To address these challenges, the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) worked with partners to put in place measures to ensure children in remote areas could continue learning, including supporting the printing of learning materials.
Support from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) during the pandemic ensured that the ministry could support a mix of activities to ensure the continuity of education for children in Laos.
“This generous grant will strengthen the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as students prepare to start the new school year,” said Dr. Phout. Simmalavong, Vice Minister of Education and Sports.
The government decided to reopen schools between May and June 2020 in a staggered manner given that no new COVID-19 cases were reported in over a month. By June 2, 2020, all 14,000 schools were reopened.