About the local hosting organizationICYE Vietnam
About the volunteer workThe Tan Hung Community class (Class of Love) was established in May 2000 in Tan Hung ward, District 7. With a strong desire of offering free education for disadvantaged children, the class was set up with the hope of providing a bright future for them. All of the students are immigrated from other provinces throughout Vietnam. Their parents have unstable incomes, frequently move between different jobs and often move house amongst other reasons. This instability means the children are unable to attend public school due to fees and commitments required. There are currently 6 classes at the school from Grade 1 5. Each class has around 20 students, with around 120 attending the school in total. Students study for 10 months per year and examinations are held with support from local schools. At the end of the year, each child receives and evaluation of their studies. The aim of the program is to provide English language speaking environment for disadvantaged youth and develop their English communicative skills. Volunteers will be responsible for taking control of the English class at the school. Volunteers will work as the sole teacher with the support of a Vietnamese volunteer to assist in translation and maintaining the class. You will be required to make a teaching plan with lesson plans using the learning materials provided to ensure continuity in learning from the teachers before and after you. The children had not studied English until VPV opened an English class at the school. All children have a basic level of knowledge but with a consistent and structured course should be able to develop their language skills well. Volunteers should work slowly using interactive activities to ensure children stay interested and understand the work. Volunteers will have a responsibility to ensure the general welfare of the children and make sure they are comfortable around you. Remember to be their friend too. They have been through a lot and having fun with them through games and similar exercises will make it much more rewarding for them and for you. Volunteers are expected to give the children English tests, especially midsemester and final-semester every school year. The results of their English tests will be officially considered as a part of their grade point average at the end of a school year. Volunteers are also encouraged to try and raise money for scholarships, special events and restoration of the school if possible. The timetable will be given on arrival with volunteers working 3 afternoons and 1 morning per week. Working hours from 9:30am to 11:00am and 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Volunteers will work around 6 hours per week at the class and will use the rest of their time between other projects and classes that require voluntary assistance.
Local accommodationVolunteers will stay in a dormitory, sharing rooms with volunteers of other nationalities joining the same program. Rooms are arranged with either 6 or 10 volunteers per room in five or three bunk beds respectively. Western toilets and showers are available. Air-conditioner at night time (11 PM- 6 AM). The house has TV, PC with WIFI, washing machine, fridge, cooking facilities and a common room. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are provided at the dorm. Food is local style, cooked by a Vietnamese cook. The main types of food will be rice, meat and vegetables. For vegetarians the choice is usually limited to vegetables, egg & tofu.
About the project locationTan Hung Community Class is located in a local Vietnamese community in District 7. Travelling by foot, the journey from the dorm is around 25 minutes.
Extra info about the projectParticipation : 4 semaines à 16 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.