Child’s Dream: Improving Sustainability Through Agroecology

The 80% of Laotians live by slash-and-burn farming–a significant source of carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming. Slash-and-burn also causes long-term deforestation, which threatens local biodiversity. In mid-2020, Child’s Dream began supporting Pha Tad Ke (PTK) Vocational Centre in Luang Prabang Province, northern Laos. PTK creates training materials, conducts training, holds open house events, and develops research projects around the themes of biodiversity conservation, ecologically-based agriculture, responsible social leadership, and cultural awareness. PTK runs workshops for farmers on upland farming, permaculture techniques, and biodiversity conservation. PTK also runs workshops for primary school teachers about how to set up community gardens and provide seed boxes to get them started. PTK believes that Laotians must be aware of biodiversity conservation and ecologically-based agriculture in order to make positive changes in their community.

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New School Health Partnership in Myanmar


Just before the COVID-19 pandemic took control of the world, Child’s Dream approved a new school health partnership in Myanmar with Community Partners International (CPI). CPI have trained five community-based organisations on their school health curriculum via Zoom. As soon as the schools are allowed to reopen, these five local partners will provide essential health services, including deworming, nutrition and oral health, to roughly 6,000 students. They will also train the teachers on first aid and provide water sanitation such as clean water, drainage, latrines and materials for personal hygiene

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