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World Education in the Lao PDR (WEI)

Comprehensive Mine Risk Education

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Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Comprehensive Mine Risk Education (MRE) Project aims to reduce injury and death from unexploded ordnance (UXO) by informing school-aged children about how to protect themselves and their peers. Formerly known as the UXO Education and Awareness Project, this project began at World Education in 1996 with a primary school curriculum about UXO safety. Today, the project reaches young people at risk of UXO accidents through curriculum in the formal education system as well as through puppetry performances at the community leve. The overall emphasis is on building the capacity of the Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES) to manage school-based MRE in the future. In the current three-year project period (2018-2021) the MRE project added Bolikhamxay as a target province and now reaches all 88 districts in Xieng Khouang, Luang Prabang, Houaphan, Khammouane, Sekong, Champassak, Savannakhet, Saravane, Attapeu, and Bolikhamxay provinces. Project activities include: 

  • Support the Government of Laos to integrate MRE into the national primary school curriculum, enabling over 500,000 children in 5,820 primary schools to receive messages about UXO safety;
  • Developing a new handbook for teaching MRE in secondary schools;
  • Ensuring 3,800 students teachers in the eight Teacher Training Colleges throughout Laos will learn how to teach MRE in primary schools;
  • Enabling 220 puppetry troupes in primary schools to disseminate MRE to thousand of fellow students and community members throughout Laos. 


Project Start Date Project End Date Current Project Phase Current Phase Start Current Phase End Project Operational Budget
Jan 1st 2018 Dec 31st 2021 1 0


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Provinces and districts of project activity:

Provinces Districts
Attapeu Province - Phouvong - Samakkhixay - Sanamxay - Sanxay - Xaysetha
Bolikhamxay Province - Bolikhanh - Khamkheuth - Pakkading - Pakxanh - Thaphabath - Viengthong
Champasack Province - Bachiangchaleunsook - Champasack - Khong - Moonlapamok - Pakse - Paksong - Pathoomphone - Phonthong - Sanasomboon - Sukuma
Houaphan Province - Add - Huameuang - Sopbao - Viengthong - Viengxay - Xamneua - Xamthay - Xiengkhor
Khammouane Province - Bualapha - Hinboon - Mahaxay - Nakai - Nhommalath - Nongbok - Thakhek - Xaybuathong - Xebangfay
Luang Prabang Province - Chomphet - Luangprabang - Nambakh - Nan - Ngoi - Pak Ou - Pak Xeng - Phonxay - Phoukhoune - Viengkham - Xieng Ngeun
Saravan Province - Khongxedone - Lakhonepheng - Lao Ngarm - Samuoi - Saravane - Ta Oi - Toomlarn - Vapy
Savannakhet Province - Atsaphangthong - Atsaphone - Champhone - Khanthabouly - Nong - Outhoomphone - Phine - Sepone - Songkhone - Thapalanxay - Thapangthong - Vilabuly - Xaybuly - Xayphoothong - Xonbuly
Sekong Province - Dakcheung - Kaleum - Lamarm - Thateng
Xiengkhouang Province - Kham - Khoune - Morkmay - Nonghed - Pek - Phaxay - Phookood - Thathom

Sectors and sub-sectors of project activity:

Sectors Sub-sectors
Education - Curriculum Development - Formal Education - Inclusive Education - Non-Formal Education - Risk Behaviour Awareness & Education - Teaching Materials - Training of Teachers
Emergency and Humanitarian Relief - UXO Awareness Education

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