My and other students at Tan Thanh B School in Binh Tan District in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Vinh Long are among the beneficiaries of the library-donation programme.
Two Vietnamese sisters, Dinh Thi Xa, 102, and Dinh Thi Long, 94, have been recognised as Viet Nam's oldest sisters by the Viet Nam Book of Records (Vietkings).
To show gratitude to their parents, Tien Giang Province native Nguyen Van Chien, along with his two brothers, one of whom has since died, decided to stop cutting their hair when they were very young.
The 28-year-old man, who suffers from brittle bone disease, said his first book, Khong The Vo (Unbreakable), has sparked a chord in the physically disabled, encouraging them to be brave and stay strong.
Traditional musician Mai Dinh Toi devoted an entire year making small changes to Viet Nam's one-string traditional instrument dan bau, often used in folk music performances and as an accompaniment at poetry readings.
Alley 96 in HCM City's Phan Dinh Phung Street is now known as "charity alley". At its entrance, an ice-tea bucket has been placed for use by lottery ticket sellers, pedicab drivers and vendors.
Four years ago, Frenchman James Christopher quit his $100,000 job as a managing director for a computer company in Paris to come to Viet Nam to fulfill his dream of becoming a Buddhist monk.
People in Nhon Ai Commune often see a young man selling lottery tickets every day to feed his seriously ill mother. At 7am, he says goodbye to his mum, who tells him to take care of the money that he earns that day.
"Foreigners know us through their friends' recommendations or our website at www.saigonhotpot.vn or tripadvisor.com.vn," said Vu Thi To Quyen, 21, the club's chair and a fourth-year student at International University under the Viet Nam National University, HCM City.
An 83-year-old Ca Tu villager, who lives in the central coastal province of Quang Nam, has spent years making musical instruments and teaching youth about the songs and epics of the ethnic Ca Tu people.
HCM City-based drama troupes will stage several award-winning plays in the city and neighbouring provinces during Tet (Lunar New Year), particularly in rural areas with fewer entertainment choices.

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Confiscated bikes set for charity sale Confiscated bikes set for charity sale

The National Traffic Safety Committee plans to sell motorbikes and bicycles driving on expressways that have been banned for their use.

Cycling race escort dies in accident Cycling race escort dies in accident

A member of a motorbike escort group for the Binh Duong Open International Women's Bike Race died yesterday after being hit by a motorbike tour group.

Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen

The five-star Furama Resort has released a 120-page cookbook titled A Journey Through Viet Nam's Cuisine, featuring recipes from the resort's culinary library.

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.