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Stupa renovation appeal

Authorities in Xai village, Khoun district, Xieng Khuang province, are appealing for Buddhists to donate to the restoration of the Eight-sided Thatluang stupa.
When: At any time.
Where: Account number: 101120001629030001, account name: PHATHATLU-ANGMEUNGPHUAN, BCEL Bank.

Korean language classes

The King Sejong Institute is offering free Korean language classes and invites people to register.
When: Applications accepted until February 5
Where: National University of Laos For more
information: tel: 020 2242 2227, email: [email protected]

Master scholarship in Germany

Those desirous of pursuing a Masters programme in Public Policy or International Affairs in Berlin can apply for a fully-funded scholarship of 34,500 euros.
Where: Apply online at https://www.hertieschool.org/en/mpp For more information please visit https://

Online training programme on“Climate Change and
Hydrological Impact Assessment”

The National Institute of Hydrology of Roorkee in India will hold a 5-day free online training programme on “Climate
Change and Hydrological Impact Assessment’’. Those interested can register to participate for free. For more information please visit http://nihroorkee.gov.in/.../files/
Where: Register at https://forms.gle/ vetjNEnF8MVvVM5a6
When: January 25-29.

Baseball championship

Everyone is invited to attend the Korean Ambassador’s
Cup Lao Baseball Championship, featuring Lao J Brothers male and female teams, National University of Laos Miracle male and
female teams, and male and female teams from Vientiane High
When: Games will be played on Saturdays and Sunday from January 9 to February 27, from 12-4 pm.
Where: Baseball pitch at the National Stadium.

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



Asean PhD fellowship programme in India

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) invite scholars from Laos to apply to this programme. The IITs are world-renowned for their quality education and research output. If selected, you will be able to complete your PhD with funding from the
Government of India. The funding includes a monthly stipend and an annual research grant for up to five years of the PhD programme.
When: Applications currently accepted.
Where: Apply online. For more details see https://asean-iitd.in/

High school programme in Japan

The Japanese government is providing opportunities for Lao secondary school students learning Japanese or willing to
learn Japanese to visit Japan from August 2021 to March 2022. Applicants must be born after April 2, 2003, and before April
1, 2006.
When: Application deadline is January 22.
Where: Apply online at https://afsthailand.org/
For more information contact: E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]: @ lsb5441b

Video contest

Lao citizens aged 18-35 who want to help raise awareness
on climate change issues can submit their videos or graphics to the Lao Youth Visual Contest which is being held under
the theme “How can I act for the climate”.
The video can be a maximum of 90 seconds. For more information please call 02055306853
Where: Send video to [email protected] or Google form: shorturl.at/hAJN4
When: Application close on January 25.

Appeal for blood donors

The National Blood Transfusion Centre of the Lao Red Cross
is calling for more people to donate blood to meet the increasing need for blood transfusions at hospitals around country.
When: Everyday 8:30 am -5 pm
Where: The National Blood Transfusion Centre’s office, 2 nd floor. For more information please call 021 214 763

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.

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



Budo demonstration

The Embassy of Japan and the Lao Judo Federation will hold a
Budo demonstration and invite everyone to see this form of martial art.
When: January 23 from 10-12 am.
Where: Lao-Japan Budo Centre, Vientiane.

French scholarships available

The French Embassy invites applications for French government scholarships in 2021. They are available in the fields of agriculture, engineering, development, environment, education, and health.
When: Applications accepted until February 5
Apply online at https://la.ambafrance.org/
For more information, email: [email protected]

US-Asean Women’s Leadership Academy

Women aged 20-30 who are working in the public health
sector, and are keen to polish their leadership skills and
elevate their status as community women leaders can apply to the 2021 US-Asean Women’s Leadership Academy for YSEALI.
When: Apply by January 28
Where: Details of eligibility here: bit.ly/ apply2021ysealiwla

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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