At the launch ceremony (Source: VNA)
 
HCM City (VNA) – The HCM City chapter of the Vietnam Youth Federation on July 15 held a ceremony to launch the 25th “Green Summer” voluntary campaign, attracting more than 60,000 students to social activities.

Speaking at the ceremony, Politburo member and Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan highly valued the outcomes reaped from the previous drives which, he said, manifested youth’s dynamism, creativity and voluntary spirit. The official stressed that the annual campaign serves an environment for young people to demonstrate skills and devotion, that is why the youth should bring into full play their role in voluntary activities for the benefit of the community and to create a spill-out effect among the people in general.

According to Ngo Minh Hai, Deputy Secretary of the municipal Youth Union Committee and head of the 2018 campaign, this year’s drive aims to mobilize youth to building at least 50 houses for the poor, repair electricity systems for 500 households, improve skills of foreign languages and IT for at least 20,000 children, upgrade 40km of roads, besides others.

The campaign will last from July 15 – August 12, focusing in the city’s 5 suburban districts, border and island localities in the central and Central Highlands regions, as well as in Laos. The voluntary activities will focus on strengthening civilized way of life, protecting the environment, climate change resilience, new-style rural area building, and social welfares. Particularly, participants will concentrating on IT training, agriculture consultancy, agriculture science and technology transfer, teaching the Vietnamese language to children, and sport and cultural exchanges with villagers in Laos.

Many participants have expressed their pride for joining the annual drive for the first time, and pledged to do their best to help the community. They also described this drive as a good chance for them to bring their knowledge into the real life, to the benefit of locals.-VNA