Globe Aware's program is in historical Hội An. The officially Socialist government, run by the Communist party, has made recent reforms which open the economy for trade and some building wealth. Volunteers will see, however, that the old and new Revolutions have left many rural peasants behind in their idealism of minimum living standards. Our projects help these people.
Depending on number of volunteers per group, you will be engaged in a variety of projects, such as building chicken coops and donating chickens to provide a sustainable protein source to those in need. Building a little free library, teaching English pronunciation and colloquialisms, the building and refurbishment of playgrounds and better homes to replace substandard housing. Refurbishment of buildings for use as schools, work with kindergarten and primary schools, as well as other infrastructure to help raise the standards of living throughout rural Vietnam. (Kindergartens are not currently funded by the Vietnamese government).
Disadvantaged youths living in rural areas outside of town are allowed to attend the schools we work on at no cost. Most volunteers will have the opportunity to teach Basic English and play games with the children, and assist with our new Little Library Project.
This program is most appropriate for those over 18, unless traveling with a parent or guardian, and those who feel reasonably confident about their overall fitness level. The work can be demanding and the climate is hot.
We are grateful to anyone who can bring books in Vietnamese and or English, some children coloring books and crayons and anything that have to do with the libraries with them when they come. Books that can teach the teachers how to educate the children from grades 2-9, and about the world at large (such as geography). Other good things for the teachers and students are things like: good pens, nice note books, arts and school supplies, used or new.
One week long program
No special skills required
Globe Aware's program is in historical Hội An. The officially Socialist government, run by the Communist party, has made recent reforms which open the economy for trade and some building wealth. Volunteers will see, however, that the old and new…