Over half a century ago, Lao PDR began its journey to become a modern nation and committed itself to long-term development ambitions. It has delivered electricity, schools, roads, and has become an important energy exporter.
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BenefitsNSMP is mainly an effort to curb low attendance but it also has other good offshoots. Some of these are:• Good hygiene. Children are instructed to wash their hands properly before meals... Show More + and after using the toilet. School administrators are encouraged to have safe water and clean toilet facilities.• Proper nutrition. Volunteer cooks from the Lao Women’s Union are taught about the nutritional value of different types of food and how to prepare nutritious, clean, and varied meals. Better nourished children are likely to learn more.• Food security. Vegetables and fruits are cultivated while animals are raised in the schools and communities. As such, there is a steady supply of fresh food for school meals. This also helps boost local agriculture and supports local farmers.• Community empowerment. Since volunteers- from cooks to mobilizers- are from the areas where the schools are located, community participation is a prerequisite for success. Those who see th Show Less -
JANUARY 18, 2013, VIENTIANE--- Thirty young Lao entrepreneurs have made it to the final round of the 2012/2013 STEPS Young Entrepreneur Market Place Competition.The contest, organized by the World... Show More + Bank Vientiane Office, AusAID, and the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Laos, will give them the chance to turn their business dreams into reality. In the previous leg of the competition, 97 short-listed candidates received a 10-day certified training course where they developed their business plans. The top 30 finalists were invited to showcase their business ideas at a market place exhibition. This last stage of the competition will take place inFebruary 2013 at the National Culture Hall in the capital city of Vientiane.Luang Prabang NameBusiness AreaSectorOudalone BounthavongGolden coated art of Luang PrabangHandi-craftsVanhde PhengsathipStrawberry and vegetable farmsAgro-businessThipphavanh DuangvilaykeoFood and BeverageRestaurantSouksakhon Show Less -
AUGUST 23, 2012, VIENTIANE--- The World Bank Vientiane Office, AusAID, and the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Laos (YEAL) are pleased to announce the winning proposals of the first round of the 2012... Show More + STEPS Young Entrepreneur Market Place Competition.The list of candidates below will receive 10 days of business training in September from the STEPS program. The training provider will coordinate the training schedule & arrangement with the candidates in the next month. Congratulations.NameProvinceBusiness Area/Proposal TopicKeosoutchay PraseuthVientianeDeco-recycleManivanh YongsaVientianeLao sweet shopSiNga SengsakdaChampasakSmall libraryPhouvieng ThavivoneVientianeOrchid farmSainithar SoukhaphornLuang PrabangAcademic English enhancement prior to joining ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)Kaiviseth PhanphouvannaVientiane TailoringThanousin PhasaysitthideithChampasak SauceOudtakhone SingthongChampasak Organic pigThipphavanh DuangvilaykeoLuang Show Less -