About the local hosting organizationICYE Vietnam
About the volunteer workThang Long School was established in 1994 and funded monthly by Saigon Children' Charity (SCC) which helps disadvantaged Vietnamese children get a better education and life. Thang Long School provides the teenagers free courses such as hotel and restaurant hospitality, hairdressing, sewing and tailoring, computer science and information technology, photography and English as their main course. The aim of the project is provide the vocational training or English courses for the teenagers in the surrounding areas to practic. For vocational training the volunteer will work together with a Vietnamese teacher to help student. Only those who have background on vocational training such as restaurant, hospitality, hairdressing, sewing and tailoring, computer science and information technology, photography will be accepted to this project. For English education project. Volunteers will be responsible for taking control of the English class at Thang Long School. There are no local volunteers and the volunteers are expected to work as the main teacher with the assistance of the Vietnamese teachers at the school in translating and maintaining the class. The volunteers are required to make lesson plans using the learning materials provided to ensure continuity in learning for the students. Although most of students have studied English in the past, it is unlikely they know how to speak and listen properly. Due to this, volunteer's work should be concentrated on helping students with speaking and listening. The volunteers will teach 5 mornings, 3 afternoons and 2 evenings from Monday to Friday.
Local accommodationVolunteers will stay in a dormitory, sharing rooms with volunteers of other nationalities joining the same program. Normally, rooms are arranged with about 1-4 volunteers per room. In the busy time, the number can be maximum either 10 or 6 volunteers per room in five or three bunk beds respectively. Western toilets and hot showers are available. Air-conditioner at night time (10 PM- 7 AM). The house has TV, PC with WIFI, washing machine, fridge, cooking facilities and a common roomand terrace. 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, fish and vegetables. For vegetarians the choice is usually limited to rice, bread, vegetables, egg & tofu.
About the project locationThang Long School is located in District 4, not so far away from VPV house in District 7. The volunteers will take one bus (No. 31) to get there in about 30 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.