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​Ho Chi Minh City students make ‘banh chung’ for the disadvantaged

Tuesday, February 06, 2018, 17:27 GMT+7
The volunteers come not only from HCMC USSH, but also from other universities such as Ho Chi Minh City University of Law. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The volunteers come not only from HCMC USSH, but also from other universities such as Ho Chi Minh City University of Law. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A volunteer donates his blood. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A volunteer donates his blood. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Nguyen Thi Thu (middle, black cardigan) poses for a picture with the volunteers before the campaign begins. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Nguyen Thi Thu (middle, black cardigan) poses for a picture with the volunteers before the campaign begins. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The finished products were delivered to the disadvantaged on February 5. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The finished products were delivered to the disadvantaged on February 5. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A number of young volunteers were puzzled with the wooden kindling. “This is the first time we’ve had to kindle a fire. It felt like “the olden days” of our ancestors,” Nguyen Gia Bao (19, volunteer) said. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A number of young volunteers were puzzled with the wooden kindling. “This is the first time we’ve had to kindle a fire. It felt like “the olden days” of our ancestors,” Nguyen Gia Bao (19, volunteer) said. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A batch of banh chung is steamed in a big metal pot. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A batch of banh chung is steamed in a big metal pot. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A volunteer chops wood to boil water for steaming the cakes. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A volunteer chops wood to boil water for steaming the cakes. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The volunteers from HCMC USSH made over 500 cakes in total. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The volunteers from HCMC USSH made over 500 cakes in total. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Mary, 56, from the U.K, said the experience was eye-opening and meaningful. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Mary, 56, from the U.K, said the experience was eye-opening and meaningful. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A foreigner assists in making banh tet. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A foreigner assists in making banh tet. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Happy volunteers with their final batch of banh chung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Happy volunteers with their final batch of banh chung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Many students struggled as this was their first time making banh chung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Many students struggled as this was their first time making banh chung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
As well as banh chung, volunteers also made banh tet, a cylindrical glutinous rice cake and a southern counterpart to the northern banh chung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
As well as banh chung, volunteers also made banh tet, a cylindrical glutinous rice cake and a southern counterpart to the northern banh chung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A volunteer prepares the glutinous rice for banh chung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A volunteer prepares the glutinous rice for banh chung. Photo: Tuoi Tre
953 volunteers gathered at the HCMC USSH campus in District 1 to make 'banh chung' and deliver to disadvantaged people living in 24 districts of the city. Photo: Tuoi Tre
953 volunteers gathered at the HCMC USSH campus in District 1 to make 'banh chung' and deliver to disadvantaged people living in 24 districts of the city. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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