Income generation through Community Learning Centres

Using CLCs as a platform for women to generate income – this is DVV International´s objective in Nong and Sepon District in the new three-year project phase which started in 2021

DVV International thereby intends to increase the income of at least 100 women in five selected villages. This will be done through capacity building in various fields such as the production of handicrafts made of local natural material, broom making or animal husbandry. Before get into these hard skills, all participants are being provided with life skills that enable all women to develop more confidence and self-esteem.

In order to measure the increase in the generation of incomes, a baseline survey was conducted in January. The intended increase of women´s income will then be measured again during the course of the project as well as in the end of 2023.

The action is carried out through support from the Phonxong Village in Vientiane Province and the Rural Development Agency (RDA). RDA started to provide soft skills to the target group and also established dissemination links for handicraft products with the women groups from Phonxong. Through the project, it is envisaged to show how the structures of the non-formal education system, even those at the very grass-roots level, the Community Learning Centres (CLCs) can contribute to the wellbeing of families and in this case particularly strengthen the role of women.

These income generating activities are supported financially through the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Further CLC activities envisaged at opening up CLCs for children and youth are being implemented with support from the German Kindermissionswerk “Die Sternsinger”.

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