VISION

Creating learning environments and building schools to initiate partnership for growth and improvement. To nurture and promote leadership skills in our young leaders and professionals in our community through voluntarism and international mentoring. Unity for a Better Tomorrow!

OBJECTIVE

Promote, increase, and improve the quality of life in South East Asia.

VOLUNTEERISM

A Hopeful Encounter, Inc. is a 501©3 non-profit organization.  We rely on the good will of every single person to help us make a difference.

Health

The effect of undernourishment on young children between the ages of 0 to 8 can be devastating and enduring. Study shows that it can impede behavioral and cognitive development, and educability, thereby undermining future work productivity.


Lack of proper nourishment can have a profound effect on children’s health status, as well as their ability to learn, think analytically, and adapt to new environments and people.

Good nutrition is the first line of defense against numerous childhood diseases, which can leave their mark on a child for life.


Good nutrition and good health are very closely linked throughout the lifespan, but the connection is even more striking during infancy.

We feel strongly that good nutrition is detrimental to a child’s learning, which is why health is one of the five pillars.

​Source: World Bank, 2015.

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Education: 1School1Community

Invest early, invest smartly, invest for all.

We believe that education is vital to the human development and empowerment in the stages of growth in a nation.  Our priorities are as follow:

  • Make learning outcomes the central goal of education policy. This means consistently defining and tracking student learning outcome and measures.
  • ​​Invest in early childhood nutrition. Southeast Asia has the world’s highest rate of childhood malnutrition and this has a damaging effect on children’s ability to learn.​
Education is the key to opportunity.
  • Our campaign will focus on refurbishing and building new schools
  • Supply supportive materials: textbooks, learning toys, desks, black boards, mats, rugs, etc.
Education is the key to opportunity.
  • Bring individuals, families, and community out of poverty
  • Promote self-esteem, confidence, and courage
  • Inspires and nurtures curiosity

Educational Challenges

  1. The quality of education for those attending school is low and does not equip students with adequate skills to join the workforce
  2. Nearly 13 million children age 8 to 14 years remain out-of-school
  3. Teacher effectiveness and accountability​
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