Pensamay is a mother of two boys who, with her training as a traditional birth attendant, is now also helping other mothers in her village in Laos to give birth safely.
Traditionally, most women in rural Laos give birth alone and unassisted, dramatically increasing the risks of complication and even death. Trained traditional birth attendants (TBAs) help mothers deliver their babies safely. These birth attendants are equipped with life-saving tools and clean supplies to keep mothers and babies safe and healthy during delivery. They are also trained to refer women with difficult labours to…
Integrated Development Project Sekong
In the Sekong area of Laos, many of the villages are remote and difficult to access. The ethnic minority groups in the project area generally have less awareness of the value of education. Even if they want to send their children to school, they may not live near one or have the resources to send their children. If children are enrolled, they often attend irregularly due to child minding or household activities; this is especially the case for girl children. Here, World Concern is working, compelled by the love of Christ, to transform the lives of poor…
It’s not enough to just live; everyone deserves to have the opportunity to live to their full potential.
Keo Chan, her husband and three children were only just getting by.
With little money, they moved in with Keo’s family and shared a small house with two other families. There was not enough rice to go around, and Keo and her husband had to travel to another village to work to feed their family. There was no extra income for daily expenses, like school fees or medicine. If emergencies came up, there was no safety net.
Since TEAR’s partner, World Concern Laos, has been working with…
Kitchen gardens in schools have sprouted in popularity in recent years, helping to teach a generation of kids how to grow fresh vegies. But the trend is not limited to Australia – children in a school in Phonhom village, Laos, have been building their own kitchen garden as part of a project run by TEAR’s partner World Renew (formerly CRWRC) Laos. Not only are they tending their patch and growing their own produce with pride, they are also helping to share what they’ve learnt with their families and grow food at home.
See (pictured, centre) and her schoolmates spent one afternoon a week in…
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