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Responding to the call on social networks of a group of foreign tourists, hundreds of people voluntarily joined together to collect garbage at Quy Hoa beach in Ghenh Rang ward, Quy Nhon city, Binh Dinh province. After two days of hard work, the beach has gradually returned to its clean, unspoiled beauty.

While the sun hasn’t risen yet at 5 am on Quy Hoa beach, Dinh Thi Lai brought two young children to clean up garbage on the beach. She heard about this programme through social media platforms and thought it would be a great opportunity to provide her children with meaningful life lessons.

Arriving at the beach clean up site, each person was armoured up with gloves, masks, and garbage bags, and divided into working groups. This is the second time they have participated in this garbage collection campaign, with participants ranging from young to old, all wanting to contribute towards cleaning up their environment.

The staff and patients of the nearby Quy Hoa National Leprosy and Dermatology Hospital have also been taking part in the programme, understanding its significance and providing necessary tools.

The Quy Hoa beach cleaning campaign was initiated by Canadian tourist Cameron Beardley and a group of his friends. He did not expect that so many Vietnamese people would respond to the campaign, but hoped to contribute to changing people’s conscientiousness in the region.