Social Work, helping disabled and autism children in Hanoi

 

Phuc Tue care center offers care, education, career advice and vocational training for mentally and physically impaired children.

 

Their mission is to care for, educate, restore mental health, teach, and guide disabled individuals to enable them to find suitable jobs, build self-confidence and become more independent in their everyday lives. As they are absorbed into the community, their burden on their families in particular, and society as a whole, will diminish. 

 

Besides early grade academic lessons, educational programs include physical education and therapy, yoga, painting and poetry.

 

1.1. Location: Center of Hanoi

1.2. Help:

- Caring for and playing with disabled children.

- Feeding the children during lunch time.

- Initiating campaigns for donations of books, old clothes, old shoes for the children (depends on volunteers).

- Help the center do gardening to provide food for the children.

- Become involved in community and school-based projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.3. Dura

1.4. Requirements: 

- Initiative spirit and like to work with disabled children.

- Creative and active in this particular working environment.

- Having a medical background and/or experience in working with people with disabilities is advantageous. However, volunteers without experience will still be able to join with the guidance of teachers.

 

Fund Raising

 

Established in 2002, Binh Minh specialized school was first a center for handicapped children in Dong Anh district, Hanoi. After the beginning under hard conditions, the school now contains 102 students, 8 classes, 28 staff (of whom 17 are teachers).

The school is now in need of equipments for physical activities and computers. Moreover, the school teachers also wish to extend the age and the number of students who could be taken care (There are only primary-school students at the moment, and after finishing the school, many of them cannot purchase higher education or even do not have ability to function in daily life). The purpose of the project is to raise fund to increase their living standard (budget for food is only 8.000 vnd/ student/ meal).

 

Environmental Awerness in Ta Van - Sapa

 

Ta Van in Sapa (Lao Cai province) is a poor mountain districts in Northern Vietnam. Almost all of the local population are ethnic people, who are semi-illiterate, and lack education. Most of these people are farmers with very low income, are living in difficult conditions.

 

The ecosystem is valuable and it is important to preserve it. Sapa is visited by many tourists for its nature and the ethnics groups live from the agriculture, the resources of nature.

Waste management is as important for the health of the population as it is for the tourist attraction. Helping people to classify waste is important for the environmental protection and the sustainable development

 

Raising awareness about environmental protection in Ta Van village enable to preserve nature for the future generations and allow the population to live in a healthy environment

 

PROJECT AIM

With the purpose of helping these ethnic populations acquire the knowledge and skills needed for their future and to protect the environment, CVTD is implementing a sustainable development program in Ta Van village. The program aims at raise awareness on the ecosystem, teach locals to take care of their wastes, sensitize about hygiene and asbestos that are known to cause serious health hazards in humans.

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • -Prepare and teach classes to raise awareness to the population about waste and ecosystem.
  • -Create campaigns of cleaning the villages by mobilizing young ethnic people of the region to teach them to respect nature and raise awareness about wastes.
  • -Raise awareness about Asbestos that are known to cause serious health hazards in humans.
  • -Raise awareness about the importance of clean kitchen and houses for the heath of the populations.

 

 

TRAINING, SUPPORT, BENEFITS AND OPPORTUNITIES

  • -Furnished comfortable accommodation at the Volunteer House, including a shared kitchen and Internet capabilities.
  • -Residential registration and working visa extension.
  • -Vietnamese lessons can be offered on request.
  • -Opportunities to discovery special cultural areas for free in every weekend.
  • -Volunteer will be provided with sufficient and well-arranged working facilities, including a computer with Internet access, a shared printer and many helpful and friendly colleagues.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Native speaker or fully fluent in English
  2. Knowledge on sustainable development  
  3. Bachelor degree in fields of social science, social work, social administration, social planning and development, international relation, public relation, or related areas.
  4. Strong inter-personal skills and experience in working with people,..

 

 

     

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  • I had a great time volunteering with CVTD. Had the opportunity to meet amazing people from so many countries, besides the experience to work with disable kids that was so special and definitely unforgettable in my life. I got all the support i needed and felt home during the month i spent on the project. Hope to come back one day. 

  • My experience with CVTD Vietnam was great ! Work with kids is really tiring and you have to keep your energy and enthusiasm all the time but when you see them smiling, having fun and the most important learning things from you it really worth it ! 
     

  • I had an amzing time!Definitely the place to volunteer if you are in vietnam!the girls who work there are superfriendly and make you feel at home in no time.

  • These have a great record of providing low- income families an opportunity to learn English. With so many NGOs to choose from in Vietnam, I found these follows its mission of wanting to make a difference and not skewing away from its original plan of helping others. 

  • Thanks for the good wishes and your support during my stay-I'll definitly come back if i get the chance.

  • I stayed and worked here for several weeks and had a very fun and rewarding experience. The students are great. The staff is friendly and the food is good. You'll typically have roommates from Vietnam,...

  • I really enjoyed being part CVTD Team. This has been a super great time. Children are willing to learn English which is very motivated. So classes are very pleasant. 

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