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Rural women boost job prospects with training courses 

Laos and the Republic of Korea are jointly enabling disadvantaged women across Laos to improve their skills so they can boost their income, through carefully designed training courses held in Vientiane.
The project is a collaboration between the Lao Women’s Union Training Centre and Korea’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and aims to improve the skills, knowledge and job prospects of disadvantaged women so they can rise above poverty.
An opening ceremony for Phase II of a training course on cookery, tailoring and beauty treatment took place on Monday at the Lao Women’s Union Training Centre. The event was attended by the Vice President of the Lao Women’s Union, Ms Sirikit Boupha, a representative of the Republic of Korea Embassy to Laos, Ms Lee Jihyeon, and a representative of the Dorun Dorun organisation, Ms Son A Won.
Ms Sirikit said the project not only helped women to have an occupation, but provided them with a safeguard against human trafficking by ensuring they did not need to leave Laos to find work. The initiative also served to strengthen the work of the Lao Women’s Training Centre. She thanked Korea’s Ministry of Gender Equality and Family for providing funding for the courses, and Dorun Dorun for coordinating the project.
The course runs until December and will train about 50 women from different parts of the country.
Those attending the opening ceremony also heard a report on the outcomes of Phase I of the project.

By Siladda Souliyong
(Latest Update August 27, 2019)

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