Skills for Life

The Lao Vida community trains, supports, and empowers tribal young people with employment skills, life skills, and English language skills.

Our vocational program

Currently, Lao Vida vocational school teaches housekeeping skills, practical bakery skills, and building skills. All students also learn:

  • computing
  • health and safety
  • basic mathematics
  • money management
  • personal development
  • work ethic
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"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel."


Our vocational students

Students are drawn from rural village communities, where formal education and the means to obtain formal education are limited. In this way, Lao Vida seeks to assist in the holistic development of disadvantaged young people in southern Laos.

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
Benjamin Franklin