31/08/2018 15:04 GMT+7 print

HCM City: Summer volunteer campaigns prove effective

The summer volunteer campaigns launched by the Ho Chi Minh Youth Union’s Ho Chi Minh City chapter have proven effective, Deputy Secretary of the chapter Ngo Minh Hai said at a conference in the city on August 30.

Local youths have actively engaged in voluntary activities in districts on the outskirts of HCM City as well as border localities in the south-eastern, south-western, central and Central Highland regions and Laos.

The local youth union opened training programmes, transferred science-technology, and provided farming techniques for farmers while supporting youngsters in rural areas in doing business, introducing job opportunities for over 9,000 young people, and training social skill practices for 86,000 others.

Young volunteers also got involved in upgrading 50km of rural roads and repairing a dozen of bridges, while contributing to building clean, safe and civilised apartment blocks and bus stations.

They presented gift packages worth 2.4 billion VND (102,729 USD) to more than 14,000 locals and youngsters from difficult backgrounds, repaired and replaced electric equipment for 1,200 poor households, and granted 332 scholarships to needy students.

Particularly, in the Lao provinces of Attapeu and Champasak, 97 volunteers from HCM City provided health check-ups and medicine for 4,500 disadvantaged people.

They also handed over 21 computers to Champasak youth union, 11 computers to Attapeu and Champasak provinces, and three houses to poor Lao youngsters.