Gift-giving activities targeting disadvantaged children and students will be held in Ho Chi Minh City in an effort to help them enjoy a happy Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

A programme entitled “Spring gifts to you” hosted by the HCM Communist Youth Union’s municipal chapter and the centre for supporting pupils and students, will present about 2,000 gifts worth 1 billion VND (47,000 USD) to street children and poor primary pupils in outlying areas.

To support poor students in returning home for Tet, up to 3,000 free bus tickets will be given to those from the central and Central Highlands localities.

From December 15, 2014 to February 14, 2015, a part-time job bazaar will provide chances for students who cannot welcome Tet at their homes to get more money to cover their lives.

During the programme, 350 recruiters are expected offer about 4,000 jobs with an average wage of 15,000-30,000 VND per hour.

According to the municipal youth chapter, its programmes aim to present at least 7,500 Tet gifts and 5,000 free bus tickets to disadvantaged students and workers. A wide range of cultural and art programmes and free medical check-up will be also organised during the occasion.-VNA