About the local hosting organizationGreen Lion
About the volunteer workThis disabled children center houses around 20 local children with autism. These children are around the ages of 4-8 years old.They spend the whole day in the center playing and learning with other children and teachers. They have simple classes everyday such as drawing, sports, music and so on. The main role you will play at this project is caring for the children. This will be in the form of comforting them, playing games and socialising with them. Daily physiotherapy routines may be carried out for the children to help them develop themselves, in which you can play a part. But other activities encouraged and greatly enjoyed by the children too, for example playing games, dancing and singing, painting, art and other means of creativity, are all encouraged for the children.
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation You will live in the student dormitory in Guangdong Ocean University Cunjin College or its nearby dorm halls. You can expect that outside in public areas your wifi signal will be good, like in the office and halls, but many prefer to buy a network card at shops for internet access from your dormitory room. Please expect to use squatting toilets during our stay here (a natural, healthier alternative!). Food Arrangements Three typical Chinese meals a day are provided and served at the dining hall. For dinner, we usually offer noodles and fried rice which foreign students seem to enjoy. A vegetarian option is also available.
About the project locationZhanjiang is a charming city located in the southern coast of China's mainland in the province of GuangDong, with a total land area of 12471 square kilometers and a population of more than 7 million. Thanks to its natural scenery, temperate weather, tree-lined beaches, well developed public transportation, and clean environment, Zhanjiang was voted recently as the 'most livable city in China.' It is a new city that combines history and modern rapid development. Located in a subtropical zone, Zhanjiang has unique light, heat, water and green plant resources. It is famous for producing tropical and subtropical high-quality fruits, including mango, orange, litchi, longan, star fruit, pineapple, papaya and pitaya...it is also a haven for seafood lovers due to its strong fishing industry. Sights & Surroundings Popular places to visit include: 45 minutes flight to Guangzhou/Hongkong 5-6 hours bus transfer to Guangzhou 3-4 hours transfer to Sanya,Hainan Province Please ask your coordinator for help in organizing visits to these or any other places.
Extra info about the projectOpen all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 175€ per week. Culture week mandatory to start the programme: 245 €.