Children drawing for the contest (Source: http://hanoimoi.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – A water resources protection education idea and painting contest was launched at Dich Vong B primary school in Hanoi on September 20 to raise children’s awareness of the role of clean water and measures to protect and use water efficiently as part of a programme named “Mizuiku – I love clean water”.

The contest is jointly organised by the Ministry of Education and Training, the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organisation Central Council and Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage Company.

It is a chance for children to show their ideas on clean water and the need to preserve water resources through paintings, while contributing to building a suitable education programme on water protection for children in a creative, practical and effective ways.

Vice Chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organisation Central Council Nguyen Pham Duy Trang said that the “Mizuiku – I love clean water” programme was first launched in Vietnam in 2015.

This year, the programme has been organised in 17 primary schools in the four provinces of Ha Giang, Quang Nam, Ben Tre and Lang Son at a hope to give children knowledge on environmental and water resource protection.

At the launching ceremony, the organisation board also introduced an e-learning site on water conservation at http://mizuiku-emyeunuocsach.vn.

The contest is designed for children aging 6-15. Entries are sent to the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organisation Central Council from now until November 30.-VNA