40 South Korean Youth Construct Homes for Underprivileged Individuals in Ben Tre Province

40 young people and volunteers from the Republic of Korea (RoK) are engaged in numerous meaningful volunteer activities in Ben Tre.

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A group of forty Korean youngsters and volunteers have funded and participated in the construction of four houses for the needy in Tan Thanh Binh commune, Mo Cay Bac district of the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, as reported by VNA.

From October 16-20, the group has been conducting volunteer activities in the area, including teaching Korean language to local children, as well as engaging in art, sports activities and traditional Vietnamese and Korean games, according to Phan Thanh Tre, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Youth Union and President of the Vietnam Youth Federation’s Ben Tre chapter.

40 RoK Youth Build Houses for Needy People in Ben Tre Province
At the handover ceremony. Photo: VNA

In addition to benefiting the local community, these activities have also helped strengthen bonds between young people from Vietnam and Korea, contributing to fostering friendship between the two countries,” said Tre.

Kang Seohyun, a volunteer from the Korean organization Dream School, shared that through this program, she and other group members had the opportunity to explore the culture of the Mekong Delta region. They were highly impressed with the local cuisine and the warmth of the people of Ben Tre. Kang expressed her hope for more opportunities to return to Vietnam for volunteer activities and to share their experiences with others in Korea.

40 RoK Youth Build Houses for Needy People in Ben Tre Province
40 RoK’s young people and volunteers provide financial support and labor days to build 4 houses for people with housing difficulties. Photo: VNA

As part of the program, the Dream School organization also presented 20 bicycles to students with outstanding academic performance at Tan Thanh Binh 1 Primary School.

On October 20, the group officially handed over the four houses to the local households.

40 RoK Youth Build Houses for Needy People in Ben Tre Province
Guiding students at Tan Thanh Binh 1 Primary School (Mo Cay Bac district) to learn Korean, exchange arts, physical training and sports, and play folk games. Photo: VNA

Meanwhile, in the northern port city of Hai Phong, World Vision Vietnam is collaborating with KB Securities to carry out the “Rainbow Class” project at Marie Curie High School on October 18.

The project aims to improve the facilities in classrooms, computer rooms, and foreign language rooms, as well as to expand the information technology equipment to support teaching and learning activities.

At the same time, KB Securities has also started the construction of an outdoor library and has added 1,500 high-quality books, creating a new learning space for young people.

40 RoK's Youth Build Houses for Needy People in Ben Tre Province
Opening of the computer room and foreign language room at Marie Curie High School in Hai Phong city.

Last week, World Vision Vietnam, in collaboration with Korea Securities & Investment Company (KIS) and KIM Vietnam Fund Management Co., Ltd, visited Binh Chanh District in Ho Chi Minh City to renovate the libraries of An Ha and Le Minh Xuan 3 Primary Schools.

The project aims to improve the school libraries, providing students with access to high-quality books, enhancing knowledge, and promoting active participation in school activities.

Hannah Nguyen