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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.
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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 education accelerates ethnic children's learning

Plan International Laos' summer pre-primary course prepares children under 5 in remote areas, where pre-school education doesn't exist, for primary education.

18 year old Jam who recently recieved a vaccination from Plan International Laos' mobile clinic team

Mobile health clinic saves lives

A Plan International-supported mobile health clinic is helping girls and women from rural and hard-to-reach communities with vital health care including midwifery.

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.

New midwives ready to serve at health centres

Newly-qualified midwifes are ready to practice at rural health centres after finishing their 2-year training courses thanks to scholarships provided by Plan International.

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.

True friend concept connects communities with health services

Plan International Laos is piloting a new 'True Friend' approach to encourage rural communities to access health services in Bokeo Province.

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.

Scholarships help girls go to school

Ethnic minority girls from rural communities are able to go to school and complete their primary education thanks to scholarships provided by Plan International.

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.

Vene: scholarship helps me go to school

Vene is one of 800 children who are provided with a scholarship by Plan International each year so they can complete primary school.

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

Water system reduces burden on girls

A sustainable water supply means that girls from rural Laos are able to spend less time doing chores and more time at school.

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

Supporting children's early development

Plan International Laos is working with parents to ensure children's full development in the critical first 1,000 days of their lives.

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 improves children's health

Plan International Laos provides clean, safe water sources for communities so children's health is not put at risk by dirty water.

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.

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.

Our results last year
  • 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