Students eager to help out for 25th SEA Games

Posted by samakomlao Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Numerous students from the National University of Laos (NUOL) are interested in working as volunteers and liaison officials during the 25th SEA Games in December.

Before the games, liaison officials must learn diplomatic etiquette to prepare them for taking care of guests and dignitaries during the event. The volunteer teams will assist in escorting athletes and be involved in other duties during the games.

One young lady selected to be a liaison official is 19 year old Ms Lamngeun Lattanavilay. She is in her fourth year of English language and environmental studies at NUOL.

Ms Lamngeun works at the NUOL office where she helped many students to register for selection as a volunteer or liaison official.

She previously worked as a volunteer for the Mettatham of Lao Youth Action for AIDS Programme.

Ms Lamngeun is proud to have been selected as a liaison official and has already attended four training courses in preparation for the games.

She said many students registered to help out at the games because it is a historical event for Laos .

Ms Lamngeun was born in Nathom village, Paek district, Xieng Khuang province, but now lives in Saphangmeuk village, Xaythany district, Vientiane .

Ms Soutsada Phorlasim is a 19 year old student and was selected to be a volunteer assistant during the games. She is in her fourth year of an information technology course at NUOL's Faculty of Science. She is also studying English at Thipvaly College .

She lives in Sengsavang village, Xaysettha district, Vientiane .

Ms Soutsada said she is very proud to be a part of the historic first ever hosting of the SEA Games by Laos .

She will take a break from her studies from October to December to prepare and work at the games, before resuming her education in January.

Both young ladies will learn more about Lao culture, history and tourist attractions before undertaking their respective duties at the games.

The Lao National Sports Committee is selecting more than 4,000 volunteers and liaison officials to assist with welcoming guests and athletes, promotion, marketing and other activities during the games.

Currently, some 2,600 volunteers and liaison officials are undertaking training courses at NUOL to prepare for the event.

By Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

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