Young volunteers (Illustrative i​mage. Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – More than 147,000 students, teachers, soldiers and officers from Ho Chi Minh City joined a youth volunteering campaign during this summer, heard a ceremony to review the event on August 14.

They worked on various programmes including the, “Ky nghi hong” (Red Vacation), “Mua he xanh” (Green Summer), “Hoa phuong do” (Red Flamboyant) and “Hanh quan xanh” (Green Marching) programmes.

The drives were held in local districts and wards, concentrating in five outlying districts of the city, and in the central region, Central Highlands, the southeast and southwest, Kien Giang province’s Tho Chu island and Laos.

Through the campaign, participants helped upgrade 45km of rural roads, build and repair 26 rural bridges and 217 houses, handed out gifts worth over 3 billion VND (136,000 USD) to more than 10,000 poor people and offered free medicine and health check-ups to more than 72,800 people.

They also helped build 40 bus stops, repaired electrical systems in 1,000 households and cleaned up around the Sai Gon river.

The ceremony was hosted by the municipal Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the municipal chapters of the Students’ Association and the Vietnam Youth Federation.-VNA