HCM City: Over 100 youth join volunteer activities in Laos hinh anh 1Volunteers from Ho Chi Minh City ​work in the Lao provinces of Attapeu and Champasak. (Photo: VNA)

Over 100 volunteers in Ho Chi Minh City involved in the “Red Holiday” and Green Summer campaigns have participated in volunteer activities in the Lao provinces of Attapeu and Champasak since July 26.

The 12-day programme includes free healthcare examinations; communication campaigns on food hygiene and safety as well as preventing malaria, viral hemorrhagic fever and encephalitis; and transferring forest-agricultural techniques to local residents.

Volunteers will also present gifts and scholarships to disadvantaged students, organise art exchange programmes and build electricity systems for disadvantaged households.

Pham Hong Son, Deputy Secretary of the municipal committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and Chairman of the Vietnam Youth Federation’s Ho Chi Minh City chapter, said that the volunteer event aims to enhance international youth exchange activities during the integration process and economic development.

He added that the event will contribute to deepening the solidarity and friendship between Laos and Vietnam and further cooperation in economics, culture and society between Ho Chi Minh City and Lao provinces in particular.-VNA