About the local hosting organizationICYE Vietnam
About the volunteer workThe project is Ho Chi Minh Centre for Disabled Children. The project began in 1976 as a joint humane project between international charity foundations and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids & Social Affairs of Vietnam, with the aim of providing rehabilitation for all paralysed children in South Vietnam. The aim of the project is to help disabled children with treatments related to cerebral palsy, congenital motor deformity, etc. To provide these children basic rehabilitative exercises, and basic education Volunteer tasks : Volunteers will spend most of their time in day-care room working with disabled children Work as a staff member. On the other hand, volunteers are also there to be a friend of children Volunteers are required to assist local staff in providing basic exercises for children with the guidance from them Volunteers help nurses and staff members feed lunch to children who cannot manage themselves Volunteers are encouraged to share their love and enthusiasm through playing and educating with games, music and arts
Local accommodationVolunteers will stay in a dormitory, sharing rooms with volunteers of other nationalities joining the same program. Normally, rooms are arranged with about 2-6 volunteers per room. In the busy time, the number can be maximum 7 or 9 volunteers per room in five bunk beds. Western toilets and showers are available. Air-conditioner at night time (9PM- 6AM); hot water using solar energy is available, but less during the raining season. The house has TV, PC with internet, free WIFI, fridge, cooking facilities, common room and terrace. Laundry service in the house with the cheap cost US$1 for 2 kg. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are provided at the dorm. Food is local style, cooked by a Vietnamese cook from Monday to Friday. On weekend, our cook will prepare dry food (bread, jam, butter, milk, sausage, eggs, instant noodle, fruits and vegetable) as she is off on Saturday afternoon and Sunday. The main types of food will be rice, meat, fish and vegetables. For vegetarians the choice is usually limited to rice, bread, vegetables, egg & tofu.
About the project locationThe centre is located at District 3, the central part of HCM city. Volunteers need to take 2 buses from volunteer house to the school (Bus no.34 and no.65
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.