Feature: Investment for education important factor in elevating lives of Lao girls


VIENTIANE, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) — “She is 10 years old. Capable of rapidly absorbing wisdom and knowledge from those around her, she is poised to one day become an inspiring leader, a productive worker, an innovator, a caring parent or any of the other roles that power a thriving, dynamic society.”

So goes the story of “Noi” a 10-year-old girl whose social circumstances and aspirations were engineered to represent the ideals of adolescent girls in Laos goes.

Her story was jointly created by the Lao Youth Union (LYU), Lao Women’s Union (LWU), Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and has been told recently at a campaign in the Southeast Asian country as part of efforts to promote investment for adolescent girl.

The 15-day media campaign has been held in Laos this month to generate more awareness about issues adolescent girls are facing and a call to everyone for more investments in young girls in order to ensure the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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