A souvenir photograph with children at Huu Lap Primary School

After 200 kilometres crossing dangerous mountain passes, volunteer teachers and students reach Tuong Duong District at noon. A quick meeting with representatives of Tuong Duong District is held and MA. Le Minh Giang, Vice Secretary of Vinh University’s Youth Union, talks on behalf of Vinh University and gives charity fund collected from Vinh University’s staff and students.

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MA. Le Minh Giang - Vice Secretary of Vinh University’s Youth Union, gives charity fund


The group of volunteers leave Tuong Duong District for Ky Son District just after the meeting. This remote border area of Nghe An Province has witnessed a terrible cold temperature, which negatively affected people’s life, notably that of the poor. The group comes to Huu Lap Primary School and is welcomed with hospitality and eagerness by teachers and children. The children sing for the warm heart of volunteers under a severe cold temperature. On this occasion, the group gives 50 coats to 50 poor children to face the hard winter.

MA. Le Minh Giang - Vice Secretary of Vinh University’s Youth Union, and Mrs. Phan Thi Quynh Trang give gifts to children at Huu Lap Primary School


A souvenir photograph with children at Huu Lap Primary School

The next destination of the group is Bao Nam Boarding School in Ky Son District. Mr. Xa Thi Xi, secretary of Ky Son District’s Youth Union welcomes the group and show how difficult the road to school which children should pass. Some teaching students from Vinh University joining the group are questioned on their aspirations to work in this remote area, they laugh and share their willingness to go here after graduation. At the end of the meeting, the volunteer group gives 100 coats to children of Bao Nam Boarding School.          

The volunteer group gives 100 coats to children of Bao Nam Boarding School


        

On the way back to the city, members of volunteering group joyfully sing together, which shows their happiness to have done a good thing for the community.

Written by Phan Thi Quynh Trang
Translation by Nguyen Hai