PHUC TUE CENTER
The program fee is 400USD for the first 2 weeks and 100USD for each week after. This is to cover pick-up, orientation, food and accommodation, transportation to work as well as regular support from VPV team. Lisez les informations spécifiques
- Code : VPV16
- Dispo : 1M / 1F (Total Part 2)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Phuc Tue center is situated in Tay Ho District in North West Hanoi, close to West Lake – the largest lake in Hanoi. There is easy access to the internet and other services that the volunteer may need in the area. Main Aims and Activities The aim of the program is to jointly bring care, love and happiness to the children through volunteers’ activities. The Phuc Tue Caring Center is a non-profit, non-government day care organization based in Hanoi for the care of mentally and physically impaired children. The Center was established in June 2001. There are now 2 centers around Hanoi that provide care and education for approx 50 children and young people (aged 2 to 22yrs old) who are suffering from the effects of agent orange, autism, down syndrome and Japanese encephalitis. The Centre`s aim is to look after these children and help to integrate them into normal society. Number of staff: 12 teachers. All of them graduated from Hanoi National University of Education. Ms. Huong, the director, is also the enthusiastic teacher that founded this center. Number of children: Approximately 74 disabled children divided into 4 classes. The number of children changes from time to time. The center’s mission is to provide opportunities for children with mental and physical impairment to receive an education and to feel included with their local community. In particular, the center provides assistance for those children suffering from developmental disabilities including Down’s Syndrome, Autism and Cerebral Palsy. As well as early grade academic learning, the education programs include physical education and therapy, yoga, painting and poetry.
Here are some possible tasks that you can do there: – Caring for and playing with disabled children – Helping the children eat during lunch time – Calling for charity or Subscription (depends on volunteers) – Charity campaign for books, old clothes, old shoes for the children (depends on volunteers) Besides, the volunteers can also help the center do gardening to provide food for the children (in the second branch). Working hours: Volunteers will work from 8.30 am to 4 pm (Mon – Fri) with a lunch break from 11 am to 2 pm. You can have lunch at the center with the staff or eat out; there are a lot of street restaurants around. Travel to work: about 1 hour by bus.
Volunteers will stay in a dormitory with rooms shared with other volunteers. Living conditions will be Vietnamese standard with separate bathroom, single bed with mattress. Food will be provided at accommodation. Meals will be mostly local food, which vary from the daily cooking schedule. During working days, volunteers may either have lunch outside or eat with the staff at Hope Centre. They have to inform the cook at the centre one day in advance if they want to eat there. Volunteres can also come back to eat at the volunteer house.
Phuc Tue center is located in a busy and convenient area with a lot of coffee shops, restaurant and convenient stores. It is quite near the city center and not so far from West Lake, the largest lake in Hanoi.
Volunteers should like to work with handicapped children and maturity and initiative spirit. Preference: Volunteers with background or experience in medical/social work or disability. However, volunteers without experience or background will still be able to join in different work as children are very excited with foreigners. Besides, volunteers should be patient, creative and active in that working environment. – Age: 18 or over – Minimum stay preferred 2 weeks. – Be open-minded and sociable. – Be willing to learn about the culture and integrate into local community.