More than 500 university students in HCM City have joined the charity campaign (Photo:VNA)
HCM City (VNA) - More than 500 university students in Ho Chi Minh City have joined a charity campaign called "Nha sach don Tet" (Cleaning houses to welcome Tet) by the South African honorary consulate to give gifts to poor people on the occasion of Tet (the Lunar New Year).

The volunteers will clean the houses of people registering for the service, and use the money they earn (55,000 VND per hour) to make banh chung (square glutinous rice cake) and buy clothes and other items to donate to poor people, enabling them to celebrate Tet with a bit more gaiety than normal.

It is the second year the charity programme has been carried out. It is part of a larger community-based programme for Tet organised by the consulate with several sponsors pitching in.-VNA