Center for disabled children

Phuc Tue care centre offers care, education, career advice and vocational training for mentally and physically impaired children. Phuc Tue Center, based in Hanoi, was established on June 1st, 2001 according to Decision No 02/2001/QD under the Hanoi Relief Association for Disabled 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. Besides early grade academic lessons, educational programs include physical education and therapy, yoga, painting and poetry.

Currently, the center has 80 disabled children and adults, aged between 2 and 22 years, and divided into four classes. Their disabilities include Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, children who are victims of Agent Orange, and various other mental disorders. The number of children varies from time to time. The centre tailors its educational programs to suit each individual, and employs the use of psychotherapy, modern medicine and other traditional therapies as part of the rehabilitation program for the mentally disabled.

 

Thanks to the dedication of the 22 teachers, psychologists, doctors, nurses and other administrative staff, and the efforts of domestic and international volunteers and private families, there has been a marked improvement in at least 30% of the students. Many of them have attended school, found employment and have been integrated into the community.

With their limited finances, there is a need at Phuc Tue Center to improve their infrastructure, and they appeal to the generosity of volunteers, individuals, and organizations to assist them.

 

Here are some tasks that you as a volunteer can do there:

  • - Caring for and playing with disabled children
  • - Helping during lessons
  • - 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
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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. 

  • I came to CVTD , wanting to be an English teacher but I had no experience. 
    CVTD has given me the opportunity to put my training into action and teach a wide range for ages and English levels in a classroom setting.

  • I came to CVTD with the teaching experience and how I feel more confident with teaching English to all ages. I have never volunteered before so volunteering at CVTD has made me feel good and I’m glad that I got this opportunity.

  • It has been a nice experience. It is a good feeling help people who want to improve their English level and Vietnamese students are very grateful and they have made me feel very well.