EEAL continues using two environmental vehicles that the GIZ project ProCEEd purchased in 2013: a 14-seater bus and an eight-meter truck which serve as environmental education vehicles. Ever since the end of 2013, these environmental vehicles regularly go on tour in Vientiane Capital as well as the Khammouane, Houaphanh, Sayaboury and, since mid 2015, Bolikhamxay Province. Inside the vehicles, a 32” flat screen with audio system allows for watching environmental movies. The truck offers additional facilities for traveling exhibitions, playing interactive games and engaging in other non-formal environmental education activities.
At the district level, community communication and non-formal environmental education activities complement the mass media mix. For example, mass and civil society organizations help facilitate village learning initiatives engaging in local theatre, radio listening groups, extra-curricular school activities etc. In addition, two environmental vehicles regularly have toured villages and towns in Khammouane, Huaphane and Sayaboury Province, and Vientiane Capital since 2013. Additional Environmental Tours started in Bolikhamxay Province in 2015.
The bus and the truck have shown environmental films on a big cinema screen and display other non-formal environmental education tools such as theatre, travelling exhibitions, posters, games and exercises. Complementary to the Environmental Tours, mass and civil society organizations have helped facilitate village learning initiatives engaging in local theatre, radio listening groups, extra-curricular school activities etc. Information on Environmental Tours 2013-2019 can be retrieved from the Tour Plans.
ProCEEd has supported this broad scope of measures through capacity development in all relevant fields of and communication and adult education skills in close cooperation with MoNRE and other strategic partners in the mass media, government and non-government organizations.