The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s Hanoi chapter implemented numerous voluntary activities during 2014, bringing practical benefits to the community.

The chapter organised many delegations to visit and present gifts to families whose members rendered services to the nation, poor and ethnic minority people in Hanoi and northern mountainous provinces.

Notably, a voluntary programme in six northwestern provinces helped each build a 100 million VND boarding house and a 50 million VND playground for children. It also provided free medical check-ups and medicine as well as presented scholarships and learning equipment to local students.

The chapter also set up 10 voluntary teams assisting doctors and nurses at hospitals in receiving patients.

During the 2014 “Give Strength in Exam Season” programme, the capital youth gave assistance to over 200,000 examinees and their relatives.

They donated more than 120,000 units of blood, helping ease blood shortages in hospitals.-VNA