A summer camp for 60 young expats kicked off on July 15 in Ho Chi Minh City.
The participants of the summer camp pose for a group photo in front of the Nha Rong Wharf
The camp, the 14th of its kind, isarranged by the HCM City Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs and themunicipal chapter of the HCM Communist Youth Union (HCYU).
While in Vietnam, the young expats fromCambodia, Laos, Thailand, the US, Russia, the Czech Republic and Canada, amongothers, and members of the HCYU, will join in various activities in HCM Cityand the southern province of Kien Giang.
They are scheduled to pay visits totourist attractions and historical sites; explore traditional arts and musicand a craft village in Kien Giang.
Speaking at the opening ceremony,vice head of the HCM City Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs and head ofthe organising board Vo Thanh Chat said the summer camp helps Vietnamese expatsacross the world share their sentiments and connect with each other.
For her part, Ngo Hoang Tra My, whois currently studying in the US, said that she has taken part in the summercamp for the third time. The camp is truly a platform for young expats from allover the world to gain more necessary life skills for their future, she added.
After the ceremony, the participantspaid respect to President Ho Chi Minh at his museum in Nha Rong Wharf, where he boarded a ship to go overseas toseek a way to liberate the Vietnamese people.
The closing ceremony of the summercamp is set to take place in Phu Quoc island district of Kien Giang on July 18.-VNA