About the local hosting organizationVolunteers will work with disabled children in one of projects of VPV in Ho Chi Minh city. Here is one of projects to support children with disability. Although the official name is Centre of Orthopedic & Rehabilitation for Disabled Children (CORDC), the center is more commonly known as Ly Thưong Kiet Hospital or A1 Hospital which offers treatment to both adults and children. The center was started as a physio project which was a joint humane project between ‘Terre des Hommes’ (Germany) and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids & Social Affairs of Vietnam, with the aim of providing rehabilitation for all paralysed children in South Vietnam. The centre was then established in 1983, and in conjunction with many humane societies across the world has provided free health care to thousands of Vietnamese children. It provides rehabilitation treatment to adults & children who are usually referred here by their doctor or other hospitals. The hospital mainly focuses on orthopedics, with various rooms for different treatments including a daycare room for disabled children where they can receive physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
About the volunteer workVolunteers will spend most of their time in the day-care room working with disabled children. Volunteers also are expected to help some other manual work such as cleaning, painting or renovation children room.
Local accommodationPeace House-VPV’s Dormitory in Saigon. Shared rooms. Sleeping on bunk-bed with mattress. Showers and toilets available. WI-FI free at volunteer house. Breakfast and dinner will be prepared by volunteers. Lunch is provided at project.
About the project locationThe dormitory is located in an urban area of Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnamese day, International day, self-organized city tour or excursions, etc.
RequirementsInterest and motivation working with children in difficult situation