On July 8 the Foundation for the Promotion of Education held a prize-giving ceremony for the 1998-1999 academic year. The Honorary President of the Foundation for the Promotion of Education, Somsavat Lengsavad, presented scholarships for future study to 18 students of the Year-3 Secondary School, and 60 primary school students who are good students but lack funds for their study.
Scholarships were also awarded to 30 high achieving university students who also lack funds to further their education.
The foundation does not only award scholarships to students but also congratulates exemplary teachers in the general education system. Eighteen teachers were hailed for their teaching achievements.
The foundation made a contribution of seven million kip for the construction and repair of schools in remote areas, and presented 100 school uniforms to ethnic students in the northern province of Xieng Khuang.
In recognition of the donations, the foundation presented certificates of merits to donors for the foundation. On that day, over 100 donors donated 223 million kip and there were also a number of donations in foreign currencies.
The largest donations came from the Canadian Voluntary Group
for the Promotion of Education, who put up US$ 4,000; the Trio
Laos Company, with US$ 1,000; the PNG Company (Hong Kong) US$
1,000; and the Save the Children Fund (Norway) US$ 1,000. This
was the third year for such scholarship presentations.