About 50,000 people in HCM City join hands to activities of the 18th Kỳ nghỉ hồng (Pink Vacation) Volunteer Campaign between June 22 and August 4. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp
HCM CITY — More than 50,000 young people and workers in HCM City have joined the 18th Kỳ nghỉ hồng (Pink Vacation) Volunteer Campaign, which will end on August 4.
The HCM City-based Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union held its annual campaign launch event last Saturday (June 22) in District 2, with about 2,000 people attending.
Nguyễn Thanh Hải of the HCM City-based youth union and head of the campaign, said volunteers were taking part in activities in all 24 city districts, focusing on industrial and processing zones, and rural areas in the five outlying districts of Hóc Môn, Bình Chánh, Cần Giờ, Nhà Bè and Củ Chi.
They have also been assigned to different areas in the country, including localities in the south, central and Central Highlands regions, Thổ Chu Island in Kiên Giang Province, and Laos.
“Participants are divided among nine main groups depending on their knowledge and skills,” Hải said.
They are carrying out promotional activities about the State's policies and laws and guiding the usage of online public services.
They are also providing training courses on advanced techniques in agriculture, forestry and fisheries production, and offering health consultation and medical advice, as well as organising culture, art and sports, and social activities.
In addition, volunteers are equipping the needy people with practical and social skills.
Among the other activities are construction of charity houses, bridges and roads, the upgrading of electrical and water systems, and training on the efficient use of energy and water.
Volunteers are also organising mobile sales with price-stabilised goods and trade fairs for workers in combination with the campaign “Vietnamese people prioritise using Vietnamese goods".
Activities related to the country’s sea and islands are also being held, as well as international exchange activities for local youth. — VNS
About 1,000 people took part in blood donations and many presents and scholarships were given to disadvantaged students and workers in District 2 on the first day of the campaign.