MEANINGFUL MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- Code : SJV1710
- Dispo : 6M / 3F (Total Part 12)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
With the key message “Warm heart, warm Christmas” this work camp hopes to foster relationships between people and to give people hope of a beautiful future. These activities are also based on the goals of SJ Vietnam that promote values of solidarity, peace, and tolerance through young citizenship projects. The benefits of this work will continue to improve society during and after the volunteer work camps. During these two weeks, local volunteers and 12 international volunteers will be divided into two groups: a Theatre Group and a Decoration Group to do the following activities: Performance: The first work with the international and local volunteers is preparation for the plays. We will discuss which plays we will do and then we will prepare costumes for the plays. It will help Vietnamese people to know more about Western culture if the plays refer to stories of Christmas. We hope to give the children and people a memorable celebration with this play. Decoration: We will make the decorations and then decorate the Youth House and the Disadvantage Children Centre as this is where we will celebrate our Christmas Party. We want to make the children feel the Christmas atmosphere. Another activity will be to make the background and costumes for the performance Activities to interact: We have activities to interact with children after decorating and before performing. We hope that through these activities the volunteers will get to know more about the disadvantaged children. The Time Capsule: “Your wishes for the next year?” The children will write a letter. All the letters will be put in the time capsules and buried. Next Christmas, the children and the volunteers will open the time capsule. We hope through this activity to foster the relationships between SJ, the volunteers and the children. Games: Volunteers can think about games to play with the children. Here are some examples: bag race, “the ropes” game, cat &mouse, ping pong, etc. Drawing: The volunteers will help the children to draw their hopes for the future. The gifts: We call for gifts such as lightly worn clothes, socks, hats, toys, books, magazines and cakes. Everyone will collect gifts and pack them. During the work camp the volunteers will bring these gifts to the disadvantaged children and the elderly of the community. We hope to provide them with a beautiful Christmas and a lot of presents and joy!!!
Volunteers will stay at the volunteer house. Food will cook by the volunteers themselves or they will have meals in nearby local restaurant. Vietnamese food is considered as easy to eat but if you have any special dietary needs please inform us in advance.
You will have free time during the evenings and the weekends to spend as you please. During those free moments you can travel to discover further wonders of Vietnam! Located in northern Vietnam, Hanoi is the capital of the country with a population of seven million. The city is a thousand years old and follows the banks of the Red River. Hanoi counts many colorful districts including the French styled Old Quarter near Hoan Kiem lake, the modern New Quarter, and the more touristy Tay Ho area.
• Ability to do manual work. • Willing to work and stay in remote area. • Strong inter-personal skills, and experience in working with a wide variety of people, cultural sensitivity. • Commitment to volunteerism • High motivation and come ready to live as the locals do (basic accommodations, transport by bus or bicycle, local food). Be ready to face many difficulties such as language barriers, culture differences, low budgets, etc. • Be patient and empathetic with the disadvantaged children • Follow the rules of the SJ Vietnam Office