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French food festival

Members of the public are invited to take part in the French food festival for 2020 called ‘Good France’. The event will be held in various restaurants across Vientiane with unique French culinary skills on display.
When: March 23 to 29.
Where: At Bistrot 22, l’Adresse, La Signature, You na, l’Atmo and Paradice in Vientiane.

Lao Red Cross clothing appeal

Lao Red Cross is calling for public donations of new and second-hand blankets, clothing, gloves and socks for adults and children, as well as shoes and household essentials to help vulnerable communities around the country during the winter months.
When: From now
Where: Lao Red Cross Office
For more information: 021 250 000, 020 5561 5941
(Dr Kaviphone)

Workshop on Citizen Journalism

Those between the ages of 25 and 35 and with an interest and experience in journalism, communications or blogging are invited to apply for the 2020 YSEALI Citizen Journalism and Free Flow of Information Workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Programme has been arranged by the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Apply now at https://www.tfaforms.com/4768916
When: Apply by January 12, 2020, workshop will start from April 27-May 1, 2020
Where: Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Appeal for blood donations for dengue patients

The National Blood Transfusion Centre invites members of the public to give blood as this is urgently needed by hospitals for people suffering from dengue fever.
When: Register now from 8:30am-4pm
Where: National Blood Transfusion Centre in Vientiane, Tel: 021 218922. People living in the provinces can donate blood at provincial hospitals.

Appeal for help for flood victims

You are invited to give generously to help thousands of families in Savvannaket, Saravan, Champassak, Attapeu and Xekong provinces who have suffered in the wake of widespread flooding. They need urgent help to meet their basic needs, including essentials such as food, drinking water and clothing.
Where: The emergency appeal is organised by various organisations in Vientiane and the provinces.
When: From now.

Indonesian Master Degree Scholarship 2020

The government of the Republic of Indonesia is offering the Developing Countries Partnership Scholarship 2020 for Lao citizen. All applicants must complete the online application process through the website.
When: Online registration until 20 April 2020
Where: Apply online at https://knbscholarship.kemdikbud.go.id
For more information contact Indonesian Embassy: 020 76755866

Bank accounts for helping flood victims

The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has opened the official bank accounts to seek more funds to help the flood victims in six southern provinces: Khammuan, Savannakhet, Saravan, Champassak, Xekong and Attapeu.
Kip    010110001508937001
Baht 010110201508937001
US dollar 010110101508937001
The contact team starting from 7.30 am at phones:
+85620 22228154, 55622477, 59695968, 22219355, 54864666, 22238555, 22727273 and +85621 213005 and 222776

Free boxing course

Girls and boys aged 13-17 are encouraged to learn Lao and international boxing styles, and kickboxing. Registration is free. 
When: Apply at any time.
Where: Xafa Gym, Phonpapao village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane. Tel: 020 5400 9151

Mahosot Hospital’s hotline service

Mahosot Hospital has new hotline numbers as follows:
1.   Patient services:
-  Public Relations Unit (24 hour service) Tel: 021 214024
-  Head of Intensive Care Unit Dr Bandith Xoumphonphakdy Tel: 020 5560 2210
-  Head of Polyclinic Medical Centre Dr Bouasone Boutta (24 hour service) Tel: 020 2222 +++++++3042
2.   Mahosot Hospital Board of Directors:++
-  Director General of Mahosot Dr Phisith Phoutsavath Tel: 020 9996 6198
-  Deputy Director General of Mahosot Ms Aphone Visathep Tel: 020 2220 4909
-  Deputy Director General Dr Vongvilay Paphatsalang
Tel: 020 5592 1187
-  Deputy Director General Dr Sousath Vongphachanh 
Tel: 020 2220 8666
-  Deputy Director General Dr Khamsay Dethleuxay       
Tel: 020 5561 8984

Youth Khaen playing contest auditions

Interested students and young people in Vientiane including foreigners aged seven to 18 who can play the Khaen are encouraged to apply for the second audition round of a Khaen playing contest. The contest is divided into two age categories; 7 to 14 and 15 to 18 years.
When: Applications now open with the audition taking place on March 20; the semi-final will be organised in October and the final in December.
Where: Lao National Television, Sivilay village, Xaythany district, Vientiane.

Japanese language study

This activity will be of interest to anyone keen to learn Japanese and learn how to get started. Everyone is invited and entrance is free.
When: March 29
Where: Laos-Japan Institute, National University of Laos, Dongdok campus.

Scholarships in India

The government of India is offering scholarships for Lao students with good knowledge of English for undergraduate and postgraduate courses and doctoral studies in Indian universities.
When: Last date for receipt of printed online application form along with requisite documents is January 31. For Ph.D. courses the last date is July 31.
Where: Interested students may apply online at the portal a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in.  Contact details: Embassy of India. tel.: 021-352301 (Mr. Phoumsavanh)
E-mail:  inf.vientianne@mea.gov.in / hoc.vientianne@mea.gov.in

Free English Class

Applications are invited for a 12 week free English class, Project Based English Course. For more information please call 021 487012 or email at actvientiane@gmail.com.
When: Sign up for a test at the American Centre front desk on December 13-14. The test will be held on December 17-19 from 5-6.30 pm at the same place. The course starts from January 7-March 26 next year.
Where: American Centre, Vientiane

Flood victim appeal

Rescue 1624 in collaboration with Houng Aloun Logistics  invite members of the public to donate food, rice, clothes, medicines and other essentials to assist flood victims in the southern provinces. Donated food and medicines should have at least six-month expiry dates.
For further information, please call 020 5556 5780,
9162 3191, 7873 2171, and 9711 7437

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