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Laotian alumni of Czech and Slovak universities help the poor

The organization of former Laotian university students in Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, under the organizational leadership of the Honorary Consuls of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, organized a collection of warm clothing and blankets for poor communities and children in the northern province of Xiengkhouang.

A group of former Laotian students at universities in the former Czechoslovakia, or subsequently the Czech Republic and Slovakia, has been continually very active and represents their second homeland superbly well in Laos. The Embassy maintains regular contact and cooperation with our alumni, meets them with visiting delegations of Czech representatives in Laos, and participates in annual meetings (with the exception of the covid-19 pandemic in 2020).

That is why we are very happy to inform the public about a deeply human gesture in the form of a donation to poor communities in the northern province of Xiemgkhouang and children in one of the local schools, Huayphet Primary School, hit by an unprecedented wave of cold weather. The community of "Czechoslovak" alumni raised funds to buy several hundred blankets and jackets, some alumni donated their unnecessary warm clothes. Subsequently, a delegation of the organization's representatives, led by the Honorary Consuls of the Czech Republic, Ms. Phimphone Douangsavanh, and Slovakia, Mr. Vongnam Vongvilay, went to personally hand over the blankets and warm clothes to those in need. As part of the handover, the delegation also met with the top management of Xiengkhouang Province.

The Embassy hereby thanks a lot our friends and former students. We hope that the travel restrictions caused by the pandemic will enable our next personal meeting or joint cultural event in 2021!


Sbírka Laos alumni