Summer camp marks 15th year of connecting young overseas Vietnamese

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(VOVWORLD) - The Vietnam Summer Camp 2018 will take place in various localities in Vietnam during the next 5 days, connecting Vietnamese youngsters living here and overseas.

Themed “15 years – Joining hands for a great circle of Vietnam”, the summer camp aims to enhance young expatriates’ connectivity with the homeland. It will help them learn about Vietnam’s culture, history and patriotic traditions while creating an opportunity for them to improve their Vietnamese language skills.

This year’s camp will be attended by about 120 young Vietnamese aged 16 to 24 from 29 countries, according to the State Commission on Overseas Vietnamese Affairs.

It will involve activities in 11 different localities, including an opening ceremony at the Temple of the Hung Kings in Phu Tho province, a closing ceremony in Buon Ma Thuot city in Dak Lak province, and visits to historical and cultural relic sites in Hanoi and the provinces of Ninh Binh, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Kon Tum, and Dak Lak. Participants will take part in charitable activities in Nghe An and Quang Nam and cultural exchanges between domestic youths and overseas entrepreneurs.

"The younger generations of overseas Vietnamese have good feelings toward their fatherland. Dozens of kids from my city have joined the Summer Camp in Vietnam. They really enjoyed the activities. My children also came to the camp and are learning about their roots.", said Dieu Nhat Hung, an overseas Vietnamese who lives in Toronto, Canada.

Since 2004, the Vietnam Summer Camp has received approximately 2,000 young people from more than 30 countries and territories.