As new member of Association of Foundations (AF), Lao Foundation attended its first AF General Assembly last April 25-26, 2016. Now on its 44th year, all AF members convened in Baguio City for its 2-day annual meeting. Representatives from over 140 member organizations participated in the event. The program includes plenary discussions on creating a collective impact to address developmental issues, an opportunity to engage academic professionals during the K12 transition period, community sharing session among AF members, business meeting proper and induction of new members.
AF is the country’s first network of non-government organizations (NGOs). Its mission is to enable its member foundations to develop sustainable programs that serve their communities. It has become a bridge to grant opportunities, capacity builder, data bank, consultant, and an advocate of key issues. It is committed to the constant growth and professionalism of its member foundations in their efforts to improve the quality of human life.