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Vietnamese boy carrying forest bamboo shoot to support Da Nang, COVID-19 hotspot

10:12 | 24/08/2020

The image of Ho Anh Khiet, 8, a poor kid from Ca Dong ethnic group (Quang Nam) carrying bamboo shoot to support Da Nang, Vietnam’s COVID-19 hotspot has quickly circulated on the Internet and received lots of praise.

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vietnamese boy carrying forest bamboo shoot to support da nang covid 19 hotspot
Photo: Nguoi Lao Dong

The picture was taken by the young teacher Nguyen Tran Vy showing the boy is barefoot on the muddy mountainous road, bearing bamboo shoot to present the quarantined in Da Nang, Nguoi Lao Dong reported.

vietnamese boy carrying forest bamboo shoot to support da nang covid 19 hotspot
Photo: Nguoi Lao Dong

Khiet lives with his parents and younger brother in a small house on the hillside in Nam Tra My District, one of 62 poorest districts in Vietnam. Khiet’s father has spinal degeneration, cannot do heavy work. Every day, after school, he follows his mother to go to the fields for collecting vegetables to earn some money.

vietnamese boy carrying forest bamboo shoot to support da nang covid 19 hotspot
Khiet and his younger brother enjoy special gifts from teacher Vy Photo: Nguoi Lao Dong

Respecting Khiet’s kind heart, the teacher and his friends gave him special gifts namely a roast duck, cake, and milk that are common for urban children but luxury for remote ethnic ones.

vietnamese boy carrying forest bamboo shoot to support da nang covid 19 hotspot
They have a delicious meal Photo: Nguoi Lao Dong

Previously, Nam Tra My District called for donation with the motto “Heading to the plain, sharing the love”. Consequently, after just a few days, ethnic people have donated a total of 9 tons of vegetables and fruits to Da Nang City, mainly local products such as green tea, bananas, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, papaya, etc.

vietnamese boy carrying forest bamboo shoot to support da nang covid 19 hotspot
Photo: VOV

People continue picking up vegetables to prepare for the second shipment down to the plain of Quang Nam on August 27. There are even elderly people also taking part in the campaign, according to VOV.

vietnamese boy carrying forest bamboo shoot to support da nang covid 19 hotspot
Photo: VOV
vietnamese boy carrying forest bamboo shoot to support da nang covid 19 hotspot
The vegetables are carefully packed before sending to the plain Photo: VOV

According to Tran Dang Vinh, Head of the Volunteer Group in Da Nang, ten trucks constantly transport goods to gather at the Da Nang Municipal Youth Union, and then they are distributed to the quarantine facilities, hospitals, and medical centers.

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