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Working with Disabled Children in Vietnam
Working with Disabled Children in Vietnam

Working with Disabled Children in Vietnam

Assist in the caretaking of special children afflicted with mental and physical disabilities
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    Overview

    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.

    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

    Impact

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    Location

    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon, is located in the southeastern region of Vietnam and is the country’s largest city. During your stay, you will be living in a dorm on college campus right in the center of the city.
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    Itinerary

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      Saturday/Sunday - Arrival
      Arrive at SGN (Tan Son Nhat International Airport) on Saturday or Sunday between 06:00 - 22:00 to be met upon landing by our team. Flight arrivals after 22:00 will incur an additional fee for pickup. Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.
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      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.
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      Tuesday - 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.
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      Saturday - Departure
      Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Take a taxi to the airport (30 mins) for earliest flights Saturday midday
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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredNo
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Modest clothing - long pants/skirt covering the knees
    • You are more than welcome to bring teaching materials/resources!

    Food

    Basic Vietnamese meals are provided on campus. Food include some western dishes such as sandwiches, spaghetti and bread.

    Accommodation

    The accommodation is located on a campus in a college dorm. As such, it follows certain campus rules such as a night curfew.

    We also have a room reserved as an “office”, where you can go to if you want some peace and quiet. We have books and magazines available here for you to borrow.

    There is the nice local café next to our dorm. A beautiful and peaceful place where you can enjoy fresh juices, snacks etc..

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Working with Disabled Children

CategoryTeaching
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$350/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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