokeo Province, Northern Laos.

13 New midwives ready to serve at health centers in Bokeo Province

Plan International’s second cohort of scholarship recipients for ethnic skilled birth attendants are ready to return to their hometown and serve at rural health centres in Bokeo this month, after spending two years at the Saravane Health Training Centre to study and practice midwifery.

Health staff and skilled birth attendants are cleaning a health center to make it more comfortable and friendlier for villagers who come for health services.

A ‘true friend’ concept: closing the gap that used to keep villagers away from health center

Plan International Laos pilots a new approach 'True friend' in the health centres in Bokeo Province in northern Laos to encourage villagers/patients to visit more health centres when they are not well, and expands to Saravane Province in the southern Laos

Today, Moe is happily leaning with her classmates and she doesn’t to worry about her school materials. Kenexay, Moe’s teacher, says that Moe is quiet slow in learning. I help her to improve her math by teaching her after class.

Schoolchildren acknowledge plan international Laos for scholarships

Plan International scholarships provide more opportunities for vulnerable primary schoolchildren in remote areas to access and complete their primary education 

Vene’s best friend, Nan (on the right) is one of the scholarship student, together with Vene read Lao lesson in front of their peers.

Plan international’s scholarship: students express their feeling about scholarship

Plan International Laos funds poor primary schoolchildren in two provinces in the northern Laos to ensure they can role out and complete  at least  the primary education. 

Yor is showing her convenience when having the water system working. Using water for toileting is very comfortable now

More time for girls and boys to study

Sustainable water system management helps reduce chores for girls and increase time for studying lessons

A Life-Changing Toilet

Noy's new toilet is her pride and joy. It's keeping her and her community healthier and changing the way they think about sanitation.

More mothers and pregnant women visit health centres for ante natal care and get vaccination for their babies and themselves

The first 1000 days of a child’s age is very important for their developments

Plan International promotes the first 1000 days of child's age across the working areas to encourage mothers and their husbands to take care of their baby seriously within 1000 days in life to ensure physical and mental developments are proper.

Villagers suffered from using unsafe water from polluted water system for a year before Plan International provided a safe and sustainable water system.

Safe water source provided for communities struggling with polluted river systems

Plan International Laos provide more sustainable and healthier water system to help villagers out of polluted water systems

Bounsy is so proud to own the first latrine in her community, she also teaches her 2 year old daughter to use toilet. She believes that her daughter will be healthier.

Using the toilet makes you healthier

Plan International and the health department encouraging people to use and maintain the toilet and understanding why it’s imperative will help improve their health and well-being.

Midwives Make Births Safer in Laos

Plan International Laos increases access to health care and reduces maternal and infant mortality by providing scholarships for women to receive training and become midwives.

Our results to date
  • 13,012
    people received a tetanus toxoid vaccination
  • 16,444
    children benefitted from our education programmes
  • 7,012
    hygienic toilets built

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Key contacts

Mona Girgis

Country Director, Plan International Laos
Eli Mechanic

Eli Mechanic

Deputy Country Director Programme
Address
House # 413, Sapharnthong Tai Village,
Sisattanak District,
Lao PDR Vientiane Capital,
Laos
+856 21 353409-11