Organizing Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations for underprivileged children in Vietnam
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
The Mid-Autumn festival is named "Tết Trung Thu" in Vietnamese. It is also known as Children's Festival because of the event's emphasis on children. In olden times, the Vietnamese believed that children, being innocent and pure, had the closest connection to the sacred and natural world. Being close to children was seen as a way to connect with animist spirits and deities.
One important event before and during the festival are lion dances. Dances are performed by both non-professional children's groups and trained professional groups. Lion dance groups perform on the streets, going to houses asking for permission to perform for them. If the host consents, the "lion" will come in and start dancing as a blessing of luck and fortune for the home. In return, the host gives lucky money to show their gratitude.
Volunteers will prepare performances and gifts for disadvantaged children with different backgrounds: kids from poor communities, street children, children patients in the National hospital of Acupuncture, etc.
Project dates: September 19 - September 26, 2018
More information and other available projects in Vietnam: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-vietnam
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
To enroll in the project, click here: http://cadip.org
or give us a call: USA: 310-882-7400; 646-657-2900; 617-841-0400;
Canada: 416-943-4900; 604-628-7400; 514-316-8500; 780-638-2500; 613-454-5500