Imperial Tobacco says that it is helping to improve the livelihoods of disabled women in Laos by supporting a vocational training project near its factory in Vientiane.
According to a note posted on the Imperial website, The Lao Disabled Women Development Centre is set to receive funding from Imperial’s charitable organization, the Altadis Foundation, to run new training courses.
These courses will cater for up to 60 women from four rural provinces: Luangnamtha, Huaphan, Xiengkhuang and Bokeo.
The center teaches the women skills in a variety of areas including information technology, textile weaving, foreign languages, hygiene and small business management.
“It is gratifying and rewarding to see how training programs such as this can have a huge impact on the future well-being of those taking part,” said Ines Cassin, the Altadis Foundation’s general manager.