Young volunteers aid socio-economic growth

(VOVWORLD) - More than 2 million young people have taken part in volunteer movements over the past 25 years, according to a Sunday ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of Ho Chi Minh City’s Youth Union Summer Volunteer Campaigns.

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Volunteer movements attracts 2 million young people over the past 25 years.

The young volunteers have eliminated illiteracy for 29,000 people, planted more than 3 million trees, upgraded more than 600km of roads, and built or repaired 450 rural bridges, cultural houses, and schools. The movements have targeted the Central Highlands, the central coasts, border areas, and Laos and Cambodia.

“Our young volunteer campaigns have grown year after year, dedicating youthful strength to projects like building new rural areas, improving urban areas, and environmental protection. The young volunteers have formed close relationships with local people,” said Ngo Minh Hai, Vice Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union. 

This year, the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union was awarded the Labor Order, 3rd class.