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Successful Alumni Innovation Grants Applications!

In May 2020 the Australian Government, through the Laos Australia Institute, put a call out for proposals for the Alumni Innovation Grants. These grants aim to support the people of Laos during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In just two weeks we received several high-caliber proposals from Australia Alumni across Laos. After review by the selection committee, we are thrilled to announce that the following 4 projects were successful in securing funding:


Healthy students for a healthy future

Banthida Komphasouk

implemented in Xiengkhuang province

Partnering with Soap4Life, it is unsurprising that the focus of this project is proper hand hygiene in the time of COVID-19. This project aims to raise awareness of Covid-19 and its prevention methods in four schools in Phoukoud District. Soap and masks will be dispersed in the schools and handwashing stations will be installed, enabling students and teachers alike to maintain good hygiene practices.


Covid-19 prevention in schools’ project

Phouxay Duangphilavanh

implemented in Vientiane Capital

This innovation, conceived by one of our Disability Inclusive Development alumni, will work with primary schools in Chanthabouly District to repair and renovate water stations, whilst also training teachers in proper handwashing techniques. This project will seek materials from local suppliers while partnering with the 9-village development group.


Build resilience for people living with disability and their family fighting Covid-19

Souksan Thavikham

implemented in Vientiane Capital

Providing training videos and materials for small scale farming, to persons living with disability and their families, is how Souksan hopes to support economic resilience during COVID-19. The aim of this innovation is to provide an avenue for generating income for families that may not have other income streams whilst they are at home.


Raising awareness to fight Covid-19 among young people

Vongsone Heuangphida

Implemented in Houaphan province

Teenagers can be resistant to COVID-19 messaging. Vongsone hopes to change this by creating video content with students, and by students. By including them in the messaging around COVID-19 hygiene and health, Vongsone hopes to see positive change in their attitudes towards the crisis.



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