|USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker presents prizes to the winners of the USAID student video contest. — Photo USAID/Vietnam
HA NOI (VNS) — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday granted an award to the winners of a video contest launched by USAID to engage Vietnamese youths in the country's development challenges.
At the awards ceremony, USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker said the videos submitted showed the creative ideas that young people bring to development issues in their communities.
The first prize of a MacBook Air computer was presented to a three-member Xanh Group for their video titled Changes Within Reach, which focuses on environmental protection through recycling, reuse and repurpose.
The second prize, an IPhone 6, went to Hoang Trieu To for his video titled Hope, that talks about educating ethnic minority children.
Over 50 videos were submitted by students from 36 universities throughout the country. The entries addressed a variety of issues, including environmental pollution, education, traffic, orphanages and street children, urbanisation, school violence, LGBT rights and agricultural development. — VNS