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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IDA Credit: US $14.0 million equivalentTerms: Maturity = 40 years, Grace = 10 yearsIDA Grant: US $14.0 million equivalentProject ID: P145544Project Description: The objective of the project is to increase... Show More + coverage and improve the quality of early childhood education services for 3 to 5 year olds in target districts. Show Less -
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 -