Southern youth begin summer voluntary campaigns

Over 2,000 students gathered June 6 at Le Van Tam Park to attend a ceremony commencing a voluntary campaign titled, Hoa Phuong do (red flamboyant), to take place this summer.

Volunteer HCMC youths participate in the 2010 Hoa Phuong Do Campaign

This year, nearly 15,000 youths will participate in practical activities like propagandizing to become more enlightened about social and environmental issues, organizing summer activities for children at compassion houses.

The youth will also provide bicycles, schoolbooks and school supplies to poor students, visit and give gifts to families under State preferential treatment policies as well as to the elderly who live alone.

The same day, Vinh Long Province Committee of HCM Communist Youth Union hosted a ceremony to begin 2010 summer voluntary campaign with the attendance of over 1,000 youths.

With the theme “The youth together with poor communes to overcome difficulties,” the campaign will focus on activities for social security, assisting families under preferential treatment policy, aiding the poor and protecting environment.

Over 3,000 of the Communist Youth Union members in Can Tho City gathered to begin the 2010 voluntary summer campaign including helping students due to take the upcoming the national university exam.

The voluntary campaign has also begun in Dong Thap Province, featuring activities like building compassion houses, offering gifts and taking care of families under preferential treatment policy.

From June 4-6, the Saigontourist Travel Services coordinated with Ca Mau Province Committee of HCM Communist Youth Union and Department of Natural Resources and Environment, to organize a tree growing festival at the U Minh Ha National Park.

At the festival, the park staff instructed the youth to choose which varieties of flora to plant, urging them to clean up the environment, prevent forest fires and find out about environmental protection.

By staff writers – Translated by Hong Phuong

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