contributing to the Hope Fund, you will support a lasting improvement in the lives of UXO survivors in Laos. Your donation will provide direct assistance for survivors, and also support programs in the U.S. to educate and mobilize the public to advocate for increased U.S. funding for clearance, risk education and victim assistance in Laos. All donations to the Hope Fund will be split evenly between the two organizations. Here are some examples of what your donation to the Hope Fund can provide:*Legacies of War and World Education have teamed up to establish the Hope Fund, a new way to bring healing and transformation to the people and communities in Laos affected by the wreckage of war. Our partnership reflects the complementary work being done in Laos and the United States to end the UXO legacy. By
- $50 will provide a basic set of annual educational supplies (one uniform, textbooks, notebook, notebooks, and pens) for a UXO survivor in Laos, and help teach a new generation about the UXO issue by sending the Legacies of War curriculum to a classroom in the U.S.
- $100 will purchase 10 breeding chickens for UXO survivors in Laos, and ensure messages of healing and hope are shared with new audiences by allowing Legacies of War to do a community presentation or panel discussion.
- $200 will support a child UXO survivor’s return to primary school (including a backpack, two uniforms, shoes, and a bicycle), and help highlight the long-term impact of war by enabling Legacies of War to collect and showcase five stories for “Our Shared Journey”.
- $1,000 will cover the cost for a UXO survivor to attend college in Xiengkhouang for one year, and make it possible to conduct broader community outreach by supporting Legacies of War’s participation in a community event.
- $2,000 will cover the cost of a UXO survivor to attend college in Vientiane for one year, and contribute to increased knowledge and support among policymakers about the need to fund the clearance of bombs from Laos and assist victims by enabling Legacies of War to maintain its office and presence in Washington, D.C.