Every day, the boy, who has had the highest marks in his class at the
Hoa Xuan Dong Primary School for the last five years, gets up early,
goes to school and returns to the market to make pancakes.
A 116-year-old ethnic Mo Nong man, who attributes his longevity to
manual labour on his farm, is Viet Nam's oldest living male, according
to the Viet Nam Book of Records (Viet Kings).
How dare a white-collar employee wear a secondhand piece of clothing,
you say? In Viet Nam, where everything new is venerated by poseurs who
see themselves as "modern" fashion plates, the idea of purchasing
secondhand clothing is often viewed with horror and disdain.
Psychologist Nguyen Minh Nga of the Love, Marriage and Family
Consulting Centre in HCM City says that parents should stop forbidding
their children's modern lifestyle, and instead offer life skills and
Last weekend volunteers from local organisations, including the Viet
Nam Association for Young People, entertained child patients, most of
them with blood cancer, at the Hospital of Hematology and Blood
Transfusion in HCM City's District 1.
Every Sunday in Phung Hiep District of the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta
province of Hau Giang, teacher Thanh chooses some songs related to a
historical event to teach at the three-hour session and also narrates
anecdotes and facts from history.
The Nha Trang Communist Youth Union has recently installed
public-medicine cabinets on Tran Phu and Pham Van Dong streets to
help tourists and locals in emergencies in the popular beach city.
Shoes for Sapa is a project of KIDS Vietnam, a non-profit
organisation whose mission is to improve the lives of underprivileged
children. The group delivers shoes, warm clothes and food for children
in Sapa and surrounding areas to help them prepare for the cold season.
The village, located more than 150km from the City, is home to the Ro
Mam ethnic minority who live in the northern area of the Central
Highlands. It is located on Chu Mom Ray mountain range at 1,773 metres
above sea level.
Children all over Viet Nam are excited about the upcoming Mid-Autumn
Festival, which is known as "The Children's Tet." During the festival,
they eat mooncakes with a variety of flavours, and walk the streets