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Reaching and teaching the poor: Lao PDR dispatches mobile teachers to remote villages

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07.02.2012

Over 7,000 out-of-school children living in extremely poor and isolated villages in Lao PDR will have access to a primary education equivalency programme through the mobile teacher approach. The mobile teachers work in a total of 282 villages in the most educationally disadvantaged districts in the country.

Former gold mineworker and rubber plantation worker Kampun Niyapan is one of 51 trained mobile teachers in Lao PDR.  

“I would like to teach children how to read and write,” said Mr. Niyapan from Phine District in Savannakhet Province. 

“And I am excited to be involved in bringing school to children,” he said. 

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