We are developing a supplemental English education program for youth in our village and the surrounding ones. The goal is to improve their conversational English.
How the Education Program Operates
We support this program with funds from our homestay and through fundraising. Our program will benefit two groups of people: Vietnamese homestay volunteers and local children in nearby villages.There are several Vietnamese young adults who are helping with the homestay because they want to start their own businesses in the future.
As an education volunteer, you will spend some time each day talking with our Vietnamese volunteers to help improve their English. You will also go to the villages nearby to offer English conversation lessons on days that you work. Our goal is to supplement the curriculums of local schools by providing fun, conversational English classes for children.
Possible Volunteer Responsibilities
1. Help Vietnamese homestay volunteers with their English ability
2. Lead English conversation classes at rural schools
We estimate that you'll help the Vietnamese volunteers in the morning for an hour, and in the afternoon, you will go to the schools nearby for an hour or so to lead the conversation classes. You can spend some time developing a more explicit curriculum if you wish, or you can show multimedia presentations (Youtube videos) to students at times as well.
In return, you'll get to be a guest in our lovely homestay! You'll eat home-cooked meals with us, have time to explore the village and countryside roads, and you'll have an authentic experience living in a rural (but comfortable) traditional home. When guests come, you can go on our walking or motorcycle tours with them for free! We have high-speed wifi, renovated bathrooms and showers (with hot water!), and incredible mountain views.
The volunteers will be working in the homestay and around the village and the neighbour villages. They will be working with everyone in the village which is interested in learn English.
We ask volunteers to work for up to five hours a day five days a week, but usually the workload will be less than this. The workload is around 3-5 hours per day (depending on the week), and you'll have weekends off.
typical day will start with breakfast together when we will discuss
the day's plans. After that, you will know what is expected of you and
when you will have free time. We anticipate that you'll help our Vietnamese volunteers each day and also go to a school for teaching children in the afternoon for an hour or two.
This is a relaxed homestay, and we are steadily making progress on our goals and could use your help, but we aren't a labor camp :) The work won't be the same from day to day, but we are committed to making sure you enjoy yourself and have time to explore the area.
are just getting started, so if you have ideas for improvement when you
come, we'd love to hear them too! We hope to attract people who are
willing to share their lives and their interests with us.
There are mountains and farms all around. Usually, volunteers relax
around our property for part of their free time and go out to explore
the rice terraces, mountains, villages, and bamboo forests for the rest
of it. It's a great place for people who enjoy interesting walks/runs or
We have wifi which is strong enough to use in the house or when relaxing in the common areas outside.
Our large, open traditional home is divided into sleeping areas which
each have a bed that can sleep one person or a couple. Each sleeping
area has bedding, a mosquito net, and a privacy curtain. We have
renovated shared bathrooms with hot water for showers. You can wash your
own clothes by hand with our outdoor faucet, and there is plenty of
space to let them air dry. The main village street is only 1 km away,
and you can buy snacks and toiletries at the various shops there.
Volunteers receive a basic breakfast (noodles or eggs), a full lunch,
and full dinner. All meals are home-cooked, and the food comes from our
farm, garden, fish pond, or occasionally from the neighbors. We eat
meals together sitting on the floor, and a meal is usually a mix of
vegetables, rice, and meat. If you are vegetarian or have other dietary
restrictions, let us know, and we'll work with you to ensure you're