Cope Laos

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Vientiane, Laos via
Contact
Email: 
cope [at] laopdr [dot] com

Cope, founded in 1997, stands for Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise and is a local organisation working with rehabilitation centers and the Lao Health Ministry. As a direct result of the Vietnam war, millions of UXO (unexplodes ordnance) lie scattered around Lao PDR.

Cope has a visitor's center (open 9am-6pm) with an impressive exhibition of clusterbombs and the destruction they have caused.

The NGO provides prosthetics and mobility devices to people who can't afford them, and develops sustainable rehabilitation programs.

Details
Skills: 
Surgery (Club Foot), Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Prosthetic & Orthotic, Information Technology, Graphic Design, Administration and Finance
Money: 
no fee. As a visitor, consider donating someone a prosthesis for $50.
Credentials
Reviews / References: 
2010-06-01 - 2010-06-02
We visited COPE Laos with Charity Travel and have seen the important work they do first-hand. People with relevant skills should definitely help out in the information center.
5 years 45 weeks ago kamiel79

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Vientiane, Laos