ERIC Number: ED429928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Learning for Life. Education To Fight Exclusion Project. Innovations for Youth No. 2.
A few years ago, the concept of non-formal education was virtually unknown in the Lao People's Democratic Republic. Today, however, many understand the importance and relevance of non-formal education activities. This evolution is due to the implementation in several Laotian provinces of "Women's Literacy and Basic Skills Training," a project launched in 1994 by UNESCO with Norwegian funding. In the Lao People's Democratic Republic, schooling opportunities for girls have been limited for a long time. This is especially true for girls from ethnic minorities and those who live in some of the numerous isolated and mountainous regions. By implementing non-formal educational activities, this project, widely-known as 504/LAQ/11, has proved that it is possible to transmit basic knowledge, both general and technical, to young women who otherwise would have no access to education. (LB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Females, Foreign Countries, Laotians, Literacy Education, Minority Groups, Nonformal Education, Womens Education
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Education for All Forum Secretariat, UNESCO Publishing, Promotion and Sales Division 1, rue Miollis 75732, Paris Cedex 15 France.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Laos