Praise For Peuan Mit In Vientiane Meeting

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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 Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare; Vientiane municipality and district stakeholders; and some major donors (EU and Aide et Action). 

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Ketsone, Lao PDR CPD, responds to questions about support for vocational training graduates into employment (job placement services).

The meeting had an extremely positive result, as ministry officials and donors alike confirmed the continued need for the Peuan Mit program and the benefits of the services offered by the dedicated teams – evident in the report on beneficiary numbers, activities and financial position presented during the first half of the meeting.

 

Kieo, Outreach & Prevention Team Leader describes the target communities and how they are assessed by the teams to receive intervention activities.

Kieo, Outreach & Prevention Team Leader describes the target communities and how they are assessed by the teams to receive intervention activities.

Challenges, opportunities and future directions were also discussed with enthusiasm, with offers of support from many influential figures well received by Country Program Director Ketsone and the attending Peuan Mit and Friends-International team.

 

Sebastien and Deputy Director of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, Mr. Than Khamkheng, listening to ideas from the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism. Case Management Supervisor and Trainer, Buavone to the right helps translate as needed.

Sebastien and Deputy Director of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, Mr. Than Khamkheng, listening to ideas from the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism. Case Management Supervisor and Trainer, Buavone to the right helps translate as needed.

Friends-International Executive Director Sebastien Marot, who attended along with Friends’ International Program Coordinator Rebekah Kofoed, noted that the good cooperation with government and donors will allow us to achieve even better results next year, as all are working together in constructive ways. His encouragement energized participants as they look forward to continuing and improving Peuan Mit as a best practice project.’

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