70 million turns of youth have participated in volunteer activities for the last 20 years

"The works that you build for the locality may not last forever, but the tears rolling down, the tight hug that local people and children give you would be precious memories following you throughout your life ".

Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh talked to more than 2,500 outstanding members of the Youth Union, who represent millions of youth volunteers nationwide at the 20th Anniversary of the Summer Youth Volunteer Campaign.

The 20th Anniversary of the Summer Youth Volunteer Campaign
The 20th Anniversary of the Summer Youth Volunteer Campaign

The Anniversary was organized by the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) at HCMC  Youth Cultural House in the evening of August 17th. Launched in early June in Bac Kan province, the theme of this year's campaign was proposed by the Central Committee as "Youth volunteers for the community".

Evaluating the outcomes of 20 years of continuous volunteer campaign, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh recognized and highly appreciated the great achievements of the campaign in contributing to the implementation of strategic objectives in socio-economic development that the Party and the Government had directed.

Mr. Vo Van Thuong  and Mrs. Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh presentd state-level awards to collectives at the Anniversary
Mr. Vo Van Thuong and Mrs. Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh presentd state-level awards to collectives at the Anniversary

Over the last 20 years, nearly 70 million turns of youth have participated in the summer volunteer campaign. 672,724 youth works at all levels were achieved with a total value of over 3,982 billion VND.

Since 2000, there have been 287,190 km of rural roads repaired and renewed with a total value of VND 1,457 billion. 67,431 houses were newly built, 182,279 houses were repaired by youth volunteer teams with a total value of more than 955 billion VND.

"Those great achievements have been incorporated into the great achievement of the country. That will be unforgettable imprints upon the youth volunteer"

Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh

4,717,338 children with difficult circumstances were supported; 200,000 playgrounds for children were repaired and built. 44,805 war martyrs' cemeteries were cleaned and repaired; over 1.1 million families were supported with a total value of over 327 billion VND ...

With 17,565 young people and Youth Union members, 477 teams participated in volunteer activities in Laos, the Kingdom of Cambodia. The international volunteer team of the campaign has  achieved great results as well.

According to Mr. Le Quoc Phong - Alternate member of the Party Central Committee, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the HCYU, Chairman of Vietnam Youth Federation, the effectiveness of campaigns focusing on youth groups will be the choice for volunteer campaigns in the future.

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh awarded certificates of merit from the Prime Minister to units and individuals with outstanding achievements
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh awarded certificates of merit from the Prime Minister
to units and individuals with outstanding achievements

The targets for this Summer Youth Volunteer Campaign are 93 poor districts, 6 youth islands, and Communes in border districts along Ho Chi Minh Road and Laos and Cambodia.

Mr. Le Quoc Phong also said that the next phase of volunteer activities demand more creativity to sufficiently contribute values to the society.

Mr. Le Quoc Phong also expressed his gratitude to millions of youth volunteers in the last 20 years, who have overcome hardship to make a lasting vitality and strong development.

The Anniversary has also awarded 8 third-class Medals of Labor to 8 collectives and 20 certificates of merit from the Prime Minister to 20 outstanding collectives and individuals in the Summer Youth Volunteer Campaigns.

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