Two French student volunteers have been assisting candidates who are due to take their entrance exams for Hue university.

After class hours, when the youngsters at the Duc Son orphanage study English, French, painting and the horticultural skills needed to nurture orchids, Paul Nicaise and Jean Baptiste Lorics from the École Superieure de Commerce de la Rochelle University then turn to help with daily activities at the orphanage such as cleaning, cooking and looking after the kids.

During the entrance exams, both the students, with the help of Buddhist monks and nuns, prepared free vegetarian meals for the young potential scholars and their relatives.

This is part of the Thua Thien-Hue Buddhist church management committee’s plans to provide 12,000 free meals.

Both Paul and Jean said they are delighted to have the chance to support the young candidates during the entrance exams.

They also said that they will come back to Hue again in later year as well as tell their friends all about Hue in July, to drum up more support for the youngsters during exam season.-VNA