Education is fundamental to human progress, enabling individuals and communities to acquire skills and knowledge essential for improving the quality of life. But for some of minority ethnic children the basic education is limited. The education program will be a solution for this matter. The projects can focus on traditional and new education methods for children and youth at the local school where lack of English native speakers is and need volunteers help. Volunteering on this project, V.E.O would like to bring a hand of help from volunteers to the minority ethnic community in this project, and then bring them the good opportunity to integrate into the community to have a better life.
Travel to/from Home and Hanoi (airfare, train tickets, etc.)
Vietnam visa costs
International Medical Insurance
Cost of criminal police background check (required for most projects)
Cool clothes (summer time)
Warm clothes (winter time)
Living in mountainous area and help local children and poor and disable women
Giving a hand to help ethnic children improve their basic education
Teaching English for local women to give a chance for them to have much more skills in their jobs
Doing construction work to help local school and help local community.
Living in the ethnic minority, tastes the local culture style in Mai Chau.
Exploring the beauty of people and nature in Mai Chau by trekking to the villages, biking around the valley
Taking part in travelling in Mai Chau.
Joining in the project and doing volunteer work to support minority ethnic people in Mai Chau, volunteers will provide some English, arts, music lesson, games for the children. A basic English lesson will be provided by volunteers to children in flexible time with 4 – 6 hours per day. Another time you may wish to enjoy Mai Chau and trekking surroundings. You will have time to experience with the way of life, learning from local people and then give them ideas that can improve their life skills, and bring them more opportunity for the better life in their ethnic minority families.
At the weekend and other free time, volunteer can trek around the valley to view the beauty of nature in the mountainous area. Local market at the weekend will be a good destination for you to know about the culture of minority ethic people. Or you can join in some travel trips such as trekking through the forest, visiting other villages in Mai Chau, biking to the cave…
Volunteer will be arranged in the home-stay with a local family. A big room will be enough for 20 volunteers staying in. If any requirement for private room, you need inform us before one month from date of participation. Toilet, bathroom, and bed with soft blankets, sheets, pillows, and mattresses are available in home-stay.
MEAL: Host family also can provide 3 meals per day for you.
The project is conducted in the Thai People village in a mountainous area. The village is also a fascinating region which has the most special feature of mountainous area in the Northwest of Vietnam with rich nature 3km far from Mai Chau town, the village is situated among the green valley as a natural cradle protecting people here. Characterized culture of Thai people with Xoe – Hoa dance, traditional weaving, and many local festivals are organized every year. Participating in this program, volunteers also have the opportunity to interact with specific culture of Thai people with many different clans; each clan has a special culture and also learns how to work with weaving brocade. Besides, the participants have the opportunity to join in community activities such as camping fire, cultural exchange art. With a warmly rustic way of living of people here, it partly mounted people who came to this village for the first time to become familiar, many of whom became his friends.
– Picking up volunteers from Noi Bai airport or Hanoi Center
– Moving to the project site and arranging the accommodation
– Doing orientation for all needed procedures for volunteers staying and involving in the project.
Training for volunteers about main tasks in project and trip planning, some policies in transportation and how to be safe in the trips. Then, volunteer will have time to visit and say hello with local people, visit the school and Center and staffs who volunteer will work with. The time for this will complete a day early and then you can have time to discover something surrounding you.
From Day 3, volunteers will be working full time with the support of Vietnamese staff members and will be involved in variety of tasks that following the schedule. Everything would be great if volunteer can do tasks initiatively, it is very helpful to make a friendly way to work with local people, give the best thing for them and volunteers also get the best feeling when join with them.
Have a small farewell party to say goodbye to all your new friends, taken your final photos and packed your bag full of souvenirs you’ll travel back to the airport, or off for further adventures elsewhere.