Participatory Development Training Centre | Land Portal

PADETC (Participatory Development Training Center) is a training center promoting participatory processes for sustainable development. PADETC is located in Vientiane, Lao PDR.

PADETC is a not-for-profit Lao organization, registered under the Department of Private Education in the Ministry of Education, Lao PDR.


To support all civic actors to enable change towards a ‘Livable Society’ in Laos through holistic education development. This is balanced development centered on youth as agents of change for well-being and a livable society.


To build Lao society to become a holistic learning society through an integrated development process with the participation of all civic sectors that will support Laos in becoming a sustainable and livable country. For this mission, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is a key concept.


To encourage people to eradicate suffering by building-up a happy life through holistic educational development, which promotes all values of life without avoiding inconvenient truths. To build access to a just Lao society and education for all communities and the new generation.

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