As we celebrate World Teachers’ Day, Coffey looks at the importance of home grown teachers and their impact on disadvantaged communities in Laos. Developing and training locals to become teachers is particularly important in an ethnically diverse country such as Laos. Coffey, through the Basic Education Quality and Access in Laos program, funded by the Australian Government and the European Union, is working with the Government of Lao PDR to provide quality literacy, numeracy and other life skills to children from disadvantaged regions in Laos. One way it’s doing this is by building the skills of local teachers with the Ethnic Teacher Scholarship Program.
Learn more about why ethnic teachers are so important for children’s basic education in this Coffey Insight.