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Volunteers keep supporting flood-hit victims

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:26 am




Volunteers keep supporting flood-hit victims


QĐND – Monday, December 20, 2010, 21:48 (GMT+7)

Ha Tinh Voluntary Compatriots Group has offered essentials to flood-hit victims in Central Vietnam.


Specifically, more than 10,000 items of clothing, over 4,000 schoolbooks and notebooks, noodles, VND 150 million in cash and other essential facilities, have been handed over to needy people in 4 communes of Hoa Hai, Thach Xuan, Thu Loc and Song Loc in Ha Tinh Province.


The presentation was under the program “Bringing warm winter to flood-hit areas” launched by Ha Tinh Voluntary Compatriots Group with 108 members.


Since the beginning of this year, the group has launched three programs to give assistance to their compatriots in the Central Province of Ha Tinh. Besides, they participated in the voluntary program, “Giving Strength during University Entrance Season 2010”, carried out in Hanoi.


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

Volunteers help people overcome aftermath of flooding

In Uncategorized on October 28, 2010 at 2:09 pm




Volunteers help people overcome aftermath of flooding


QĐND – Thursday, October 28, 2010, 20:45 (GMT+7)

Nearly 30,000 volunteers have taken part in various activities to help people in flood-stricken areas in the central province of Ha Tinh.


The provincial Youth Union has sent 85 groups of young volunteers, mainly students from the Vinh University, the Ha Tinh University and other colleges in the province, to clean up the environment in schools and clinics, and help local people return their lives to normal.


So far, the Union has handed over VND4.7 billion from donators to flood victims.


The organisation has also received an additional VND3 billion raised by youth unions to help people in flooded areas, and will send it to the victims as soon as possible.


Source: Tien Phong

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Volunteers pioneer in flooded areas

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 6:28 pm




Volunteers pioneer in flooded areas


QĐND – Thursday, October 14, 2010, 21:19 (GMT+7)

PANO – People in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh are struggling to resettle and stablise their lives and normal activities after the provinces were seriously hit by the recent floods. But they are not alone: voluntary youths are lending their helping hands to assist them in these efforts.


 


Five trucks loaded with relief aid, sent by Vietnam Youth Association’s Central Committee and Military Youth Committee from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, arrived in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh right after the flood receded.


Despite being tired after a one hundred-kilometre journey, the youths were gratified as the relief aid was handed out in time.


Boxes of instant noodles, dry provisions and drinking water were unloaded immediately and transferred to the worst-hit flood districts of Huong Khe and Vu Quang (Ha Tinh) and Bo Trach (Quang Binh).


The volunteer youths in blue shirts then quickly brought the aid door-to-door, and, after one week isolated by the floods, these families were quickly running out of food and drink. Therefore, the immediate relief aid, for them, were really necessary.


Within two days, 11 tons of dry provisions, 3,000 boxes of instant noodle and 1,200 boxes of bottled water were handed out to the people in many flooded localities in the two provinces.


With their great efforts, the volunteers managed to give the relief directly into the centre of the floods in Tan Hoa Commune, Minh Hoa District, Quang Binh Province.


The road to the commune was seriously damaged, preventing the trucks from travelling faster to the required area. However, with the timely assistance of the volunteers, the aid was delivered in time.


“You arrive in time. People here really need food and drinks,” said Cao Thanh Binh, Head of Tan Hoa Party Committee.


Meanwhile, Dinh Gia Tuyet, Secretary of Minh Hoa District Youth Union, said that nearly 1,000 young volunteers have been molilised to go to Tan Hoa to help the local people clean the environment and stabilise their lives.


Duc Linh, a Commune of Vu Quang District, Ha Tinh Province was also violently hit by the historic flood. During the flooded days, the most difficult things was to send relief aid directly to the people. Many hamlets in the commune are located close to Ngan Sau River and were isolated by the flood. As a result, to carry relief aids to the hamlets, many volunteers had to row boats for a long distance.


“There are always some members of the Commune Youth Union stationed at the Office of the Commune Committee to receive and transfer relief aid immediately to the families,” said Nguyen Xuan Thanh, Secretary of Duc Linh Commune Youth Union.


The Commune Youth Union also coordinated with other associations in the locality to support the local people to resettle. 200 of its members were mobilised to help the people repair their homes. They also planned to repair roads to schools when the flood is over.


When the flood level was rising in many localities in Quang Binh Province, many volunteers were mobilised together with the local soldiers to help evacuate people and their belongings to higher ground. Later on, when the water level reduced, they and students at university and colleges in Dong Hoi City headed to help the people overcome the consequences of the flood. Many youths just had no dry clothes while working hard from early morning until night fell.


In the upcoming time, youth unions in Quang Binh and Ha Tinh will continue their voluntary programs to help the people.


Ho An Phong, Secretary of Quang Binh Youth Union said: “We will continue to mobilise youths and voluntary students to repair roads and houses for the people”.


“When the flood is completely over, we will help the people to farm short-term crops to stabilise their lives,” he added.


Ha Van Hung, Secretary of Ha Tinh Youth Union said that, by October 13th, 6,000 volunteers had been mobilised to help the people province-wide.


“Our union will send voluntary teams to the flooded areas to clean the environment, provide health checks and medical treatment for people as well as raising funds to support them,” he said.

Translated by Ngoc Hung

Source: QDND

Vietnamese youth volunteers visit remote areas of Laos

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm

36 youth volunteers including doctors of the “Pink holiday” and students of the “Green Summer Voluntary Campaign” overcame many difficulties to visit the K’Tu people in the remote commune of Ta Lang Ta, in Sekong Province’s Dak Chung District of Laos from August 2 to 4.

Volunteers take car got bogged down on the muddy road. (Photo; Sggp)

The Ta Lang Ta commune is located along the Laos-Vietnam border, on the Truong Son range, 1,600 meters above sea level.

The youth volunteer delegation spent nearly one day traveling in six pick-up trucks to cross the difficult to access mountainous area, full of obstacles, with bendy roads, thick forest, abysses and 45-degree slopes.

They spent a night in all-terrain vehicles in a cemetery of the K’Tu people and were exhausted from the long hard trip.

They also tried to take cars, which got bogged down on the muddy road during the trip.

At last they arrived at the commune set in a green valley, along a fresh stream.

The delegation offered gifs to 1,200 K’Tu people in the Ta Lang Ta, Tang Doi, Tang Tun, Tang Ka Lo, Dak Lay and A Jun communes, in Dak Chung District.

Source: SGGP

Volunteers help local people in overcoming flood aftermath

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 3:53 am




Volunteers help local people in overcoming flood aftermath


QĐND – Saturday, October 09, 2010, 20:59 (GMT+7)

More than 2,500 groups of volunteers from seven districts and Dong Hoi city in Quang Binh province today went to localities worst hit by the recent historical flood to assist local people to overcome the aftermath.


They helped clean schools and rearrange classroms, now ready for students to resume studying after a week off, and repaired houses of local people so that they could soon stabilize their personal life and production.


Source: TTO


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

Vietnamese youth volunteers visit remote areas of Laos

In Uncategorized on August 9, 2010 at 11:23 am

36 youth volunteers including doctors of the “Pink holiday” and students of the “Green Summer Voluntary Campaign” overcame many difficulties to visit the K’Tu people in the remote commune of Ta Lang Ta, in Sekong Province’s Dak Chung District of Laos from August 2 to 4.

Volunteers take car got bogged down on the muddy road. (Photo; Sggp)

The Ta Lang Ta commune is located along the Laos-Vietnam border, on the Truong Son range, 1,600 meters above sea level.

The youth volunteer delegation spent nearly one day traveling in six pick-up trucks to cross the difficult to access mountainous area, full of obstacles, with bendy roads, thick forest, abysses and 45-degree slopes.

They spent a night in all-terrain vehicles in a cemetery of the K’Tu people and were exhausted from the long hard trip.

They also tried to take cars, which got bogged down on the muddy road during the trip.

At last they arrived at the commune set in a green valley, along a fresh stream.

The delegation offered gifs to 1,200 K’Tu people in the Ta Lang Ta, Tang Doi, Tang Tun, Tang Ka Lo, Dak Lay and A Jun communes, in Dak Chung District.

Source: SGGP

Student volunteers help extinguish a fire in Thanh Hoa

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2010 at 7:19 pm




Student volunteers help extinguish a fire in Thanh Hoa


QĐND – Friday, July 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

PANO – 30 student volunteers from the Ham Rong Voluntary Group have joined forces with soldiers, civil defence force, and local citizens in putting out a fire in Linh Truong pine forest in Hoang Yen Commune, Hoang Hoa District, Thanh Hoa Province.


After two hours fighting the blaze, the volunteers successfully saved 75 hectares out of 90 hectares of the pine forest.


Moreover, these volunteers distributed nearly 1,000 documents related to forest protection and birth-control to local people.  


They also helped local people clean up village roads and dredge ditches. Additionally, in response to their call, local and neighbouring provincial benefactors granted 30 scholarships, each worth VND 100,000, and 10 gifts to students with adversity and the families of wounded soldiers and martyrs.


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

Volunteers in Laos celebrate Hanoi’s millennial anniversary

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2010 at 3:22 pm




Volunteers in Laos celebrate Hanoi’s millennial anniversary


QĐND – Saturday, July 24, 2010, 21:38 (GMT+7)

The Young Volunteer’s Green Summer Campaign 2010 launched by Hanoi’s Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union in Hatsaiphong district, Vientiane, Laos from July 19-24 has concluded successfully.


Nguyen Hong Dan, Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Union and Chairman of the Hanoi Youth Association, said that the campaign aimed to promote friendship between Hanoi and Vientiane Youth Unions and mark the 1,000 anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.


The campaign provided free health check-ups and medicines for 1,000 people and presented gifts to beneficiary and disadvantaged families. The Hanoi Union and the Vientiane Union built a club for Phothon school, a joint project between the two capitals to celebrate Hanoi’s millennial anniversary.


The Hanoi Union took part in cultural and sports activities and exchanged experiences with the Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union.


This is the fourth successive year that the Hanoi Union has organised voluntary activities in Vientiane.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Youth volunteers awarded Gold Star for national service

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 12:47 pm

State President Nguyen Minh Triet pinned the Order of the Gold Star to the flag of the youth volunteers on July 14 in a meeting to mark the force’s 60th anniversary.

President Nguyen Minh Triet presents the Gold Star Order during the VN Voluntary Youth Force’s meeting. (Photo:VNA)


Triet said that the award was in recognition of the great contribution to national construction and defense that the youth volunteers have made.


“The founding and history of the Vietnam youth volunteers’ forces are associated with milestone events in the nation’s glorious history, such as the wars of resistance, the victory at Dien Bien Phu, the struggles for national salvation and reunification and the movement for building new settlements,” said the State leader.


He reiterated that the Party and State have paid a lot attention to updating policies and regulations on social welfare in favor of the youth volunteers to improve their living conditions.


Triet hailed the Ex-Youth Volunteers’ Association as a bridge that has spanned different generations of veterans to help each other in life and work together with reducing poverty.


He urged the association to uphold the force’s tradition from generation to generation in an effort to safeguard the country and contribute to building a prosperous and powerful Vietnam.


Also present at the celebrations was the Vice Chairman of the National Assembly, Nguyen Duc Kien, who awarded the youth volunteers’ force in the battle of Dien Bien Phu and the youth volunteer force codenamed K-53 with the title People’s Armed Forces Hero.


The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union took the opportunity to confer certificates of merits on 60 individuals including ex-youth volunteers, who fulfilled their missions during the wars and volunteers during the new era of development for their great achievements in the movement to “Study and work following Ho Chi Minh’s Moral Example”.


The meeting on the morning of July 14 was also attended by the former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Le Kha Phieu, CPV Politburo member and Hanoi Party Secretary Pham Quang Nghi as well as 1,000 youth volunteers and veterans.


On July 15, 60 years ago, the first youth volunteers’ force was founded to provide logistical services for the war under the decision of the then President Ho Chi Minh.

Source: SGGP

Young volunteers join Hanoi’s millennium anniversary

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2010 at 8:25 pm




Young volunteers join Hanoi’s millennium anniversary


QĐND – Sunday, June 20, 2010, 22:26 (GMT+7)

Around 1,000 youth volunteers will be selected to take part in the grand celebration of the 1,000th year of Thang Long-Hanoi, said Hanoi’s Youth Union at the ceremony introducing the 2010 Youth Summer Volunteer Campaign on June 19.


The volunteers will act as tourist guides, engage in environmental protection, ensure public transport safety, and provide medical care. So far, around 10,000 young people have registered for the grand celebration.


Volunteers will also participate in sprucing up urban areas this summer by cleaning polluted areas, and removing illegal advertisements.


They are expected to participate in activities around the upcoming university entrance exam. More than 7,000 volunteers are expected to get involved in these activities at bus and railway stations.


Currently, the Youth Union and the Hanoi Student Association have asked provincial youth unions to provide them with a list of students, especially outstanding students living in difficult circumstances for timely support.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND