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Community Learning International

Mission Statement

 Community Learning International creates opportunities for disadvantaged individuals, families and communities to work to improve their lives     

Programme Description

 Community lLarning International (CLI) has been involved in Laos since 1997, operating under a previous name until 2004.  We are a US-registered nonprofit charity, with a volunteer board from the US, Canada, Switzerland and Thailand. Our mission is "To create opportunites for disadvantaged individuals, families and communities to work to improve their lives." Our work is oriented toward rural/remote communities, which means much of what we do benefits ethnic minorities. Our primary focus is educational assistance, both through support for the formal education system and through non-formal education project work. Support for the formal education system includes construction of village schools and high school libraries and dormitories for girls from remote villages. Augmenting the formal system, we operate two Lao Children's Library Boats on the Mekong and Ou Rivers and six Learning Centers in rural district towns that include a library and provide developmental activities for children and youth. We are fortunate to have a number of iNGO and NPA project partners. Our curent MOU with the GOL runs through October, 2014 and we expect to continue beyond, working in Laos indefinitely.    

Contact Details

Address: House 533, Unit 37, Thanmeexay Vientiane, Lao PDR P.O Box 7768
Telephone: +856 20-5551-0575
Fax: +856 --
Website: --
Contact Person: Robert Anderson, International Director
Other Contact: Sirivanh Ketavong, Administrative Assistant

General Information

Number of Local Staff: 35
Number of Expatriate Staff: 1
Average Annual Budget: 250000 USD
In Lao PDR Since: 1997
Country of Origin: USA


Luang Prabang District Luang Prabang Province

Address: Luang Prabang District Luangprabang Luang Prabang Province
Phone: 20-5551-0575
Contact: Robert Anderson International Director


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Baraka Community Projects
Helping Hands
Lao Community Development Association
Pencils of Promise

Projects and Sector of Activities

Title Description Provinces/Districts Sectors/Sub-sectors
Promoting Educational Development of Children and Youth in Lao PDR Communities

Start Date: Dec 1st 2009
 This is a 5-year project, thru October 2014. The project supports the formal education system and augments that system with nonformal ...
Luang Prabang
- Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries - Community Development - Education - Health Care - Human Resources Development - Income Generation & Economic Development - Natural Resources & Ecology - Social Development