Fresh look and vitality of the youth union toward society

HCYU.18.07.2018. Ho Chi Minh City, about 60,000 youth volunteers have participated in the Green Summer Volunteer Campaign in Ho Chi Minh City, officially started the youth’s work to contribute to the city and support the community.

On 15 July 2018, at Van Lang Culture Park (District 5, Ho Chi Minh City), the Vietnam Youth Federation and Students Association of Ho Chi Minh City held the 25th Green Summer Volunteer Campaign.

This year, more than 60,000 volunteers in the campain will carry out practical activities and works toward the 25th anniversary of summer volunteer programs and campaigns of Ho Chi Minh’city youth (1994 - 2018). This is also a milestone to mark the development of the volunteer movement of the city youth.

Under theme “Ho Chi Minh City’s youths are creative and volunteering for community”,  the volunter program will take place from July 15th to August 12th combining with the 12th Volunteers' Day Festival in the city’s wards, communes and towns; focusing on five suburban districts of the city.

Addressing the ceremony of the campaign, Mr. Nguyen Thien Nhan – Politburo Member, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Commision said that over a quarter of the decade, the Youth Union of the Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Youth Federation and the Students’ Association have grown up, striving for creativity in organizing, exploring and renewing methods to be suitable with the conditions for building and defending the Fatherland in the new period; thus, introducing to the society the new face and vitality of the Youth Union.

"The voluntary activities continue to be a solid foundation for the youth’s in the future. The youth in Ho Chi Minh city together with the youth across the country carry out the mission bigger and longer term, implementing the goal of sustainable development of the city, contributing to build the city is a good living, civilized , modern city and a smart city”. Mr Nguyen Thien Nhan said.

During the campaign, thousands of volunteers will participate in regular activities such as volunteering to build civilized urban lifestyle, environmental protection, climate change adaptation; voluntary activities to show gratitude, participating in ensuring social security; volunteering to build new rural areas; propaganda activities; volunteer activities "For our dear children"; scientific and technological application; the activities of the young artists to compose new songs.

A team of Malaysian volunteers in Vietnam
A team of Malaysian volunteers in Vietnam

For the international volunteer activities, the campaign focus on implementing activities such as information and technology, agriculture consultancy, science and technology transfer in agriculture, solving socio-economic issues in the local areas, teaching Vietnamese, exchange culture, arts, sport.

The campaign will ensure the implementation of key tasks and targets, such as building and repairing at least 50 houses of friendship; repairing electricity for 500 policy households, poor households; counseling and introducing jobs for 1000 rural youth; Training and fostering skills in social practice, foreign language skills, information technology for at least 20,000 children and youths; mobilizing 100 young artists to participate in activities and organizing at least 10 artistic programs in five suburban districts, export processing zones and industrial zones. country; Building 50 civilized clean and beautiful, safe alley, 5 civilized, clean, safe apartments, upgrading and concreting 40 km of roads, rural alleys.


Translated by BQT