HCMC youth participate wholeheartedly in voluntary campaigns | Ho Chi Minh City

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh and his team help local students in Thap Muoi district use computers. (Photo: SGGP)

Day by day, with the help of local residents, HCMC University of Education students participating in the Green Summer Campaign have completed the “Lighting Up Country Roads” construction project in the township of Tan My from Lap Vo district in Dong Thap province. 34 new solar-powered streetlights have been installed on a one-kilometre street for safer traffic at night.

“I am so happy that the street is safer at night and traffic users can move around easily. All thanks to the efforts of these young students. We welcome them with joy, but now we are so sad to say goodbye to them,” shared Mr. Sau – a resident of Tan My Commune.

Besides this meaningful project, these young volunteers have also organized summer schools to help children here revise their lessons and learn social skills. They built a small bridge and helped locals decorate the exterior walls of public buildings.

Anh Thu, a member of the campaign this time, said that since it was her first time, she felt a little anxious, but she quickly got over it thanks to the care of locals here. Her volunteer spirit is always high because she does such useful activities.

Participating for the second time, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh from Young Research Scientists Team for Technology Transfer feels really happy as she could complete more projects after 2 weeks in Thap Muoi District of Dong Thap Province .

Using his accumulated experience and enthusiasm, Ngoc Anh and his team have worked tirelessly for construction projects, medical care projects serving the people here. More remarkably, his team was able to support local authorities in administrative reform by training local elected officials in the processing of level 3 and 4 administrative procedures on online portals.

During this summer, participants of HCMC’s green summer campaign also came to Phu Quy Island district of Binh Thuan province. After 2 weeks, they have completed many public facility construction projects, such as installing solar-powered lighting on the island’s national mast, repairing old electrical systems in many homes.

They built a creative library for the neighborhood children, equipped with a virtual reality system for educational purposes. The charming decoration has made this library a pleasant place where students come to read books. In addition, recycled materials have been used to form a small play area for children.

In the province of Champasak in Laos, young people from HCMC have left a positive impression in the minds of Lao citizens through meaningful projects. these young volunteers repaired a reading room and built new bookshelves, as well as providing over 2,000 books to serve the children here.

The leader of the volunteer team in Laos, Le Hoang Minh, said that despite the difficulties, his whole team feels happy and satisfied as they can contribute to strengthening the friendship between the two countries.

During his visits to volunteer teams in Dong Thap, An Giang and Ben Tre provinces, HCMC Party Committee Undersecretary Nguyen Van Hieu said that the work done by HCMC youth volunteers has significantly reduces the problems of the local population when traveling and producing transport. Soft skills courses or training on administrative reform have helped both residents and local authorities to better integrate information technology into their work and daily life. Meanwhile, this campaign offers a chance for young people to mature and accumulate useful experience for future life.

By Ngo Binh, Hong Hai – Translated by Thanh Tam

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