Summer youth volunteer campaign launched in Nghe An hinh anh 1At the launching ceremony (

Nghe An (VNA) – A line-up of voluntary activities including Green Summer and Red Flamboyant campaigns will be included in the 2016 Summer Youth Volunteer Campaign, which was launched in the central province of Nghe An on May 29.

Themed “Youth join hands in building new-style rural areas and civilised urban areas”, the campaign will focus voluntary activities on 111 disadvantaged communes, 431 border communes, Mekong Delta provinces hit by saltwater intrusion, drought-stricken localities in the South Central and Central Highlands regions and outpost islands.

Along with developing infrastructure in those localities, the campaign also provides free medical check-ups for 400,000 local people and present health insurance cards to 50,000 residents in poverty-stricken and border communes.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Vo Van Thuong, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Information and Education Commission, said that the campaign must be organised massively across the nation in diversified forms to attract youths’ participation. Youth unions at all levels need to work with international volunteer organisations to better voluntary activities.

He urged the steering board of the campaign and volunteers to choose activities suitable youth’s strengths and in line with the new style rural area building programme.

After the event, local youths carried out some voluntary activities such as collecting garbage and cleaning beaches in Cua Lo town, providing free medical examinations and medicines in Nghi Loc district and joining firefighting efforts in Nam Dan district.

On the same day, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s chapters in many provinces and cities nationwide organised activities in response to the campaign.-VNA