Volunteer opportunity posted by: CADIP - Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects
Posted on: February 19, 2013
Vietnam Friendship Village is a treatment/care centre for Agent Orange victims located in Ha Tay Province, which was opened in 1993 to treat children and veterans suffering from the effects of Agent Orange. The children, whose fathers or grandfathers were exposed (causing chromosomal damage) or who were contaminated from their mother's milk, suffer from a range of difficult conditions. While staying in Vietnam Friendship Village, children and veterans are nourished and are provided with free medical care. The children, who may stay there for several years, receive not only basic education, but also some forms of job training.
The aim of this project is to establish a new garden, and with this garden, the Friendship Village will be able to feed the whole community. A garden is a sustainable way to solve the problem of supplying food for everyone. Volunteers will help with clearing the site, preparing soil, weeding, planting vegetables and fruit trees, cleaning a fish pond and redecorating the flowers in the garden. Additional activities may include planting trees, moving bricks for construction, collecting garbage and playing with the children or exchanging with local volunteers or farmers.
February 25 - March 9, 2013
March 25 - April 6, 2013
Study theme: Disadvantaged children in Vietnam
More info and other projects in Vietnam: www.cadip.org/volunteer-in-vietnam.htm
To enroll in the project now, click here: http://www.cadip.org/enrol.htm
or give us a call: 310-882-7400; 646-582-9000; 617-841-0400; 416-943-4900;
604-628-7400; 514-316-8500; 780-638-2500; 613-454-5500