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Summer camp: Young expats visit Hoi An city

Young Vietnamese expatriates participating in the Vietnam Summer Camp 2018 joined many events to explore the central province of Quang Nam on July 18.

Some 120 young overseas Vietnamese from 29 nations and territories visited and presented gifts to children of an orphanage in ancient Hoi An city.

On the evening of the same day, the youths joined an exchange programme with members of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s Hoi An chapter.

Khuong Thi Thu Hien, an overseas Vietnamse born in Nam Dinh province and living in Slovakia since eight years old, said she has yet to explore many places in Vietnam. The summer camp offered her a chance to understand more about the beauty of the country and its people, especially Hoi An city, a UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site. Hien added that she will return to Vietnam and spend more time touring the country.

Initiated in 2004, the annual Vietnam Summer Camp has attracted about 2,000 young people from various countries and territories.  Each camp had a theme and events designed to bring different experiences and lessons on Vietnamese culture and history to the participants.

This year’s camp, which runs from July 10-25, features activities across 11 localities from north to south.

The programme includes visits to historical and cultural relic sites in Hanoi and the provinces of Ninh Binh, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien - Hue, Kon Tum and Dak Lak.

The closing event will be held in Buon Ma Thuot city, the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, on July 23.