“Year of Youth Volunteers 2014” launched

Web.HCYU. Morning,19 January 2014 in Dien Bien Phu city, the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union officially launched the Year of Youth Volunteers 2014.

The launching ceremony were attended by representatives of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, National Safe Traffic Committee, People's Committee of Dien Bien and North West provinces, Youth Union of Hanoi city, ministries and departments at the governmental levels.

The Year of Youth Volunteers 2014 aims to promote the active role of youth volunteers in socio-economic development, poverty reduction, social security, and building of new rural areas and urban civilization. At the same time, the campaign targets at improving the quality of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, extending solidarity among Vietnamese young people and creating conditions for the Youth to improve moral qualities and skills.

Mr.Nguyen Dac Vinh addressing the ceremony
HCYU First Secretary Dr. Nguyen Dac Vinh addresses the launching ceremony

Addressing the launching ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Dac Vinh - First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, said: over 15 years since the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union launch the Volunteerism movement across the country, the movement has grown strongly and attracted the participation of tens of millions of young people, generating significant changes in the socio-economic development. Therefore, the Year of Youth Volunteers 2014 serves as the celebration marking 15 years of Volunteerism movement as well as the recognition of the dedication of youth in the construction and defense of the country. This is not only an honor but also a great responsibility of Vietnamese young people. 

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Ms.Ha Thi Hai Yen - member of Youth union of Dien Bien Radio station, who represents Vietnamese youth volunteers expressed determination to contribute wisdom and enthusiasm to successfully fulfilling the targets of the  "Year of the Youth Volunteers 2014.
Right after the launching ceremony, the youth in Dien Bien flocked to nine locations around the province to joinvolunteerism activities, including safe motorbike driving courses for 500 youth union members, blood donation campaign; scholarships ceremony, free medicines distribution,  free-of-charge medical checkups for local residents and groundbreaking ceremony of cultural houses.

 14 goals of the “Year of Youth Volunteers 2014”

1. Attract the participation of 15 million Youth Union members in volunteerism activities.2. Each Youth Union unit organizes at least 12 Volunteering Saturdays or Green Sundays.
3. Each Youth Union unit develops at least 1 volunteering team with at least 01 volunteerism acitivities.
4. Youth volunteers to build 1 construction work at national level, 150 works at provincial level, 1800 at district level and 37.000 at local level.
5. Each provincial and municipal Youth Union builds 5 cultural houses at commune level; Youth Union of each town builds at least 0.5km ofrural road.
6.  Build 1,000 benevolence houses, 15 day-care centers and 50 schools for children.
7. Providemedicines and conduct health-check for 1,000,000 people, donate 700.000 units of blood.
8. Each Youth Union at district level carries out 01 science and technology transfer activity.
9. Each Youth Union at local level organizes 01 economic model to be implemented by Youth volunteers.
10. Provide vocational consultation for 1,600,000 young people; job recommendation for 240,000 Youths.
11. Support 500,000 university entrance exam contestants and their families.
12. Construct 50 safe piers, 50 road and railway crossings.
13. 100 % of the Youth Union at commune level organizesummer activities for children, contribute 300 bookcases and support the schooling of 30,000.
14. Each Youth Union unit provides educational training and support for one backward individual.

Tien Cong - HCYU.