Volunteer travel to Hanoi and the Northern Vietnam, and help disabled students in Binh Minh special school and Phuc Tue caring center
Phuc Tue Caring Centre started its mission to care for, educate and rehabilitate mentally challenged children and youth (sometimes with an additional physical handicap) - in June 2001. The interventions in the center are ultimately aimed at helping the disabled to find their way to suitable jobs, to help them build self confidence and learn how to be more independent in their everyday life. If this aim is reached, the disabled are able to fall in line with the community, helping both their own families and society to make it easier to accept the limitations that the handicaps bring along. The center also aims at promoting early grade academic learning. All learning programs include physical education and physical therapy, yoga, painting and poetry.
At this moment some 80 disabled children, aged 2 to 22 years old, are living in the center. For practical purposes they are divided into 4 classes where the children are taught with each individual’s development capacity as a guide. Apart from ordinary lesson plans, methods derived from psychotherapy and use of medicines are applied as well. Some children are suffering from Down’s syndrome, others from cerebral palsy, autism and other mental disorders. Other children are victims of ‘agent orange’, a herbicide used by the US military during the Vietnam war in the 1960-ties. The number of children in the center varies from time to time.
Working hours: 8:30 am - 4.00 pm (Mon - Fri) with a lunch from 11.00 - 2.00 pm) ● Applying physiotherapy to children in need ● Playing with the children. ● Feeding the children during lunch time. ● Working in the kitchen garden, providing veggies for the children’s meals Optional:
● Applying physiotherapy to children in need
● Playing with the children.
● Feeding the children during lunch time.
● Working in the kitchen garden, providing veggies for the children’s meals
Optional:Fundraising & collecting books and second hand clothes and shoes for the children.
We have city-tour and culture exchange activities between volunteer, staff and student every weekend. The Volunteers will have time to experience local food, cultural exchange and travel around through interaction with the local people. Cost of this programme is from $1 to 100$ per person.
Our Ms. Mai from CVTD will be waiting for you outside the airport building. As you exit the door, you will see a column on your right just before the cubicle where passengers can book a taxi. She will be standing next to the column holding a placard ‘CVTD WELCOMES ……………….” Flight you up at that time at Noi Bai Airport.
You will be accommodated in CVTD’s volunteer house, situated next to green rice fields with lots of fresh air.The volunteer house consists of a large living room, four big (shared) bedrooms with balcony and air conditioner, an extra (‘activity’) room, four bathroom with hot water, toilet and a kitchen.There’s free wifi connectivity (so bring your laptop or iPad!) and free washing machine. There’s place for 6-8 volunteers at a time.
Meals – two meals per day (include: lunch and dinner). We do not supply breakfast, but we have full kitchen facilities which you are free to use