Australia is a long-standing supporter of human resource development in Laos.
Launched in 2011, Laos Australia National Scholarships (LANS) is a bilateral cooperation program through which the Australian government provides 70 scholarships annually to students from disadvantaged backgrounds to study at the National University of Laos (NUOL).
In 2015, LANS expanded to the Souphanouvong University (SU) in Luang Prabang. Since then, the scholarships are split between the two partnering universities: approximately 50 for NUOL and 20 for SU annually.
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Ms Phaynalin Toummala received a LANS award in 2011 and has now completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the National University of Laos. “LANS not only gave me an opportunity to further my study, it made my life better and to be a better person,” she said.
Education is vitally important for lifting people out of poverty, and this is especially the case for young women. The Australian government, through the Laos Australia Institute, provides scholarships to over 280 young men and women from disadvantaged rural areas in Laos to attend university.
Poverty stills keep some children in rural districts of Laos out of school, especially girls. There are many barriers to girls’ education. Some must work to help their families or stay home to take care of younger siblings. Other girls simply don’t have money for education.
Aiher Saupor is determined to continue her education despite poverty and her parents’ disapproval. “I have seen my parents working so hard in the field and they still live in poverty. That’s why I don’t want to be the same. I wanted to study and get a job,” says the 22 year old from Houn district in Oudomxay Province.
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Laos Australia Institute, funded by The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, are pleased to announce a Women in Leadership Program. The Program will offer Laos Australia women alumni an exciting professional development opportunity. Applications now open for the Women in Leadership Program commencing in September 2019. Applications close at 5pm (Lao time) 14 August 2019. Download the Brochure here.