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GLAD’s Partners

•  Partner: Schmitz Stiftungen (Schmitz Foundations)
•  Partner: Mirja Sachs Foundation
•  Partner: German Embassy
•  Partner: Solidaritätsdienst-international e.V.
•  Partner: Stiftung Nord-Süd-Brücken 
•  Partner: Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation


GLAD’s Target Groups:

1. Villagers in local communities in rural and urban areas including ethnic minorities
2. Government officials, NPA staff and individuals at village level

GLAD’s Objectives are

• To develop a partnership for development between Germany and Laos for grass root participative development initiatives

• To strengthen the capacity of communities through identifying and addressing their needs whilst emphasising the Millennium Development Goals (poverty eradication, water, education, gender equality and health)

• To support disadvantaged young people in poor villages to improve their living conditions trough non-formal vocational education

• To strengthen the capacity of Government counterparts and NPA staff members involved in rural community development through designated trainings and study tours

• To promote cultural exchange activities between Germany and Laos.

GLAD’s Projects

Schmitz Foundations (Schmitz Stiftungen)

The goal of the Schmitz Foundations is to support self-help projects in the field of sustainable food production, manual trades, non-formal education and the raising of income levels. In Laos the main project focus is school building/renovation and water supply.



Statement flash

A Lao Society that flourishes at the grass root level through cultural and participative development initiatives through the German-Lao Association for Development partnership.
GLAD’s mission is to promote cultural and development relations between Germany and Laos as described in the Millennium Development Goals.


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non formal education
village development
water supply
planing and monitoring
think of the future