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CITATION: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee VIENTIANE RESCUE

In 2007, a small team of volunteers in the Foundation for Assisting Poor People of Lao PDR used a donated ambulance to create “Rescue Vientiane Capital” to provide first-aid service on the city’s roads, but only on weekends. In 2010, Sebastien Perret, a Frenchman living in Laos and a trained paramedic and firefighter, aghast at […]

January 4, 2017

PHOTO EXHIBIT: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee VIENTIANE RESCUE

Laos is slowly coming into its own after decades of war and political instability.  New prosperity has fueled a tremendous increase in motorized vehicles resulting in a veritable anarchy of cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and tuktuks (motorized tricycles) in and around the capital city, Vientiane.  Tragically, the road fatality rate in Laos is one of […]

December 12, 2016

RESPONSE: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee VIENTIANE RESCUE

“It’s not just about figures on a sheet of paper. Not about statistics. It’s way more than this. It’s about the way we do it. The way we care for the victims of the road. With love. Love and compassion, when our volunteers do their best to alleviate the suffering of victims and their families.”RelatedVientiane […]

December 9, 2016

LECTURE PAPER: The Heart of a Volunteer – How to Save Lives Against All Odds

When 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Vientiane Rescue started their grassroots rescue team in the dangerous streets of the capital city of Laos, chances of their success ranged from dismal to non-existent.  But through their Greatness of Spirit and unwavering belief that “it is the right thing to do”, these ragtag volunteers prevailed.RelatedVientiane Rescue (Awardee) In […]

IN PHOTOS: The 58th Ramon Magsaysay Awards

Relive the 58th Ramon Magsaysay Awards through choice highlights of some of the events during this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awards Festival Week, and see the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees spread hope and inspiration through our curated gallery.RelatedCarpio Morales, Conchita (Awardee)Dompet Dhuafa (Awardee)Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (Awardee)Krishna, Thodur Madabusi (Awardee)Vientiane Rescue (Awardee)Wilson, Bezwada (Awardee) Ramon Magsaysay […]

October 24, 2016