Lao Educational Opportunities Trust

The LEOT Training School in Luang Prabang

To build a Vocational Training School in Luang Prabang Northern Laos to educate and train the many unemployed young adults. The project is for young men and women with limited schooling to give them the skills to obtain a job as a bike mechanic or seamstress.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1115944)

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  • The gift of education changes destiny. Our aim is to give students the skills to move from subsistence farming and the opportunity of a better life with their families.

    — Peter Banwell

  • The gift of education changes destiny. Our aim is to give students the skills to move from subsistence farming and the opportunity of a better life with their families.

    — Peter Banwell

Situation

Laos is a very poor Country where many families still live in the countryside as subsistence farmers and fisherman. The population is growing and half of the people are under 21. Basic education has to be paid for any many large families simply cannot afford to educate their children. Towns like Luang Prabang are growing because of tourism. Many families are moving with the hope of education and better prospects for their children. Learning a skill will help them get a job and escape poverty.

Solution

The project is focused on helping boys and girls. It will give the basic three educational skills of reading, writing and arithmetic. It will train them to be a bike or motorbike mechanic or as a seamstress. With the help of our team they will find jobs at the completion of a years training or with the provision of micro loans we will help others set up a small business.