Nine students and two teachers from George School of the US ‘ Pennsylvania State are volunteering to do social activities in Vietnam ‘s capital city of Hanoi from June 11-29 as part of their school’s service project.
On June 12 in Hanoi , the George School delegation was received by Vice President of the Vietnam-US Society (VUS) Bui The Giang who expressed his hope that the visit will help the students understand more about Vietnam ‘s land, people and culture.
He briefed the delegation on Vietnam ‘s situation and the two countries’ relations in economics, trade and culture, as well as operations of the VUS and the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations in fostering the relationship between Vietnam ‘s people and others, including the US .
The students are arranged to enjoy home stay with local hosts and take part in such voluntary activities as cleaning and decorating houses, planting trees and gardening at the Vietnam Friendship Village in Hanoi where children victims of Agent Orange/dioxin are being cared.
They are scheduled to visit the Thang Long University, and SOS children’s village where orphans and children with disabilities are being raised and tour historical and cultural relic sites in Hanoi and some northern provinces.