On July 16, Vietnamese voluntary students started to take part in making Tomsk in Russia, more beautiful.
Overseas Vietnamese students are selling noodle soup to raise funds for charity
Deputy Mayor Alexei Sevostyanov talked over the Interfax on July 16, 2012.
“Ten Vietnamese students have joined in the voluntary student group named “Orion”,” Mr Alexei Sevostyanov said. “The group of Vietnamese students includes eight boys and two girls. They will participate in cleaning waste, cutting grass, repairing fence and cleaning parks to improve the image of the city.
The Deputy Mayor said that the Vietnamese students from Tomsk Polytechnic University had made the suggestion and the administration of the city agreed. Like other members of voluntary student group, Vietnamese students all wear uniform with the symbol of the city’s student group and they are also granted rations. In addition, each foreign student can be supported with a maximum of 12,000 Rubles per month when undertaking this work. The city’s administration allows the Vietnamese student to do this work until August 31st.
Previously, voluntary students working on construction sites around the Soviet Union during their summer holidays, were common.
Recently, voluntary student movements in the Russian Federation are developing strongly. Voluntary students, unskilled workers, only do temporary work over a short time for very little payment, but their working spirit cannot be criticized. After such labouring summer holidays, they all gain precious life experience and interesting memories. More importantly, this is pride when they have made their contribution and been helpful to society./.