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ALC announces Best Book for Children 2009 winners

ALC announces Best Book for Children 2009 winners

(KPL) The Action with Lao Children announced at its new headquarters in Vientiane winners of the 6th annual Best Book for Children 2009.

Nouan Dome sweetheart composed by Mr. Outhin Bounyavong won the top prize. The book was cartooned by Mr. Sikko Milakhong.

Thao Zeena and Nang Yeu Zeena and Yeu was awarded the second prize. The book was written and cartooned by Ms. Vanmai Soukkongmy. Phaya and Ngouleuame King and Boa was awarded the third prize. The book was written and cartooned by Mr. Somseng Sayavong and Mr. Vongsavanh Damlongsouk, respectively.

Over 200 stories submitted to the 2009 competition are from professional and amateur composers and cartoonists. The competition was held in February this year simultaneously with the Book Festival.

The first prize is one million kip in cash while the second and third ones are 700,000 kip and 500,000 kip, respectively.

Present at Monday�s awarding ceremony were Representative of the Action with Lao Children, Mrs. Dara Kanlaya, Director of the Department of Primary Schools and Kindergartens, Ministry of Education, Mr. Chaleun Souvong, and relevant officials.

ALC is a voluntary association consisting of various supporters such as individuals, government organisations, foundations and corporations to promote reading skills of Lao children, publishing and provision of books, folk stories and illustrated dictionaries to children and hold activities of reading and learning about cultivation, aesthetics, traditional dancing, music and arts which children cannot learn in schools.

ALC is relocated to Saphangmor village, Saysettha district, Vientiane Capital. Its library opens on Monday-Friday from 9: 00 AM to 6: 00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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