Working with Disabled Children in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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15 people
7 days
Code: 112
Activity and Adventure, Care Work, Volunteering Abroad
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This childcare home cares for 20-25 Vietnamese children with a mixture of disabilities daily. The main role participants will play at this project is caring for the children. This will be in the form of comforting them, playing games, and socialising with them. Previous experience in this field would be helpful but not essential.

The key area for improving the quality of the children's lives is enhancing their speech and muscular capacity. Daily regimes are carried out for the children, in which you too can play a part.

Other activities encouraged and greatly enjoyed by the children include playing games, dancing and singing. Painting, art and other means of creativity is encouraged by the hospital for the children.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives
  • Support the disabled children so they can have a better/happier life
  • Get insights into the local way of working and assist the hospital staff
  • Gain some teaching practice and learn a few basics on how to take care of children with special needs
Schedule
Monday

If this is your first week, you will be introduced to the project and the staff. At this point you will also discuss your upcoming role at the project. You will be introduced to the children and will have the chance to discuss with the manager about your desired role in the project.

Tuesday to Friday

You will begin your disabled children’s home placement. Your exact role will depend upon the needs of the disabled children’s home at the time. Playing games with the children, helping with their speech and posture are commonly carried out.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                -

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

There are no further requirements for this program.

There are no further requirements for this program.

Additional Equipment
  • Modest clothing - long pants/skirt covering the knees
  • You are more than welcome to bring teaching materials/resources!

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

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