Raising children's awareness of environmental protection

The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of South Africa in Ho Chi Minh City, the HCM City Vietnam Environmental Protection Fund and students in the city visited disadvantaged children in response to the 2017 World Environment Day (June 5).
The delegation offered gifts to kids at the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation in Ho Chi Minh City, including more than 200 books and coloring books on nature and environment.

Children today spend much time for watching TV or playing computer games but too much time in front of screens can damage children’s health both in the short and long term.

South African Honorary Consul, Do Thi Kim Lien said that the adult should teach children a love for the environment, show them to see beauty in the environment, and give a deep knowledge of  environment values. 

Kids must be encouraged to go outside and play outdoor activities, plant and care trees, visit museums and botanical garden and zoo. Play is essential to develop the health because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being of children and youth.
They are taught ways of  saving water and  turning off power supply when not in use, she added.

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