Special summer for Binh Duong children

(VOVWORLD) - Summer is the most-awaited time for many families, especially children with lots of plans for the long holiday following the academic year. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the southern province of Binh Duong has found some new ways for children to enjoy a safe summer holiday. 

Binh Duong has 500,000 children. Many of them are the children of workers working temporarily in the province. This summer, local authorities have organized several programs for children that take into account the ongoing pandemic. Binh Duong’s library has gone online, created videos to introduce new books, and organized a book review writing contest.

“We have a digital transformation plan for long-term development. This plan includes setting up an online library, applying IT, and training human resources to manage and operate the new system,” said Mr. Nguyen Van Hue, the library’s director.

Special summer for Binh Duong children  - ảnh 1The Binh Duong provincial Children’s House’s online weekend playgrounds attract lots of kids. (Photo: VOV)

On its fan page, the provincial Children’s House livestreams programs that teach children how to avoid accidents, injuries, and abuse. Its online weekend playgrounds are attracting lots of kids, according to Mr. Nguyen Phan Thai Anh, head of the Children’s House.

“With those programs, we hope to give the children an enjoyable and meaningful summer despite the pandemic. The children have a good time and learn a lot from our programs,” said Anh.

Travel restrictions due to COVID-19 have created an opportunity for family get-togethers at home. Ms. Le Thi Bich Phuong of Thu Dau Mot city, says she’s happy to see her children, nieces, and nephews playing together.

“They play and also do simple housework together. They are all very happy,” said Phuong.

Special summer for Binh Duong children  - ảnh 2Children in Binh Duong are engaged in many activities at home. (Photo: VOV) 

Ms. Le Thi Thanh of Thu Dau Mot city is spending time this summer reading and playing games with her children. 

“After months of COVID-19 restrictions, my children have become familiar with staying at home and helping their parents with the housework. We’re getting to know them better,” said Thanh.

Youth Union organizations in Binh Duong have mobilized resources to build new recreational facilities  to help local children enjoy their summer holiday.