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Volunteer campaign 2018 kicks off in HCM City

The 12th Hanh Quan Xanh (Green Operation) volunteer campaign 2018 was launched on June 24 by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) of Ho Chi Minh City, with the participation of 800 members of the youth unions under the municipal armed forces and police.

Lasting until August 12, the campaign is hoped to attract 18,000 youth union members from the local armed forces and police, who will be divided into 17 teams, focusing on five key activities.

The event aims to arrange talks to call for law observance among students, youths and workers, disseminate the traffic law in schools, and raise public awareness of fire prevention in residential areas and schools.

Anti-drowning training courses will be provided for 1,000 children and 500 volunteers, while those related to defensive skills will be held for young women and female workers.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Doan Truong Quang from the municipal HCYU - commander of the campaign, said the operation will offer a good chance for local children to experience real situations concerning the real life, activities as well as training of police and army soldiers through military semester programmes for children held in the framework of the event.

On the occasion, the youth unions of the municipal Police Force, Firefighter and High Command presented three houses worth 50-70 million VND each to policemen and soldiers in difficult circumstances.

Meanwhile, the youth union of the municipal Border Guard Force handed over 3,000 notebooks, 300 schoolbags and 300 packages as gifts to local children with good academic performance.

After the launching ceremony, an exercise of fire fighting and escape skills was arranged in Phuoc Long apartments in District 9.

The volunteers also joined together in an activity to clean up the environment along Man Thien street in Tang Nhon Phu A ward, district 9.