Most of children and students in different provinces of Vietnam don’t have the chance to communicate with foreigners regularly. In public schools, they just have one or two English lessons per week. Children are the future of Vietnam, who will lead and develop the country.
The volunteer's job is :
• Teaching English to children and students
• Improve students' speaking annd listening skills and pronounciation (if required)
• Create a friendly environment to encourage students' motivation in learning English
• Running English clubs for students
• Holding workshops on ESL learning and teaching
• Organize outdoor activities of clean water and sanitation for disadvantaged families in Hai Duong province on days following the schedule of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Hai Duong province.
• Organize activities related to cultural exchange in order to widen the students' cultural-social knowledge.
• Participate in picnics to some historical and cultural sites in Hai Duong province, helping volunteers and students exchange cultural and spiritual life with local residents.
• Working with local communication volunteers to update your activities at the project site on SJ Vietnam’s websites and on ICT Life’s online newspaper through reports, pictures, videos,…
Working time : around 20 hours/week. (Working on weekends and in the evenings if necessary).
Accomodation and food
The volunteer will stay in a dormitory in campus with beddings and bathroom, it provides water heater, television, fridge, cooking tools, air condition, Internet connection and bicycle.
For the food, the volunteer can cook by themselves.
Location and leisure
You will have free time on Monday and Tuesdays every week and the public holidays as other teachers and staffs at Hai Duong Continuing Educational Center. During those free moments you can travel to discover further wonders of Vietnam!
Hai Duong is located 58 kilometres (36 mi) from Hanoi, 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Hai Phong, and 80 kilometres (50 mi) from Halong Bay. Hai duong is a province in the Red River Delta of northern Vietnam. Its name derives from Sino-Vietnamese "ocean sun", though the modern province is in fact landlocked. Nowadays, Hai Duong is among the most industrialized and developed provinces in Vietnam.
In Hai Duong, there is a long-standing history bequeaths hundreds of cultural, historical relics. They are Phuong Hoang, Kinh Chu An Phu sites, Con Son, Thanh Mai, Hun pagodas, Nguyen Trai, Cao, Kiep Bac temples, Gieng Ngoc (Pearl Well), Thach Ban (Flagstone), of which Con Son – Kiep Bac are most popular ones.
The province is proud of traditional handicraft villages like Chu Dau Pottery, Chau Khe Gold, Dong Dao Carving, Ke Sat Dry Pancake and Hai Duong Green Bean Cake.
And several festivals are taken place in Hai Duong such as Con Son Festival – the spring festival ( 18th – 22nd day of the 1st lunar month) is honoured Huyen Quang (Ly Dao Tai), and the autumn festival ( 16th – 20th day of the 8th lunar month) is honored Nguyen Trai, a great 15th century Vietnamese scholar also involved in military and politics. And the last, Kiep Bac Festival ( 18th – 20th day of the 8th lunar month) is the anniversary of the death of Tran Hung Dao, a distinguished general of the Tran Dynasty.
Project hosted by
SJ Vietnam is an international youth NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) that promotes values of solidarity, peace and tolerance through youth citizenship projects to improve society during and after the voluntarism. It was set up in 2004 by international and Vietnamese young volunteers. SJ Vietnam is an independent Vietnamese branch of SJ France, a full member of CCVIS (UNESCO) and NVDA, a partner of YAP and Alliance. SJ Vietnam is an independent, non-political and non-religious organization open to everybody without any distinction of nationality, race, education or sex.
9 am from Monday to Friday at SJ Office Room 1203, N01 Building, Ba Hang Block, 282 Linh Nam street, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi.
The volunteer should bring sleeping bag (in winter), Laptop, Mosquitos spray, Pictures of your country.
The volunteer should be enthusiastic, optimistic, and ready to deal with differences. They need to adapt quickly with new environment, culture and life style.