Tagged: Lao

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Building Futures – A Laos Success Story

We recently talked with Bouavone Boualivong, who is the Luang Prabang Project Coordinator for the Friends-International Laos program Peuan Mit. She recalled the story of one of the many young people she had worked with...

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Laos Program Success Continues

The Peuan Mit program of Friends-International was launched back in 2004. It is a collaboration with the Lao PDR Ministry of Social Welfare, and it provides a comprehensive range of services to children, youth and their families...

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New Year News (And More) From Laos

It’s been a busy few weeks for our program in Lao PDR, Peuan Mit. New Year celebrations have been in full swing, but before they got underway there was some important work to complete...

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Makphet Hospitality Students Share Their Friends-liness!

During their time in training with Friends our vocational training students don’t just focus on their particular area of study. There are many other things to do, including time to enjoy recreational activities such...

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ChildSafe Works In Laos

This post about the positive impact of the ChildSafe project in Lao PDR comes to us from Kristi, Technical Advisor to our program there, Peuan Mit. ‘The ChildSafe project in Lao PDR, funded by...

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Claymation Time At Peuan Mit!

From Kristi, our Technical Advisor to the Peuan Mit Friends program in Lao PDR, a tale of Sticky Fingers that has nothing to do with The Rolling Stones, but a lot to do with...

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Luang Prabang Half Marathon: “La Procession”

Congratulations to all who competed in the first ever Luang Prabang Half Marathon: “La Procession”! Over USD$125,000 was raised for our Lao PDR program Peuan Mit! This money will go towards opening a new vocational...

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Praise For Peuan Mit In Vientiane Meeting

A report from our Friends program in Lao PDR, Peuan Mit, on a big day in Vientiane… ‘Today Peuan Mit had its annual Advisory Committee (AdCom) Meeting with participants including it’s ministry counterpart, the...

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Focusing On Young Women’s Health in Lao PDR

This week the Friends Laos Peuan Mit team (with support from the Laotian Ministry of Health) organized and facilitated a focus group discussion at the Drop In Center in Vientiane among out-of school girl...

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A New Career In A New Town

From our Friends Laos team This week, Buavone, case management supervisor and Peuan Mit trainer updated the teams about a young graduate from Makphet, who, after completing her training in 2011, is enjoying a...

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Dreaming Camera in Laos

Thanks to the support of the Korean organization Dreaming Camera, children from Nongdouangthong and Nongbeuk had an afternoon of fun learning traditional photography. Dreaming Camera is an association of Korean volunteers who aim at...

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Study trip for the mechanics students

During August, 14 young men in training at the Peuan Mit mechanics garage in Vientiane, Lao PDR, went on a study trip to a large Kolao workshop. Kolao is a Korean brand of motorcycle...

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Job Placement Follow Up With Peuan Mit, Laos

A  story from Laos by Clémence, technical advisor with Peuan Mit. Mr J is a former student at the Peuan Mit mechanics garage. In early 2011, after a year of training, Mr.J graduated at the...

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Km 36 Landfill – Outreach with Peuan Mit, Laos

A  story from Laos by Clémence, technical advisor with Peuan Mit. The city landfill is an immense site of over 10 hectares located at Km36, off Road 13 South. Over 50 families work and...