CRS in Laos
Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) is a small, landlocked country of almost seven million people. The country is one of the poorest in Southeast Asia, without adequate education, health services and infrastructure to support the development of its people. Catholic Relief Services works with the government to make sure that children with disabilities have support and access to basic education.
Country News and Stories
September 4, 2016
CRS Welcomes President Obama’s Remarks in Support of Education and Nutrition in Laos
New investment will fund education programs.
February 25, 2016
Is Giving Really Better Than Receiving?
There is a saying, “It is better to give than to receive.” This might be more self-evident if it were not so very good to receive. Hongkham Phengsaphone, of Laos, with three of her sons. The boys receive school lunches...
January 28, 2016
Don’t Give Up Chocolate Or Coffee This Lent!
Lent is a time of something more, not less.
CRS' History in Laos
CRS Vietnam began outreach education programming in Lao PDR in 1994 in Bokeo and Vientiane Provinces, implemented by the Ministry of Education and district education departments. In 2003, CRS, supported by the Ministry of Education, began the project "Strengthening Community and School Support for Children with Disabilities" in Lao PDR.