About the local hosting organizationICYE Vietnam
About the volunteer workTo help autistic children with special needs such as training and educating children with intellectual impairment in the areas of early intervention, specialization in skill development, social integration, and career development. Volunteers will spend most of their time in the day-care room working with autistic children When working with the local staff you will be required to assist them in providing basic exercises and therapy treatment for children. The staff will guide you and help you understand the need of each individual child When caring for the children, you will soon realise that despite their disabilities they are simply regular children who want to play and have fun as much as any other child does! Volunteers are encouraged to share their love, patience and enthusiasm through playing and educating with games, music and arts. Group activities with the children through songs or games always have a positive impact on interaction development. While playing and interacting with the children volunteers must set a positive example and remember to be firm with misbehavior to help them understand what is right and wrong.
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 near the house with the cost US$1 for 2 kg. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are provided at the dorm. . Lunch on working days will be provided at the project. 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) and tickets for volunteers to go to nearby restaurant to have beef noodles as she is off on Saturday afternoon and Sunday. The main types of food will be rice, meat, fishand vegetables. For vegetarians the choice is usually limited to rice, bread, vegetables, egg & tofu. Volunteer is free to use kitchen for personage cooking. By individual requirement, the single or twin room can be arranged.
About the project locationThe Gia Dinh special School is located at Binh Thanh District, HCMC. Volunteers need to take 2 buses from volunteer house to the school ( Bus no.34 and no.18)
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.