The ASEAN Young Professionals Volunteer Corps organised a volunteer programme to support community in Hai Duong commune, Huong Tra town, central Thua Thien-Hue province from November 23-December 5.

Jointly held by Brunei’s Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and the Hearts for Hue foundation, the event contributed to further strengthen the solidarity, friendship and cooperation between ASEAN member states.

Some 27 corps members have worked with the local community to construct fences and yard for Hai Duong Kindergarten in a bid to prevent children from road accidents.

According to the provincial Youth Union Secretary Nguyen Chi Quang, the coastal Hai Duong commune was selected by the programme due to its vulnerability to natural disasters.

In 2013, storm No.11 hit the commune, causing 1.5-meter floods and tidal surges which blew off 300-meter shore and threatened lives of local residents, he said.

The volunteers also conducted workshops and training courses for villagers on environment protection and helped clean local beaches.-VNA