Lotus Education in Laos
Great news! Rotary have donated funding to provide support for ten Lotus girls to attend a six week Vocational training program in 2018.
Each year the Lotus girls must pass their exams to progress to the next school year. Formative data is gathered to help determine those girls who are ‘at risk,’ of human trafficking and decide if vocational training may be the best viable option. Discussions ensure that the needs of the girls are valued holistically. Not all girls aspire to complete a higher education in the city of Savannakhet, located one hour away so vocational training is an important viable option for the Lotus girls and much safer than forced labour and prostitution. With funding from Rotary, ten girls will do an 8 week vocational training and life skills course at Sengsavang, Savannakhet where they will make informed responsible decisions regarding their future education and or career paths.