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Tropical storm results in crowded classrooms

The generosity of the general public will be further sought to help with reconstruction work at Bo-O Lower Secondary School, I realised, when I paid a visit to the school badly damaged by a tropical storm last month.

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- Sweet and sour hospital experience
Better wards can ensure complete rest and recovery for patients before and after operations. With more than 10 people in one small room it seems to be an unhealthy environment not only for patients, but also for those who look after them. More >>>
- River offers fruitful hunting ground for local lads
Children often struggle to find meaningful occupations as they have not yet set any goals to pursue and so end up hanging around the house after school or helping their family with some kind of menial work. More >>>
- Donations still needed for storm victims
It's more than a week since a storm lashed Hadxaifong district, but those who suffered in the squall still need assistance. More >>>
- Sopcham a village for lovers of Lao silk
With their old lands to be inundated, in the 2000s the villagers of Sopcham packed up their community and relocated. More >>>
- Life is good in Nator Yai
Three years after being relocated, more than 300 people living in Nator Yai village in Xayaboury district, Xayaboury province now don't have to worry about healthcare and education as they did previously. More >>>
- Cassava grower waits in hope of being paid
The sun is hot at 11 in the morning, but cassava grower Ms Nongboua sits patiently in her loaded truck in the hope that her bill to Lao-Indochina Group Public Company, outstanding since 2013, will be paid. More >>>
- Poultry provides opportunities for family's progress
Leading an outstanding model family is not too difficult as long as you don't stop forging your way ahead and never forget the benefits of hard work. More >>>
- Fishing: a frustrating business but lots of fun
Standing by a pond in the hot noon-time sun as they scan the water and wait for fish to appear, the sweat runs down the faces of the patient fishermen. More >>>
- Laap goes vegetarian
The Lao are passionate carnivores. Most of them adore their meat dishes; they eat everything from grilled chicken claws to cooked pork bowels. Lao cuisine is usually healthy, non greasy and full of diverse flavours. And it actually provides the perfect base for a vegetarian diet. More >>>
- Pilot scheme brings Vientiane old quarter to life
Behind the wall of a temple in Vientiane young and veteran artists sit in a line on the sidewalk sketching and expressing their talent to capture the beauty of places, people, religion and way of life in days gone by. More >>>
- Hiring the handicapped is more than a social commitment
They strip beans, peel papaya and cut tomatoes. But they also wash dishes and clean the floor. They are five youngsters working in the kitchen of the popular Khop Chai Deu restaurant in the heart of Vientiane. More >>>

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