A series of sports, start-up and voluntary events are scheduled to take place in the next several days to connect domestic and overseas young Vietnamese people, said the Vietnam Youth Federation on July 21.

The Connecting VietYouth 2015 (CVY 2015) programme will begin with a charity run titled CVY Innovation Marathon on July 25 at the Hang Day Stadium in Hanoi. The run with prizes totalling over 500 million VND (23,200 USD) is expected to attract more than 1,500 people, including expatriate students from the UK, France, Switzerland, the US, Australia and Singapore.

The proceeds will be spent on presenting books and stationery to underprivileged students in northern mountainous provinces and organising an event celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival for child patients at the Hanoi-based Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion.

A start-up workshop (CVY Innovation Day) and another giving advice on overseas study (CVY Study Abroad Conference) will be held at the National Convention Centre in Hanoi one day later. Successful entrepreneurs and overseas students will share their experience to give the youth practical views of these topics.

CVY 2015 participants will also offer presents to child patients at the National Cancer Hospital and join disadvantaged children in exchanges and help their families in home repairs.

The CVY 2015 is organised by the Global Shapers Community, the Vietnamese Students Association in the UK and the Vietnamese Youth and Student Association in the US.-VNA