HCM City restarts summer activities for children after COVID-19 | Company
City of HCM (NAV) – Various activities and camps in Ho Chi Minh City are bouncing back to entertain and educate children this summer, after a long hiatus due to the COVID-19[feminine] pandemic.
Local Southern Youth Center (SYC) has resumed its life skills classes for children since June, attracting the participation of more than 1,000 students. About 100 learners were expected to join the first eight-day course starting June 12 and taking place in Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Vung Tau and Ho Chi Minh City. They must be trained to develop disciplinary habits as well as independent and adaptive skills. life skills so that they can take care of themselves and know how to deal with dangerous everyday situations.
Also in June, the An Nhien Center for Life Skills and Experiential Tourism launched its first summer program titled “Canh dong bat tan” (the endless field). Located in the neighboring province of Long An, it offers a series of enticing activities such as firefly hunting, water lily picking, cycling, swimming, canoeing, exploring the film set and visiting an essential oil processing plant.
A representative of the center, Nguyen Quoc Viet, said the facility aims to help children experience nature in rural areas, thereby having a richer and more diverse outlook on life.
At the same time, since mid-May, the municipal children’s home has opened classes in martial arts, painting, music, modern dance, crafts, robotics and modelling. Their fees range from 400,000 to 1 million VND (17.23 to 43.08 USD), which are affordable for most urban families.
English lessons are a key activity for many children during the summer, with popular organizations in the city like the Vietnam-USA Society English Centers (VUS) and ILA offering a myriad of activities aimed at children. children aged 4 to 16.
In addition to life skills, English, and military classes, those that teach kids to swim are also on parents’ radar. Vietnam has reduced the number of child drowning cases by 100 every year since 2016. Although this may seem like an encouraging result at first, the fact remains that drowning is still one of the leading causes of death. of children in the country.
Nguyen Manh Ha, a resident of Thu Duc town, signed up his son for a two-month swimming lesson, expecting the eighth-grader to swim properly and know how to handle drowning others on sight.
Ha said that when children see their friends being swept away, many immediately jump into the water to rescue and end up in trouble. Therefore, rescuing a drowning person also requires skill, he noted.
Nguyen Kien Toan, division manager at Phu Nhuan District Fitness and Sports Center, said swimming is a sport for health as it improves respiratory efficiency, which can solve some post-COVID-19 problems. in children.
According to Toan, his center runs drowning prevention classes for children and plans to work with a number of local schools to hold a swimming festival in August.
From a professional point of view, Le Minh Huan, a senior lecturer at the Department of Psychology of Ho Chi Minh City University of Education (HCMUE), said that summer holidays are important for children learn new skills, refresh their energy and prepare their minds for the academic year ahead.
Outdoor activities and exposure to nature stimulate the development of their thinking, emotions, knowledge and skills, Huan added.
Safety is a top priority when choosing summer camps, recommended Tieu Minh Son, a communications professor at the city’s Van Lang University who has taught numerous life skills courses for children.
Health care conditions are also important, especially for children who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19, he advised./.