TEACHING DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN in Vi Thanh, Vietnam
- The enormous satisfaction of helping the disadvantaged.
- Gain an insight into community education in a developing nation
- Gain new skills, increased confidence, independence, improved cultural understanding, personal and professional development.
- Learn about Vietnamese culture.
- And best of all, new friends sharing an unforgettable experience!
Assist with teaching English, arts, crafts, music and sports to the underprivileged children in The Hoa Mai Half Way Children’s Home and The Primary School in Vi Thanh city. During the week, volunteers and a Volunteer Vietnam team member will teach approximately 16 hours per week. When you are not working in the teaching program, you will be helping out with the other programs, such as the physiotherapy program and healthcare program.
Volunteers teach at the Primary School every morning, accompanied by Volunteer Vietnam team members. There are 4 grades at this school – kindergarten and grades 1 to 4. The Volunteer Vietnam team members will always accompany you in the classroom and act as a translator when needed.
Teaching at the Hoa Mai Half Way Children’s Home takes place in the evening three times a week, from 6 pm to 8 pm. You will be working with a Volunteer Vietnam team member and a local English teacher.
The volunteer program is based in the center of Vi Thanh, a provincial city and also the capital city of Hậu Giang Province in Vietnam. A new and small city that is 35 km from the Mekong Capital city Can Tho. The city is in the middle of the delta and has a beautiful landscape with rivers, canals, fruit, and flowers garden. A flat city which is good for biking and hiking with many photo opportunities.
The day starts at 7.30 am with breakfast at the volunteer house. At 8 am you will travel to your work place by car, driven by a Volunteer Vietnam team member. You work from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. You return to the volunteer house for lunch around 11 am. Your lunch time is from 11am to 2 pm. This time is your free time to do whatever you like. At 2 pm you will travel to your work place and finish at 4:30 pm. Dinner is served at the volunteer house at 5 pm. Some evenings you have free time. Some options are going out for coffee, going downtown, or getting a massage.
Evening English teaching sessions happen at the Hoa Mai Half Way Children’s Home in the evening three times a week, combined with the healthcare program there. Times are from 6 pm to 8 pm.
The volunteer's weekly work schedule is approximately 5 hours per day from Monday to Thursday and 3 hours on Friday.
Free Time Activities
Visit the delta by boat for photo opportunities and meet with local people, visiting fruit gardens or rice fields, staying in a bungalow resort in the heart of the delta and get the evening experience about the rural area. You will have the chance to enjoy local food, traditional music and learn cooking. Visit Can Tho Capital City to see floating markets, have some local fruits, walk around the city, and do some shopping.
- Arranging your Program
- Pre-departure information support and visa arrangement
- Pick up, orientation and training on arrival
- Language and culture activities
- Accommodation in a volunteer house
- 03 meals per day from Monday to Friday
- Transportation to work
- Local in-country team support and backup
- 24-hr emergency support
- Certificate of Completion
- 5% of the fee donated to the children
- Minimum age 18
- Volunteers do not need any special qualifications for this program.
- You need to speak English (basic level)
Training & Development
You will receive training on arrival (2 days).
Day 1: After your arrival, we will show you the city, give you a brief introduction about the organization, and instruct you some Vietnamese language and culture. This will help you enter into the program smoothly.
Day 2: Our staff and local teachers will train you about the work. This includes an introduction to the children and an observation session about the volunteer work.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Book your flight to arrive at Da Nang International Airport (DAD) in Da Nang city, Vietnam.
Visa requirements can vary from nationality to nationality. You will need a passport issued by your country of citizenship as well as a tourist visa* issued by the country to which you will be traveling. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the expected date of return to your home country.
Your safety and security are our priorities, travel insurance is important if something unexpected happens such as a personal injury, a flight issue or a related scenario.
Make sure you are up to date on routine vaccines before every trip. You should ideally arrange an appointment with your travel clinic at least four to six weeks before travel. In case you have pre-existing health problems, an earlier appointment is strongly recommended.
DATES & FEES
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec.
The program's minimum duration is 2 weeks to as much as you wish.
Program Fees - Price in USD & (EUR)
2 Weeks - $770 (€700) *min. stay
3 Weeks - $960 (€865)
4 Weeks - $1145 (€1030)
6 Weeks - $1705 (€1535)
8 Weeks - $1805 (€1625)
10 Weeks - $2037 (€1830)
12 Weeks - $2210 (€1985)
Extra week $160 (€150)
REGISTER THE PROGRAM
( Please note that volunteers can choose more than one program at a time. We will arrange a combination placement for you)