President of Lanexang United FC and Director of Patafta Football sign a partnership agreement for the Lanexang Academy in Lao PDR. Patafta Football will provide Lao and South East Asian footballers with the opportunity to train and study in Australia and also trial in top clubs in Europe. Patafta Football is extremely excited about this unique opportunity and wish to express our gratitude to the President of Lanexang United FC and all staff involved.
My time living in Laos is running out... An incredible place to live in for a while, and mostly relax. Haven't been in any other country which is that much living day by day, always positive and never in the rush
Lao PDR - Lao Please Don't Rush - I will definitely miss your simple life style and your beauty
Visiting the COPE visitor centre in Vientiane this morning was a really moving experience, and makes you realise how much we take for granted in many of the countries we live in or visit, and in our daily lives.
Between 1964 and 1973 America dropped an estimated 2 million tons of ordnance on Lao PDR- the equivalent of 1 plane load, every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day, for 9 years. Between 10-30% of the 270 million sub-munitions dropped did not explode. The bombings were part of the US Secret War to support the Royal Lao Government- they destroyed numerous villages and displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians. As a result, Laos is the most heavily bombed country per capita in history.
If you're ever in Vientiane, I definitely recommend going to the COPE visitor centre. It's an very eye opening experience. Particularly harrowing is seeing stories of casualties of UXO incidents taken to a hospital, but dying as the hospitals didn't have oxygen or blood available. Even hearing stories about healthcare in the country today makes you realise how lucky many of us are to have access to the healthcare facilities that we do, and how this isn't something that should be taken for granted.
These UXO (unexploded ordnance) still cause casualties in Laos today.
120 countries have signed the Convention on Cluster Munitions currently. The US is not one of them.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to work at a rescue centre?
The below article is small insight of what a job at a rescue centre entails and advise on how to follow this career path, directly from a member of the LCTW team.
Working on the front line combating the illegal wildlife trade is a tough job for our team, though our successes are extremely rewarding and encourage our team to keep fighting towards LCTW’s mission.
Do you want to join us in our mission to help wildlife and combat the illegal wildlife trade? Why not volunteer at our centre see https://lctwildlife.org/volunteer/ or donate toward our cause at https://lctwildlife.org/donate/. ບົດຄວາມດ້ານລຸ່ມນີ້ແມ່ນຂຽນຂຶ້ນໂດຍທີມງານມູນນິທິຊ່ວຍເຫຼືອສັດປ່າໝົດທຸກຄົນເພື່ອໃຫ້ບັນດາທ່ານໄດ້ຮຽນຮູ້ເພີ່ມເຕີມກ່ຽວກັບວຽກງານທີ່ພວກເຮົາເຮັດຢູ່ສູນແຫ່ງນີ້ ແລະ ຍັງເປັນບົດຄວາມເພື່ອຜູ້ທີ່ມັກຮັກໃນການປະກອບອາຊີບນີ້. ການເຮັດວຽກຕໍ່ຕ້ານການຄ້າສັດປ່າທີ່ຜິດກົດໝາຍເປັນອາຊີບທີ່ຫຍຸ້ງຍາກ ແຕ່ວ່າໝາກຜົນທີ່ໄດ້ຮັບແມ່ນຄຸ້ມຄ່າຫຼາຍ ແລະ ມັນຍັງໄດ້ກາຍເປັນແຮງຜັກດັນທີ່ເຮັດໃຫ້ພວກເຮົາດຳເນີນວຽກງານຕໍ່ໄປເພື່ອໃຫ້ບັນລຸຕາມເປົ້າໝາຍທີ່ມູນນິທິອະນຸລັກສັດປ່າຂອງພວກເຮົາວາງໄວ້.
ທ່ານຢາກມີສ່ວນຮ່ວມເຂົ້າໃນການຊ່ວຍເຫຼືອສັດປ່າ ແລະ ຕ້ານການຄ້າສັດປ່າທີ່ຜິດກົດໝາຍບໍ? ມາເປັນອາສາສະໝັກຢູ່ສູນຂອງພວກເຮົາ ເຂົ້າເບິ່ງທີ່ https://lctwildlife.org/volunteer/ ຫຼື ທ່ານສາມາດບໍລິຈາກມາທີ່ https://lctwildlife.org/donate/
Surely Laotians have a healthy way to celebrate the International MSME Day “The Youth Dimension” with Mini Marathon that was participated by more than 2000 people!
This marathon was successfully organized by the Department of SME Promotion, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR.
Sofitel Luang Prabang and @3nagas worked together with ‘Friends Without Border’ organization, the team launched a two-week blood drive campaign end of June to educate locals and encourage blood donation as Laotians are very scared of blood donation due to local myths and legends.
Acting as the catalyst of the project, the team challenged other hotels and business to donate and started a chain effect creating a total of 111 blood donors, a new record in Luang Prabang. The hotel’s local heartists overcame their fear and paved the way for other locals to witness across social media and word of mouth.