U.S. Officials Promote School Nutrition in Luang Namtha Province

LUANG NAMTHA, Lao PDR – During a visit to U.S.-funded school feeding projects in three villages on March 27-29, 2018, U.S. government officials met with Vice Governor of Luang Namtha Province, H.E. Mr. Bounyee Keokhounmeuang, and learned how local school children and farmers are benefitting from U.S.-government assistance in the province. Deputy Administrator of the ...
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U.S. Officials Visit School Feeding Project in Savannakhet Province

SAVANNAKHET, Lao PDR – Officials from the United States Embassy in Vientiane and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, DC, met with the Governor of Savannakhet Province, H.E. Mr. Santiphap Phomvihanh, and visited a U.S.-funded school feeding project at Nongsavang School on March 26, 2018. Ms. Jocelyn Brown, Deputy Administrator of the ...
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U.S. Ambassador and Minister of Education and Sports Sign Letter of Agreement on English Teaching Assistance

VIENTIANE, Lao PDR – U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter and Minister Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun signed a five-year Letter of Agreement on U.S. Government assistance for English teaching in Laos.  This agreement between the U.S. Embassy and Lao Ministry of Education and Sports will help strengthen English language instruction and offer cultural insights for students in Laos. In ...
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Lao Lawyers Complete Course on Trade-Specific English Skills Supported by USAIDLao Lawyers Complete Course on Trade-Specific English Skills

VIENTIANE, Lao PDR – Last week, Alexandria Huerta, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Laos Country Office Director recognized Lao officials for their participation and performance during a five-week course on English drafting, analysis, and editing skills. The course was designed specifically for officials who support regional trade negotiations on behalf of the Lao ...
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U.S. Supports Education for Primary School Students in Savannakhet Province

U.S. Ambassador to the Lao PDR Rena Bitter joined Deputy Minister of Education and Sports (MoES), Associate Prof. Dr Kongsy Sengmany and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Country Representative Bernie F. Chaves this week at a MOU signing ceremony between the MoES and CRS. This signing ceremony was to officially launch phase two of the Learning ...
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U.S. and WFP Promote Children’s Education and Nutrition through School Meals Program

The U.S. Ambassador to Lao PDR, Rena Bitter visited schools supported by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the U.S. government on March 10 in Luang Prabang Province. The U.S. government’s McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program has been funding WFP school meals program since 2008.  Each day, 140,000 children in 1,450 schools across seven provinces ...
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U.S.-Lao Exchange Program Alumni Seek to Better Their Communities

More than one hundred alumni of U.S.-Lao exchange programs gathered on March 03 to share memories and connect with their fellow exchange program participants.  These alumni range from high school students to established professionals and distinguished leaders who participated in a broad variety of programs in the United States. U.S. Ambassador Rena Bitter praised the ...
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U.S. Paves the Way for Let Girls Learn Initiative in Laos

Susan Markham, Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today wrapped up a five-day visit to Lao PDR during which she met Lao education officials and visited schools to pave the way for the expansion of the U.S. Government’s Let Girls Learn initiative to Laos, which ...
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Microsoft to Provide Cloud-Based Training to Lao Students

As U.S. President Barack Obama arrives for his historic trip to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the economic bonds between the United States and Laos continue to grow.  On September 5, Microsoft, the Ministry of Education and Sports, and the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications agreed to collaborate on an innovative new skill-building program. The ...
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U.S. and WFP Support School Meals Program in Lao PDR

VIENTIANE– Officials from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Lao PDR Ministry of Education and Sports have concluded a visit to schools supported by the McGovern–Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The representatives visited five WFP-supported schools in Oudomxay province, northern ...
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