VIENTIANE, JANUARY 07 2002(KPL).
CLOTHING TO HELP TEACHERS, STUDENTS
BRAVE COLD WEATHER IN PAK NGUEM
The Educational Foundation presented
garments to the Pak Nguem Educational Service in Vientiane municipality
The garments will be delivered to 400
teachers in the district of Pak Nguem. The hand over ceremony
was held recently at the district hall in the presence of Educational
Foundation President Somphiene Sayadeth, and ten members of the
foundation's executive board, textile company workers and shop
VIENTIANE, FEBRUARY 12 2002 (KPL)
THAI EDUCATION FOUNDATION DONATES EQUIPMENT FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS
The Lao Education Promotion Foundation recently received a
donation worth over 15 million kip from the Thai Education
The aid was handed over on February 10 to EPF President Mr
Somphiene Sayadeth by Mr Papanh Panhthanapenleund, President
of the Thai foundation branch in Phimai district.
VIENTIANE, JULY 01 2002(KPL)
MINORITIES AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDY IN VIENTIANE
Fifty-seven students, who had received scholarships from the
Education Promotion Foundation and graduated this academic year,
EPF President Mr Somphien Sayadeth, said that the foundation
has so far fulfilled its task of attracting funding from residents,
He said that 19 students at the university level under EPF's
sponsorship completed their studies and each student received
50,000 kip per month within four years. Thirty-eight students
of upper education living at the Vientiane dormitory graduated
from the 2001-2002 academic year, and received 85,000 kip per
month for three years to achieve this.
VIENTIANE, JULY 25 2002(KPL)
Education Foundation presents scholarships, salary bonuses
The Educational Promotion Foundation (EPF) presented scholarships
for good students, ethnic students and poor students as well
Some 150 scholarships for poor students at primary school level in addition to two sets of trousers, shirts, Lao skirts, pairs of socks and one pair of shoes were also presented to each student.
Twenty notebooks, ten ball-point pens, ten pencils and two rulers were also presented to each of the students. The scholarships and educational materials for students at primary school level cost over 28 million kip.
An extra bonus of 300,000 kip in cash was also presented to each good teacher. The EPF presented 30 million kip for ethnic boarding schools in three provinces of Luang Prabang, Savannakhet, and Oudomsay.
The presentation, the sixth of its kind, was attended by Deputy
Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Somsavat Lengsavad, Honorary
President of the EPF.
VIENTIANE, DECEMBER 20 2002 (Vientaine Times)
Garment group shares the warmth (Vientiane Times reporters)
Garment factories in Laos have joined forces to share their products with the poor in an attempt to rid them of the coldness that comes with not having any clothes.
This year, some 6,274 articles of clothes were donated recently
by garment factories in Laos, worth over 94 million kip. The
donation was made through the Foundation for the Promotion of
Education. Foundation President Mr Somphiene Saiyadeth reported
that the clothes have been sent to nearly every province since
October, especial in the northern part of Laos. The foundation
has been conducting this activity for two years to help poor
people in remote areas. "This year, the donation was larger
than last year, but it is still not enough to meet the needs
of poor people," said the president. The foundation says
it welcomes donations of any kind from all sectors of society.
It says donations form an important part of the assistance given
to the country's most impoverished people, who often undergo
incredible hardship during the cold winter months.