About the local hosting organizationGreen Lion
About the volunteer workEngage with the local children through this rural kindergarten program! You have the power to enlarge their horizons, enthusing them about school and even teaching them some basic english, a skill that will be invaluable as they grow into adulthood. You'll find the children are about 4-6 years old. They are mainly from the poor villages in and around the area and you can expect they will be very excited to see you, as you may be one of the few westerners they have ever met! Like most kindergartens throughout the world, the teaching method here is informal, and the children will want to play with you more than be Â‘taught' in a formal sense. If you can start to get them enthused about coming to school, and perhaps give them a few very basic English phrases such as simple greetings, you will have done a great job - and hopefully an enjoyable one too! As a helper in the Kindergarten & Pre-school program, you may like to provide assistance to the Care Centre Manager in several ways: Help look after the children's well being and hygiene. Provide general assistance to the teachers Play with the kids Design and lead some games in English
Local accommodationThis accommodation has western style toilets, a bar with a variety of drinks, snacks, and food all set in a unique Chinese atmosphere. Food Arrangements We have our in-house chef busy making food everyday for you! Expect typical Chinese food with rice and noodles in Chinese dishes styles. Vegetarian food is also available upon request.
About the project locationGuilin is a province in southern China known for its dramatic landscape of limestone karst. In the majestic shadow of its mountains, on the edge of an authentic, rustic village lies our center - a 260 year old building from the Qing dynasty. Its surroundings invite walking and hiking and offer a stunning view of the hills, as well as of locals farmers hard at work! Sights & Surroundings There are so many wonderful sights and places to visit in this area. A guide book can tell you everything you could want to know, but here are a few ideas we recommend: The Li River This river spans 80km from Guilin to Yangshuo and is decorated with rolling hills, unique cliffs, caves and comfortable boats and should not be missed. Especially popular among Chinese tourists is a spot close to Yangshuo that is portrayed on the 20 Yuan bill. Yangshuo A picturesque city famous for its surrounding hills, rivers and bar streets. Lots of activities offered including rafting, biking, rock climbing, a stunning light show on Li River and much more. Make sure to spend at least one of your weekends here. Seven Star Park Famed for its rock formations, the park includes many different attractions including the Flower Bridge, Seven-Star Cave, Camel Hill and even a zoo!
Extra info about the projectOpen all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 175€ per week. Culture week mandatory: 175€ to start the programme