Experience the ethnic culture of Thai people in Hoa Binh in Vietnam
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Buoc village is a small village of Thai people (an ethnic group who came from southern China). It is a scenic village amidst a green and pure landscape surrounded by mountains. Because of the natural conditions, Thai people here rely mainly on agriculture. In the past, the village was located by a stream and the people used water from the stream for gardening. Although the stream is very beautiful, it is dangerous. During the rainy season, water from the mountains goes down the streams and washes everything away, making it very dangerous to live nearby. For this reason, the government helped the residents to move to higher ground, and build permanent traditional houses of wood. Years have passed since the new Buoc village was reconstructed in 2002. Currently, firm houses, concrete roads and electricity have become the living environment of every villager. Despite the new infrastructure, the villagers still lack education and understanding of the modern society. Therefore, volunteers are invited to come to Buoc and help the villagers.
The volunteers will be split into small teams to do different tasks including: - Organizing activities for children - Creating a friendly environment - Helping locals understand the importance of protecting the environment - Some environmental activities such as gardening, building a bamboo fence, planting trees
On the weekend, the group can visit beautiful natural spots in Hoa Binh that can't be found in the tourist books. Besides, we can organize cultural exchange activities and games with villagers and local volunteers.
Project dates: August 14 - August 25, 2018
Location: The project takes place in Buoc village, near Mai Chau town, Hoa Binh province. It's about 160 km north of Ha Noi.
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 now, click here: http://cadip.org/enrol
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