A Gia Sư Áo Xanh (Green- Shirt Tutors) team teaches children from poor families in Thủ Đức city’s Thảo Điền Ward. — VNA/VNS Photo Hồng Giang
HCM CITY — The Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union members is carrying out various activities nation-wide to mark Youth Month in March.
In HCM City its members have propagated COVID-19 prevention measures, environmental protection and ways to classify garbage since February 28.
At Lò Gốm apartment building in District 6, they and residents cleaned, painted walls, planted trees, and placed flower pots in corridors, handed over 2,000 masks to the residents and installed sanitizer bottles.
In District 4’s Ward 1, they installed four solar lights in playgrounds.
At the housing area for workers of the South Sài Gòn Development Corporation in District 7, youth union members in the district and at the Tân Thuận Export Processing Zone and HCM City Youth Worker Support Centre planted trees and propagated COVID-19 preventive measures.
They also gave gifts to workers’ children.
Lê Thanh Vũ, director of the centre, said it would help young workers who have lost jobs or working hours due to the pandemic find other jobs.
Members at the HCM City Student Assistance Centre have set up Gia Sư Áo Xanh (Green- Shirt Tutors) teams to teach workers’ children and those from poor families at weekends this year.
Nguyễn Thị Kim Oanh, a student at the HCM City University of Culture and member of the union who is in the teams, said they comprise university and college students.
Each team has one or two students and will teach two to three children.
Nguyễn Thị Uyên Trang, secretary of the youth union in the Mekong Delta province of Tiền Giang, said there are many programmes to ensure social welfare and encourage creativity and develop business skills in young people.
They include repairing 90 kilometres of roads in rural areas, providing free health examination and treatment to locals, building or and upgrading 100 houses for poor people and beneficiaries of certain Government policies.
Books, 1,000-litre containers and water bottles were donated to children, young people and others in Đồng Sơn Commune.
The union’s members in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang will build two bridges, 10 playgrounds for children and houses for 20 poor and disadvantaged people in rural areas.
The union will assist two start-ups set up by young people.
Besides communicating COVID-19 prevention measures, members in the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng will also teach ethnic minority peoples in Lạc Dương District’s Đưng K’ Nớ commune techniques for raising new species of trees and animals to replace traditional ones and treating waste generated in the farming process.
In Đạ Tẻh District they have built a playground for children at Triệu Hải Commune and gave scholarships to 10 poor students.
They worked with the Việt Nam Red Cross Society in the district to organise a blood donation programme, collecting 290 units.
To coincide with the launch of Youth Month, the central committee in Hà Nội started building a cultural and community house for the Lô Lô ethnic minority people in the northern province of Cao Bằng’s Bảo Lạc District.
At Hà Quảng District’s Lũng Nặm Commune, it has started to build toilets with used plastic bottles.
It is also building a library with 2,000 books and newspapers at the Đức Long Secondary School in the province’s Hòa An District. The school has more than 200 ethnic minority students. — VNS