Volunteering day calls for youth’s actions against climate change

The Global Volunteering Day 2019 took place in Hanoi on September 29, calling on the young to join hands in dealing with climate change. The annual event was organised by the Volunteers for Peace Vietnam (VPV) and the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS), with the support of the Irish Aid and the UN Development Programme in Vietnam.

Aside from promoting the public’s attention to environmental and climate change issues, the day also raised money for a child-friendly school project implemented by the VPV Club, the CSDS and the Sao Bien (Starfish) – an Austrian non-governmental organisation.  This project aims to provide basic educational infrastructure, like school facilities, clean water and playgrounds with equipment made from recycled materials, for disadvantaged areas, thus helping achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 – quality education.

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