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International Day of Peace event

Join International Day of Peace under the United Nation’s theme this year of “Climate Action for Peace”. Please reserve your seat by registering here: https://is.gd/7bVxgk
There will be various fun activities to enjoy, including informative lectures, stage performances, fun games, prizes giveaways and others.
When: September 21, from 8am-12am.
Where: Main hall of National University of Laos, in Dongdok village, Xaythany district, Vientiane.

Vientiane International Marathon

The first-ever Vientiane International Marathon (VIM2019) is coming this December 8.
Take part and make history! The challenging 42km, 21km, 10km, and 5km courses will take you along cultural and historic streets of the capital, passing iconic landmarks to provide runners with a unique experience.
Early bird offer extended until September 15. Sign-up now!
Register at www.vientianemarathon.com. For more information, phone 020 5530 6853, email: info@efglaos.com, Facebook: @vtemarathon.
When: December 8
Where: Vientiane, starts and finishes at That Luang esplanade.

Indonesia Cultural Night

Come along and enjoy Wonderful Indonesia Cultural Night featuring collaborative performances from various cultural artists and musicians from Indonesia and Laos to demonstrate the close relationship between both nations.
Admission is free — door prize on the night. Please register or get tickets by contacting 020 5898 6827.
When: September 21, 6pm.
Where: National Culture Hall in Vientiane.

Lao Jazz concert

The French Institute of Laos in Vientiane is delighted to present the very first Lao jazz group ‘Lao Jazzanova’ including guitarist Fruity, bassist To, drummer Tom and singer Nuan for the 4th IFL Café Concert. Lao Jazzanova has performed their polished groove and swing at the International Jazz Festival in Vientiane and another event in Mongolia. Entrance is free.
When: September 20, at 7pm.
Where: French Institute, Lane Xang Avenue, Vientiane.

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.

Student Essay Contest

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is inviting students who love writing to enter the Student Essay Contest by writing on the topic: “Tell us your story of simple actions on how you think our actions are our future. Healthy diets for a zero hunger world.”
The contest is open to all secondary school, college, and university students in Laos. All essay winners will be contacted by the FAO Lao office and will receive cash prizes, surprise bags and certificates at the World Food Day event on October 16.
When: Apply now.
Where: Please call 020 55920386 for  more information.

Luang Prabang Half Marathon - Run for Children 2019

Challenge yourself or simply enjoy running through the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage listed town as you help raise money during the Run for Children: Luang Prabang Half Marathon.
All funds raised will go to support the invaluable work of Lao Friends Hospital for Children. 21 km, 14 km and 7 km events to suit runners of all abilities.
When: October 20.
Where: Luang Prabang
Register online now at www.luangprabanghalfmarathon.com/registration.html
Registration locations: Luang Prabang - at the Friends Gallery 071 252 096, 020 5504 0987. In Vientiane @ Happy Lady: 020 5530 6853. For more information, email info@efglaos.com.

Free rabies vaccines

The public are invited to bring their dogs, cats and other pet mammals to get free vaccines against rabies to mark World Rabies Day, which annually observes on September 28.
When: Friday, September 27, starting from 8:30am
Where: Chao Anouvong Park

National Institute of Fine Arts event

To mark the start of a new academic year, the National Institute of Fine Arts is holding an exhibition featuring paintings, drawings, sculptures, monoprints, pottery, and others pieces created by students. The institute is also organising performances and a graduation ceremony for students.
When: September 20, from 9am-4pm.
Where: National Institute of Fine Arts, Phonepapao village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane.

Mister International Laos contest final

Join the final of Mister International Laos 2019 and cheer on your favourite contestant. The 20 entrants will show off their physical appearance, knowledge, talent and ability to the judging panel. The programme will also feature entertainment.
When: October 13, at 7pm.
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Vientiane.

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

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.

Chinese cultural week

The event will feature various activities for children such as painting Chinese style, learning about Chinese culture, and browsing the Chinese artworks, among others. Entrance is free.
When: September 22, at 9:30-12pm.
Where: Lao Panda Chinese School, Nongduang village, Sikhottabong district, Vientiane.

Japanese scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for the JDS Scholarship Programme for Master’s Degrees, which will be awarded to 20 Lao government officials. Applicants should visit the JDS website for details and download the application form at http://jds-scholarship.org/country/laos/index.html. For more information call 021-251430; 020-5551 9802.
When: August 1 to October 18.
Where: Contact the JICE JDS Project Office on the 1st floor of the Ministry of Education and Sports.

Mister International Laos contest

The nation’s young gentlemen are invited to apply for this contest. Applicants must be aged 18-28, at least 175 cm tall and have English language skills. The winner will have the chance to represent Laos at the Mister International contest later this year.
When: Applications accepted from today.
Where: Download an application form at www.facebook.com/misterinternationallaos/ or
call: 030 5398 797

Applications open for UK’s Chevening Scholarships

Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK in 2020/2021 are now being accepted. The scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK
When: Applications accepted from November 5.
Where: Submit applications via www.chevening.org/apply. For more information see www.chevening.org

Appeal for flood victims

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

Sustainable leadership seminar

The Australian Embassy invites its alumni to attend this seminar and meet Dr Gayle and her colleague. The talk will provide the basis for a set of sustainable leadership principles for designing policies and systems within an organisation. Limited seats available.
For more information please visit http://bit.ly/HighPerformanceandSustainableLeadershipSeminar
or call 021 265 721
When: September 17. Please register before September 6.
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel in Vientiane.

Japanese Culture Day

Get a taste of Japanese culture by trying on a yukata (a Japanese summer outfit), doing origami (paper folding), furosiki (wrapping in cloth), shodo (Japanese calligraphy), playing Shogi (a Japanese board game), and playing with Japanese traditional toys, as well as singing and dancing, a talk show, Japanese quiz, aikido demonstration, and a talk on the kimono.
When: September 21, 10-12 am and 1-5 pm.
Where: Vientiane Center.

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

Visit Tadxon waterfall for the Ancestor Festival

Tadxon waterfall is welcoming those who want some fun after giving alms at temples to celebrate the Ancestor Festival on September 24.
Visitors will be served free grilled chicken at picnic huts, made from chickens raised at the site. Activities include forest walks and a tour of the Chao Souphanouvong Cave, where President Souphanouvong and other Lao leaders took refuge after escaping from Phonkheng jail in 1959 during the Indochina war. The site has 111 huts, 40 guesthouse rooms, and 11 elephants providing rides. There is also a 3,700 metre cable car ride that takes visitors to a rocky hilltop.
Where: Near Nanyang village, Naxaithong district, 4km off Road 13 North from Huakhua village, 28km from downtown Vientiane.
Contact numbers: 020 55 52 04 77 or 020 56 19 55 10

Blood donation for food victims

The National Blood Transfusion Centre in Vientiane invites everyone to donate blood to assist floodvictims in Attapeu province. The blood donation team in Attapeu is unable to run a blood donation drive itself. When: Donations accepted from 8:30am-4pm Where: Second floo of the National Blood Transfusion Centre. Tel: 021 218 922


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