Volunteers will spend time with the students and help to improve their language skill, organize games and other activities for them.
The participants through this project will also have a chance to exchange culture with local student/children and understand the challenges on the life of children/students in Vietnam.
Volunteers will stay in a dormitory, sharing rooms with volunteers of other nationalities joining the volunteering work. Normally, rooms are arranged with about 2-5 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 hot showers are available.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner are either self-cooked or provided. Food is local style. 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. Volunteers are free to use the kitchen for self-cooking.
Go Vap district, Ho Chi Minh city (or Sai Gon- Southern part of Vietnam). One culture exchange day, self-organized city tour or excursions, etc.
The language center was established in 2010 by sir Thich Nhuan Tam, a monk from a local Buddhist pagoda in GoVap district, Ho Chi Minh city, in order to support young people and students who are underprivileged to have a chance to learn a foreign language properly. With his active dedication & contribution and many individual sponsors & volunteers, thousands of students & children have the chance to learn a foreign langue for free.
There are 6 language classes: French, English, German, Korean, Japanese, Chinese (From Basic/Beginning to Advance). Center opens from 8 AM to 5 PM every day. On Saturday and Sunday, there is a class for pupils (from 6 years old to 15 years old).
Teachers are international and local volunteer teachers.
At the moment, there are 50 volunteer teachers and about 1.000 students. After finishing the course, most of the students can find a good job.
Interest and motivation working with youth & pupils.