Exchange Meeting at Savannakhet Province, 21-23 November, 2017
March 2017, LDPA had corporate to implement “Learning of Innovative Communication Methods”. The project has main partners including Lao Disabled People’s Association (LDPA), Vientiane Youth Center (VYC) and Proud to Be Us, Informal group under Positive Health Association (PHA) and Medical committee Netherlands-Vietnam (MCNV). During March to December, 2017, the main partners of LICM project including LDPA, VYC and PTBU have conducted activities based on the specific backgrounds and experiences of each partner.
Three partners and MCNV conducted exchange meeting at Savannakhet Province , 21-23 November, 2017 to discuss and share about approaches for linking LICM activities to beneficiaries including students in school in Savannakhet Province, the persons who living with disabilities of LDPA Savannakhet. The exchange activities focused to discuss about lessons learnt from LICM activities for two days. On 22 November, 2017, all participants visited Mr. Thongkhone and Mr. Kikham, the men who living with disability, which they participated as co-creation workshop and communication event of LICM activities. And After that, the groups visited two schools that LDPA Savannakhet implemented communication events.
Picture1: Mr. Thongkhone and his sister were listening and discussing with all participants at his house, Savannakhet province
Picture 2: The exchange group discussed with teachers at Sok Scholl at Savannkhet province
Picture 3: Greeting with Teachers at Sok School of Savannakhet Province where LDPA Savannkhet conducted LICM project with students to enhance mutual understanding about disable people.
The second day, 23 November, 2017 the group visited members of local village committee to share and discus about shadow performance and dialogue performance that produced by disable people. it was the good opportunity that LDPA Vientiane and Savannakhet presented Sikhet Vocational Training center In afternoon section, with VYC, PTBU and MCNV to discuss more about participation of their some members in LICM project and understand about disable people issues . And it can be future mutual cooperation. And in the evening section, the group went to school and visited the person who living with disability.
Picture 4: Group Photo among Sok School Teachers, VYC, LDPA, PTBU and MCNV, Laos
LDPA Savannakhet and Vientiane would like to acknowledgement MCNV, Laos and Vietnam and VOICE Grant for the exchange meeting and trip to share various views to our future implementation and innovative methods to communication with our group.
Reporter : Ms. Somphone Soukhathammavong , Project Coordinator of LICM, MCNV Office in Laos.
Co-Reporter: Mr. Phonekeo Lattanavong, Vice President of LDPA