Saigon urban school

Project Details

Code: VPVS16-02
Start date: 11 ene 2016
End date: 23 ene 2016
Term: Workcamp (6-15 days)
Category: EDUCATIONAL
Theme: EDU, KIDS, SOCI
Country: Vietnam
State: Go Vap district, Ho Chi Minh city
Airport: Tan Son Nhat (SGN)
Cost: 250
Currency: U.S. dollar
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99

Description

The aim of the project is to help local pupils a chance to improve English speaking & listening skill and to encourage them to communicate confidently and freely in English. The project is the cooperation between VPV and Ho Chi Minh city of Education Department since 2014. There are 5 different schools from elementary, secondary to high school, with about 5000 pupils from 1st grade to 12th grade who joining this project.
Most pupils on the project have studied English for some years, but cannot speak English or cannot speak smoothly. With the participation of volunteers on school, it will help local pupil to improve communication skills, also the knowledge about youth in global.
For volunteers, through participation on the project, they will have chance to learn more about local culture, pupils and children life in Vietnam.
Depend on the plan of project, work-camp will work at one school (elementary, secondary or high school). Volunteers will be mainly focus on speaking & communication issues. Games, songs, other funny activities are encouraged in order to have nice exchange with local pupils.
Beside the time at class, there are also out-door activities, club can be organized and volunteers may be invited to join as a member or co-organizer.
The working schedule will be from Monday to Friday, from 09:00am to 03:00pm with two hours in between for a lunch break.

Work And Activities

Volunteers will spend time with the pupils and help to improve their English communication skill, organize games and other activities for them.

Accommodation And Food

VPV’ Dormitory in SaiGon. Shared rooms. Sleeping on floor with mattress. Showers and toilets are available. WIFI free at volunteer house.Breakfast and dinner will be prepared by volunteers. Lunch is provided at the project.

Place

Go Vap district, Ho Chi Minh city (or SaiGon- Southern part of Vietnam).

Requirements

Interest and motivation working with youth & pupils.

Application Requirements: VEF and copy of passport.

Good spoken and written English.

Language

Good spoken and written English.

Notes

1. Insurance
VPV does not provide any kind of insurance. It is volunteers’ responsibility to buy insurance that covers the whole period of his/her stay in Vietnam.
2. Personal Transportation/Excursion
Each volunteer is responsible for arranging their transportation to/from the meeting point of the camp at their expenses. VPV does not cover transport, leisure activities or food outside of the project.
3. Application Requirements
VEF and copy of passport
4. Leader
VPV always has its own coordinator who acts as work-camp leader in each camp. Besides that we also have 2-3 local volunteers who receive a half day orientation so that they understand the role and responsibilities for the project. All work alongside with international volunteers to make sure the group has good atmosphere and dynamic.

Leasure activities: Vietnamese day, International day, self-organized city tour or excursions, etc.