Young Hanoians engage in voluntary work in Vientiane
At the launching ceremony (Source: baomoi.com)
Forty young Hanoians
are going to carry out voluntary activities in Vientiane, Laos, as an
illustration of the youth’s efforts to nurture the friendship between Vietnam
The Hanoi municipal committee of the Ho Chi Minh
Communist Youth Union (CYU) and the Hanoi Youth Federation launched the
voluntary campaign in the capital city of Vietnam on August 15.
The campaign is held amid the 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties, 40 years of the signing of the
countries’ Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation, and 20 years of the singing of
a cooperation and friendship agreement between the Hanoi CYU Committee and the
Vientiane municipal committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union.
The 40 volunteers are doctors, nurses, experts
in livestock farming and outstanding university students in Hanoi.
During the 10-day campaign in Sikhottabong
district of Vientiane, they are set to give free medical check-ups and medicine
to 1,500 people, instruct locals to prevent diseases and accidents, and
transfer livestock farming techniques.
They will also visit disadvantaged families,
take part in cultural and sports activities with local residents, and present computers
and learning and sports equipment to young people in Vientiane.
This is the 10th straight year the
Hanoi CYU Committee and the Hanoi Youth Federation have organised voluntary
activities in Vientiane, aiming to foster exchanges and bilateral cooperation
in various spheres.-VNA