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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.

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://

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.

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)

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

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.

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 online computing and programming

Those interested in computing and programming are invited to apply to join this free course. The course is a self-paced and provides an introduction to computing and programming. Where: For more information visit https://bit.ly/3bXsu9i
When: Available now.

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/

Agriculture innovationidea contest

An idea contest on the use of science,technology and innovation in agriculture willbe held and interested parties are invited tojoin the contest.
For more information please contact thesenumbers: 020-5441-1199,  020-22232665,

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

Photo contest

The Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment invites entries to a contest with the themes “the Montreal Protocol - keep the world cool” and “the storage of food and vaccines”. Entries can be in the form of a photo, painting or graphic. The winner will receive a tablet and smart watch.
When: Applications accepted until March 2022
Where: Apply at www.ozone2climate.org

Online Chinese cultural activities

Members of the public are invited to take part in an online Chinese cultural activities programme with a chance to win a prize! The events are hosted by the China Cultural Centre, throughout Laos to mark the countdown to the end of 2021 and welcoming the new year. The audience can follow the activities on Facebook or Wechat provided by the China Cultural Centre in Laos. For more information call 020 54522828.
What and When:
-Workshop and tutorial on Dunhung Dance (a traditional Chinese folk dance) held by a Chinese artist. Anyone interested can send their photos demonstrating their rendition of the Dunhung Dance choreography for a chance to win the prizes. This event will be held between November 12 to December 12.
- Taste of the Chinese canteen of the China Cultural Centre (learn about Chinese cuisine with a Chinese chef). From November 19 to December.
- Laotian making Chinese desserts. From November 26 to December.
-Online Chinese techniques learning, teaching by Mango (Chinese teacher). From November 15 to December.

Book donation

Members of the public can donate books for supporting and promoting the reading of Lao schoolchildren. The donated books will be distributed to libraries and schools in the rural areas around the country. For more information call the receivers (monks) at 020 98155512. When: Daily Where: The temple of Vat Sob village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane.

Blood donation

The National Blood Transfusion Centre is in need of blood urgently because less people have donated during the recent Covid-19 spread. The centre invites members of the public to take part in blood donation..
When: Daily from 8:30 to 6pm.
Where: The second floor of the new building of National Blood Transfusion Centre, Lao Red Cross, Xiengyeun village, Chanthabouly district, Vientiane. For more information call 021 214763; 030 5487539

Free job training in Khammuan

Those aged between 15 and 35 years who have graduated primary school and wish to have an occupation to improve their living conditions are suggested to apply for free short training courses in Khammuan province. The courses will provide training for four professions –beauty salons, tailoring, cooking and indoor electrical maintenance. Selected candidates will get a stipend 620,000 kip a month along with free dormitory and study initials.
Where: Pick up application forms during working hours at the Khammuan
Technical College. For more information, please contact 051 250772, 020 55750304 and 020 28492062

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