Help at our English conversation club for local children in Na Hang

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  • Description

    Description

    This is a project set up by a woman named Sao from the Hmong Community. The project is an English conversation club running 5 days a week about 4 hours a day for local children: the English Club. The club's mission is to bring English to students of minorities and to offer avid learners the privilege of having good education regardless of their social and financial status. Taking part in the English club is an opportunity for you to make differences (even small ones) for a community and change lives. Students coming to the club will be taught the correct pronunciation, get to practice their speaking and listening skills through communicating with foreigners as well as gain confidence in expressing themselves through English.

    The project is located in Na Hang, Tuyen Quang in the Northeast Vietnam. It's about more than 270km from Hanoi - the capital city of Vietnam. It takes 5-6 hours traveling by bus from Hanoi to Na Hang. There are 6 buses per day.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The local area is known for its natural beauty although it has few tourists as it is so hard to reach. Volunteers can explore the local countryside in their time off, either by motorbike (she is prepared to lend hers....make sure you are insured!) or trekking over the weekends. Na Hang Lake and Dream Waterfall are both famous local sites. You have amazing experiences contemplating the magnificent scenes here.

    The little town has a population of about 7,000 people and has a number of small local cafes and restaurants. Wifi is available here as well as at the project office.

  • Help

    Help

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    - Teach English (mainly focus on speaking and listening skill);

    - Assist with organizing English club activities (e.g: educational workshops, soft skill lessons);

    - Exchange culture with students.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    - Fluent in English speaking and enjoy teaching English

    - Enthusiastic and self-motivated

    - Enjoy working with kids and young learners

    - Enjoy community activities

    DURATION: Depending on your availability. We welcome our volunteers to stay as long as they can but volunteers are expected to stay for at least 1 week if their availability is not allowed for a long duration.

    Volunteers will not be paid for teaching in exchange for free food and accommodation.

    BEFORE YOU GO.

    1. All volunteers will be asked to present a background check/police check or 'Disclosure and Barring' check from their home country.

    2. Don't forget to buy travel insurance which includes coverage for volunteering.

    3. Check that you have all the needed vaccinations for this area.

    4. Most European and other OECD member passport holders should be able to get a one-month tourist visa for purposes of this assignment (but should not officially declare that they are 'volunteering').

    GETTING THERE.

    People should fly to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. There are buses from Hanoi to Na Hang which is 270 kilometers away.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Vietnamese; English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    ACCOMMODATION (FREE OF CHARGE)

    The room that Sao can offer FREE of charge to volunteers is in the same house of her office. The house has one guest room, two bedrooms for Sao and volunteers, a share bathroom, a toilet and a small kitchen. A guest room used for teaching English. In the volunteer's room has a big bed and a bunk bed including sedge mat, blanket, and pillow. The bathroom does not include a water heater. If needed, we boil water for taking shower.

    FOOD & WASHING SERVICE (FREE OF CHARGE)

    Sao will provide FREE lunch and dinner meals for both female and male volunteers. The food is organic, delicious and easy to eat, mainly including fish, chicken, rice, pork, beef (not Halal killed), Vietnamese vegetables soup and sometimes, volunteers will get to enjoy wild vegetables (safe). Na Hang is a paradise of Vegans or Vegetarians because here is a tropical area where has a lot of vegetable all of the year. Vietnamese food rarely has wheat ingredient in it so most of the food is safe for people with allergy problems. Sao cooks reasonably simple meals. She will also provide a washing service for clothes for free.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The local area is known for its natural beauty although it has few tourists as it is so hard to reach. Volunteers can explore the local countryside in their time off, either by motorbike (she is prepared to lend hers....make sure you are insured!) or trekking over the weekends. Na Hang lake and Dream Waterfall are both famous local sites.

    Tourists also visit local fairs and markets and can take part in local activities such as traditional wine or cake making or observing the local farming community (there are no rice terraces, but vegetable and mushroom cultivation can be seen.)

    The little town has a population of about 7,000 people and has a number of small local cafes and restaurants. Wifi is available here as well as at the project office.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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