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Photo contest

The French Embassy and French Institute in Laos, collaborating with Lines Magazine will continue their 2020 photo contest on the topic “architecture. Winning pictures will be exhibited on the walls of our embassy. More prizes to come.” Remember, originality is the most important criteria.
When: Deadline on October 5.
Where: WhatsApp: 0 20 77 193 198 – service.presse.vientiane@gmail.com

International coffee day

Everyone is invited to this event which features demonstrations and training sessions with coffee professionals. Learn from experts about the “sustainability around coffee” and about how to taste coffee and prepare it in different ways.
When: October 9-11
Where: Vientiane Center

Essay writing contest for students

Students currently enrolled in college and university, with valid student enrollment cards, can apply for an essay writing scholarship. Write a 1,000-word essay about talented women to have a chance to win a US$2,500 cash award for the best candidates. The scholarship has been started with the aim of highlighting the hidden talent of women with the motto “First woman to achieve big”. All the candidates, male/female, can participate but you need to find stories on those women who were the first ones to do certain projects ever.
Where: Apply online. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2NKLdZv
When: The application deadline is October 15.

Cover Dance Contest 4

Young people aged between 12 and 22 years are needed to join the Vientiane Center Dance Contest 4 by Fanglao Dance Company and Vientiane Center. The contestants will get a chance to participate in Cover Dance and All Style Battle categories and win a prize of 10 million kip.
Where: Vientiane Center.
When: The Cover Dance Final Round will take place on November 2 from 3 pm. For more information contact 021228000.

Asean-India research training fellowship

Scholars wanting to gain more research experience are invited to apply for the Asean-India Research Training fellowship. The fellowship allows young researchers to work at any Indian research/academic institution. The purpose is to support and facilitate mobility among talented young researchers of Asean member countries. For more information,
please visit https://bit.ly/314p0NT
Where: Apply online at www.aistic.gov.in.
When: No specific deadline for submitting the applications – applications can be submitted at any time during the year.

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

 

 

Business model competition

People with business plans for sustainable consumption and production are invited to take part in this intensive business model competition named Ecothon. For more information go to https://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/about/what-scp
When: Applications accepted until October 10.
Where:  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s event will be held online. Please fill in the application form at http://bit.ly/ecothoninlaopdr2020.

Online Mid-Autumn Festival

Everyone is invited to take part in this event which features visual exhibitions, online concerts, a Chinese gourmet workshop, short video displays and so on, to share the joy of the Mid-Autumn Festival and wish everyone a happy and healthy time.
When: September 30 to October 2
Where: Facebook: China Cultural Center in Laos. For more information please call 021931510

Textbook donation

People having old textbooks that they no longer use but which are still in good condition, are invited to donate the textbooks to the Vientiane secondary school. The books will be kept in the school library or shared with other schools that don’t have enough textbooks.
Where: Vientiane secondary school.
For more information, please contact 020 28173404, 020 55799582.
When: No specified date but people can donate textbooks during the school’s working hours.

Appeal for donations

Lao Youth Radio FM 90.0 MHz and ADRF Laos are asking for donations of food, clothes, stationery and other essential items for schoolchildren in Phoukhoun district, Luang Prabang province.
When: Donations accepted until November 30
Where: Lao Youth Radio FM 90.0 MHz, Phonthun Neua village, Xaysettha district, Vientiane. Call: 030 5815 389

Singapore International Graduate Award

Those wanting to pursue PhD education in Singapore can apply for the Singapore International Graduate Award. The scholarship is open to all international graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results, good skills in written and spoken English, and good reports from academic referees. Selected students will receive tuition fees, a monthly stipend of S$2,000, which will be increased to S$2,500 after they pass a qualifying examination, air fare and other grants.
Where:
Apply online. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/3eiWZ88
When: The application deadline is December 1.

Covid-19 prevention equipment donation

 The Mutual Assistance Associations of People (MAAP) invites organisations and members of the public to contribute in the donation of equipment for Covid-19 prevention, such as temperature monitors, hand gel and face masks. For more information, call 020 98999823.
Where: The administrative office of Sikhaytha village, Sikhottabong district, Vientiane.
When: Donations are being received daily.

Chinese food cooking presentation

The China Cultural Center in Laos has begun airing the self-produced programme “Chinese Food Made by Lao” on its Facebook and Youtube channel. The programme showcases quick and simple Chinese recipes, and the story behind them. The first episode focuses on making rice dumplings, followed by the second episode on cooking Chinese hotpot soup base in a creative way. Participate in its lucky draw simply by leaving comments with your selfie while making the same recipes, and you might be the lucky dog to win a cash bonus or movie tickets.
Where: Facebook page or Youtube channel of the China Cultural Center in Laos (ccclaos).
When: From July 10 to November 25, at 4pm on Friday in a fortnight’s time.

Dhamma talk workshop

Interested persons can take part in a Dhamma talk workshop, during which they will be trained by many senior and professional speaking monks and ordinary speakers. Participants can learn about techniques and skills for speaking, self-confidence and bravery, building on speaking about Dhamma and other issues. For more information call 020 9142 8857, 020 9400 0200. Where: Ongteu temple, Chanthabouly district, Vientiane. When: During every weekend from now until August 30, from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm.

 

 

Contemporary photo contest

Photographers are invited to submit photos with the theme “The art of light”. The contest comprises forms of light, people, narrator, and vivo groups. The top prize is 10 million kip. The contest is organised by the Hope Vision Photography and Vientiane Centre.
When: Work collection starts upon the release of this announcement. The deadline for submissions for A/B/C groups is October 20 and the deadline for submission in D (vivo) group is October 31.
Where: Send entries to: 2020lcpe@gmail.com (personal information, explanation of photo, and other relevant text descriptions are required when submitting).

Thai scholarship

The Thailand government is offering graduate scholarships to meritorious students of all nationalities to enroll for master’s and doctoral degrees at the Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat Univer-sity, Thailand.
When: Applications can be sent till September 30
Where: More information can be had at www.siit.tu.ac.th.

Japanese Master’s degree scholarships

The Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship under Japanese Grant Aid is accepting applications from people who understand its aims and wish to take a 2-year Master’s degree programme at Japanese universities in the academic year 2021-22. Courses will be taught in English.
When: Applications accepted until November 6
Where: Download form at: https://jds-scholarship.org/country/laos/index.html
For more information call: 021 451430/ 020 55519802, email: jds.laos@jice.org

International virtual run for children

Everyone is invited to run for the sake of children – to ensure a healthy life for them. The international virtual run will raise funds to support the Lao Friends Hospital for Children, so that all children have access to free quality medical care.
When: Submission till October 15
Where: Submits online at http://www.gotorace.com/event/international-virtual-run-for-children-2020/

Short film competition

The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism in cooperation with Lao New Wave Cinema Productions and Mind Media invites filmmakers nationwide to enter this competition. Films must not be more than 12 minutes long. The winner will receive US$800.
When: Applications accepted until November 7.
Where: Submit online at: https://bit.ly/LXSform
For more information call 020 5525 1199.

Japanese scholarship

Applications have been invited for the Japanese government’s fully funded MEXT Scholarship 2021. The scholarship’s categories include Master’s degree, PhD, undergraduate, college, technology, and specialised training college.
Where: Download application forms and find out more details about how to apply at https://bit.ly/3gAzYzf
When: Applications for Master’s degree and PhD must be submitted by July 17. Applications for undergraduate and college must be submitted by July 24. This year, research students will be enrolled from October for 2021 while undergraduate, college of technology and specialised training college students will start from April 2021.

Textbook donation

People having old textbooks that they no longer use but which are still in good condition, are invited to donate the textbooks to the Vientiane secondary school. The books will be kept in the school library or shared with other schools that don’t have enough textbooks.
Where: Vientiane secondary school. For more information, please contact 020 28173404, 020 55799582.
When: No specified date but people can donate textbooks during the school’s working hours.

Free occupational training for women

Women aged between 16 and 34 years who are currently not working can apply for a free training course in wig making. Selected participants will join the 40-day course with free accommodation and meals. After training, the participants who graduate will be employed and receive a salary ranging from 1.2 million kip to 3.12 million kip with welfare measures such as training courses. For more information, please call 02059595479.
Where: Lao-Korea Skills Development Institute.
When: Applications can be submitted during working hours this month.

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)


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