About the local hosting organizationICYE Vietnam
About the volunteer workLaocai High school is located in the center of the city which is in the Northwest of Vietnam, on the border with China. It is a vietnamese school whose main objective is to encourage students to develop speaking and listening skills in English. Volunteers are there to encourage students to develop speaking and listening skills. Vietnamese schools traditionally favor Â‘passive learning' the teacher standing in front and lecturing. This does not help students to gain confidence in speaking. The pronunciation of the English teachers is not good so the children have little opportunity to hear English as it is really spoken.The first volunteers used a lot of games which encouraged the students to speak simple sentences and to enjoy working with volunteers. The volunteer participates in different classes per day, working from Monday to Friday, from 7:15am to 4:30pm. The lunch break is between 11:25am and 1:45pm.
Local accommodationVolunteers will stay at the school campus which is very safe as there are guards who work there 24 hours. There are two bed-sit-type flats, each of which comprises a large bedroom, a small back room and a bathroom. The bedrooms are equipped with computers with internet access and printers. There are no kitchens as such provided, but there is an electric hotplate and some cooking utensils available in the small back room which can be used for cooking. There is a canteen on the campus which serves fast food during the day, or, if you prefer, it is just a short walk to where places for eating and drinking cheaply can be found. The bedrooms are provided with air-conditioners in summer and heating in winter
About the project locationLaocai High school is located in the center of the city which is in the Northwest of Vietnam, on the border with China. It's a 10-minute drive from the train or bus station crossing the Red river. It takes about ten minutes to walk to the market, shopping center and the central post office. It's on Hoang Lien St., and its 33 kilometers from Sapa a world-famous tourist destination
Extra info about the projectParticipation : 12 semaines. Frais supplémentaires : 400 € pour 4 semaines, 75 € pour chaque semaine additionnelle. Le projet est ouvert toute l'année, arrivée le lundi ou le mardi.