A group of 40 young volunteers from Hanoi are organizing various social and community activities under the campaign “Hanoi youth join hands to reinforce friendship with Laos” in Xaythany district in Laos’ Vientiane capital from July 17-21.

The campaign is jointly held by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Hanoi, the Hanoi Youth Federation and the Youth Union of Vientiane.

The ceremony kicking off the campaign. Photo: vovgiaothong.vn

During their stay in Laos, the group, which comprises of doctors, agricultural experts and youth union activists, plans to provide free health exams and medicine to 1,000 locals in Xaythany in addition to offering guidelines on preventing epidemic diseases and accidents.

The youth will also transfer advanced technology in animal breeding and cultivation to locals while visiting and distributing presents to those in need.

They will share experience in youth union work and conduct cultural and sport exchanges with their Lao counterparts in the locality as well as organize training courses on accident prevention to children in a number of local kindergartens.

On the occasion, the group will also present school equipment worth over VND 1 billion (USD 45,860) to children in Vientiane.

Chairman of Xaythany District Chanthala Inthalasi said this is the fourth time Hanoi has sent young volunteers to the district. He praised the activities of the Vietnamese youth, which he said meet the practical needs of local people while helping tighten the special friendship between Vietnam and Laos.

Source: VNA