Hanoi hosts Global Volunteering Day 2018

Monday, 2018-05-21 10:50:58
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Following the success of the seven previous events, the eighth Global Volunteering Day 2018 returns on a larger scale, with the participation of both domestic and international youngsters and volunteers.
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NDO – The eighth Global Volunteering Day 2018 programme took place in Hanoi on May 20, gathering a large number of both domestic and international youngsters and volunteers, as well as representatives from international organisations and local community clubs.

Hosted by the NGO Volunteers for Peace Vietnam (VPV) Club, in coordination with the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies and the Embassy of Ireland in Vietnam, this year’s event featured activities centred around the theme of “Inequality: In or Out?”

It is an annual activity by the VPV Club, which aims to create a space for cultural exchanges between Vietnamese and international youths, as well as volunteer exchange opportunities both inside and outside the country, thereby contributing to raising the youth’s awareness on social issues.

According to the organisers, the entire revenue collected at the 2018 Global Volunteering Day will be used for future community activities by the VPV Club.

Winners of a writing contest on the 2018 Global Volunteering Day’s theme announced at the event.

A performance by young foreign people at the programme.

Youths convey messages related to inequality at the event.

The programme offers a chance for young people to explore themselves and experience the different cultures around the world.

Learning to play traditional instruments from Myanmar.

Joining in folk games at the booths of different countries at the event.

A foreign volunteer learns to play a traditional Vietnamese game.

Enjoying traditional pastries from France.

The Mongolian booth attracts the attention of young people.

The programme also offers an opportunity for young people to meet new friends and enroll for volunteer programmes this summer.