Vietnamese youth volunteers visit remote areas of Laos

36 youth volunteers including doctors of the “Pink holiday” and students of the “Green Summer Voluntary Campaign” overcame many difficulties to visit the K’Tu people in the remote commune of Ta Lang Ta, in Sekong Province’s Dak Chung District of Laos from August 2 to 4.

Volunteers take car got bogged down on the muddy road. (Photo; Sggp)

The Ta Lang Ta commune is located along the Laos-Vietnam border, on the Truong Son range, 1,600 meters above sea level.

The youth volunteer delegation spent nearly one day traveling in six pick-up trucks to cross the difficult to access mountainous area, full of obstacles, with bendy roads, thick forest, abysses and 45-degree slopes.

They spent a night in all-terrain vehicles in a cemetery of the K’Tu people and were exhausted from the long hard trip.

They also tried to take cars, which got bogged down on the muddy road during the trip.

At last they arrived at the commune set in a green valley, along a fresh stream.

The delegation offered gifs to 1,200 K’Tu people in the Ta Lang Ta, Tang Doi, Tang Tun, Tang Ka Lo, Dak Lay and A Jun communes, in Dak Chung District.

By Xuan Nghia – Translated by Kim Khanh

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