The campaign ‘Pink Summer Vacation 2018’ was officially launched yesterday at the HCMC’s Children Center. Taking part in the campaign are 3,000 members of the Communist Youth Union of HCMC. This is the campaign to celebrate the 25th anniversary (1994 – 2018) of voluntary summer campaigns of the city. The campaign this year focuses on activities to help residents in remote areas, including constructing charity houses for poor people, improving 6 rural routes with concrete, delivering 12 scholarships and 50 presents to families under preferential treatment policy, gifting new textbooks and notebooks to poor children, organizing arts shows, performing medical examination and delivering medicine for 1,500 residents, donating 500 units of blood. Right after the launching ceremony, participants began their first task of improving the route in Group 1 of Hamlet 3 and open the rural road in Group 18, Hamlet 1 of An Phu Tay Commune in Binh Chanh District. … [Read more...] about ‘Pink Summer Vacation 2018’ aims at helping remote areas
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The scholarships were presented at a ceremony reviewing the program “Accompanying Vietnamese start-up youths” in Hanoi on May 31. Permanent Deputy Chairwoman of the federation’s Central Committee Nguyen Thi Thu Van said the program aims to promote the start-up ecosystem and innovations in Vietnam through the provision of scholarships for outstanding students. At the ceremony reviewing the program "Accompanying Vietnamese start-up youths" Hoang Hau Phuong Dong (born in 1995), one of the three winners, had the idea of helping low-income people enjoy vacations with their beloved people through the hire-purchase system with travel companies. Meanwhile, Nguyen Thi Quynh Nga (born in 1995) had an idea of building a training center for workers in different sectors to improve quality of human resources. Hoang Tam Anh (born in 1996) presented a project supporting people with disabilities and those from needy backgrounds in connecting with businesses. The … [Read more...] about Scholarships for Vietnamese students with excellent start-up ideas
In football crazy Vietnam, growing affluence is propelling a prodigious number of people looking to vacation in Russia during the World Cup season. They are willing to brave the higher tour prices and stiff ticket prices for World Cup matches, especially the quarters, semis and final, footing bills that could run into five figures in U.S. dollars. Some travel agents have reported a hike of 20-25 percent in the number of local customers booking tours to Russia during the World Cup season slated for June 14-July 15. Leading tourism company Vietravel said more than 500 local customers have booked tour packages for watching World Cup games in Russia this year. This is a 300 percent boost over the same period last year. Meanwhile, tour operators like Fiditour and Hanoitourist have reported that the number of customers booking tours to Russia during the World Cup is 20-25 percent higher than last year. Fiditour has in fact stopped accepting more bookings for this tour package since late … [Read more...] about Legions of Vietnamese fans foot big bills for World Cup vacation in Russia
Viet Nam News by Bích Hường In a business-as-usual scenario, the world’s oceans could contain one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastic than fish [by weight]. The numbers in a report launched at the World Economic Forum 2016 crossed my mind again when I saw images of trash abandoned at beaches and other tourist attractions that went viral on internet after recent public holidays on April 30 and May 1. More similar images are likely to come as Vietnamese enter the peak time of holiday season – summer. When students have a long break, people flock to beaches and tourist destinations. It’s a given that people are disappointed to spend their holidays in places that are filled or surrounded by ice cream sticks, wrappers, cans, water bottles and food waste. The trash not only damages the sight of the tourist areas, but also poses a high risk of environmental pollution to the locality if it is not treated … [Read more...] about Who wants a vacation to a trash filled beach?
Viet Nam News by Nguyễn Khánh Chi A recent lunch date with my old friends from university turned into a stirring round-table discussion when one friend proposed that we all make a plan to travel together. As we envisioned a change of pace, time together and the chance to explore, everyone seemed excited—but one woman looked a bit concerned. “Does that mean we leave our kids and husband at home?” she asked in a low voice. “Yes!” “Yep!” “Why not?” the others jumped in. Vietnamese traditional family values dating back to the feudal period stipulate that housework is women’s responsibility. This view is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it leads to celebrations of Vietnamese women’s dedication and hard work for their families. On the other, it punishes Vietnamese women who dare to assert some purpose or passion in life outside of their home. The persistence of this view makes it hard for many women to … [Read more...] about Women take a break from family for travel: Why not?
Foreigners answer a call for submissions made by Tuoi Tre News on how best to help those who suffer from depression following several heart-wrenching mental illness-related incidents led by late treatment. Take care of your loved ones In my opinion, involving the family with helping their loved ones is a basic solution for preventing depression. Once depression does happen, the impacts can be unexpected. To prevent it, we should show care and love to our family members, friends, colleagues, and coworkers by supporting them, listening to them, and giving them a hand when they are in need. People should promise themselves that they will not leave their loved ones alone. Love among family members can protect against anxiety and depression. Tanasak Phosrikun in a photo he supplied to Tuoi Tre News In Thailand’s daily newspapers, I see that depression has led to such tragedies as violence between husbands and wives when one is jealous of the other or during a divorce … [Read more...] about Foreigners share ideas on helping those suffering depression
South Korea will seek discussions on resuming reunions of separated families at this week's inter-Korean talks, Seoul's top delegate said Monday, as the North trumpeted the importance of achieving reunification. The two Koreas agreed last week to hold their first official dialogue in more than two years and will meet Tuesday at the truce village of Panmunjom.The talks will largely focus on the North's participation in next month's Winter Olympics in the South, but the two sides are expected to also bring up their own issues of interest."We will prepare for discussions on the issue of separated families and ways to ease military tensions," Unification Minister Cho Myoung-Gyon told reporters, according to the Yonhap News Agency.Because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice rather than a formal peace treaty, the two Koreas remain technically at war.Tensions soared last year as the North made rapid progress on its banned weapons programmes, launching ballistic missiles it said … [Read more...] about Seoul seeks to put family reunions on N. Korea talks agenda
They stand tall and unassuming, so much a part of their daily landscape for such a long time that their presence is taken for granted by the people whose yards and gardens they occupy. But when strangers come, see them, and offer VND500 million (US$ 27,046) for each, you cannot help but sit up and take note. This is what happened to Le Van Thuong of Nghe An Province who has five big old thi (decandrous persimmon) trees in his yard in Village 2 of Nghi Loc District’s Nghi Thinh Commune. It is not known exactly when the old trees were planted; but the rough barks and big hollows in the tree trunks impress ornamental tree experts. The foot of the biggest tree is more than six meters in circumference and the circumference of the foot of the smallest of the five trees is almost five meters. Despite the rough barks, the 10- meter-high trees have green leaves all year round and produce lots of fruit in season.Hanoi (last year) offered such a high price ($27,046 per tree).” … [Read more...] about Family trees are not collectors’ items
Destinations TST Tourist (Tourist Service and Trading Corporation): Da Nang-Hoi An-Hue-Paradise CaveStart Date: December 20, 2017 (5 days 4 nights)Price: VND7,580,000 (US$333)The tour takes visitors to Thuan Phuoc Bridge on Han River, Monkey Mountain, Linh Ung Pagoda, one of the most breathtaking beaches on the planet according to the Forbes magazine, the My Khe beach, and the Sun Wheel. Visitors can see the Ba Na chain bridge, the Nui Chua National Park at the height of 1,487 metres above sea level, the Non Nuoc sculpture craft village, and century old houses in Hoi An. The tour includes also Hue’s Royal Palace, Thien Mu Pagoda, Paradise Cave, the longest in Asia, and the Phong Nha Cave. Viettravel: Can Tho-Soc Trang-Bac Lieu-Ca MauStart Date: December 21, 2017 (4 days)Price: VND6,350,000 (US$279)The tour takes visitors to Southern monastery, the largest pagoda in the Mekong delta, Cai Rang floating market, Ma Toc Pagoda, Clay Pagoda, Tac Say Church, teacher Phan Ngoc … [Read more...] about Awesome vacations, holiday revelry
Assuming the dual role of pursuing undergraduate studies in Quang Tri Province and supporting her family, Tran Thi Loan manages to maintain a shining academic record.The Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry senior has been acting as her family’s sole breadwinner since the sudden death of her father's last year, caring for her ill mother and four younger, school-aged siblings.“As the elder sister, if I succumb to adversity, I will very likely generate despondency amongst my family. This I can't accept,” she said.The prospect that her brothers and sisters might leave school due to the family’s poverty is a fate she is unwilling to shoulder. To cover her personal expenses and the children's tuition fees, Loan spends her spare time and entire summer vacation working to provide for the family.Her employment ranges widely, from weeding to harvesting mung beans in isolated plantations more than 60 miles from home, the latter earning her VND150,000 ($7) … [Read more...] about Female Vietnamese student shoulders family’s financial burden Info Alert Alert Chia sẻ bài viết qua e-mail