Summer camp unites Indochinese children Posted: Aug 20,2010
As many as 190 school children from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia flocked to a summer camp in Ho Chi Minh City on August 10.
The camp aims to encourage children to follow Vietnam President Ho Chi Minh’s teachings, focusing on unity, passion for study, a strong work ethic, courtesy and honesty as shown in the names of the participants’ five teams.
During their three-day camp in the city named after President Ho Chi Minh, the children will pay a floral tribute to the late president at his museum and visit the Nha Rong Wharf, where he left the country to begin his cause for national salvation.
They will also be shown around the Museum of War Relics, the VietnamHistoryMuseum and the former revolutionary base in Can Gio district.
Campers are also scheduled to hold an art exchange with local children, watch water puppetry, go on a trip to Cu Chi district (called SteelLand) and enjoy entertainments in Dam Sen park.
The summer camp is one of a series of events hosted by Ho Chi Minh City programme to highlight Vietnam’s role as the Chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2010.
The event is expected to promote caring and sharing attitudes among children from seven provinces in the three countries, namely Vientiane (capital), Champasak and Attapeu provinces in Laos, Phnom Penh (capital), Rattanak Kiri and Stung Treng provinces in Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam.