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Workcamp about sports education

Education Project – Sports education

The Sports Education project is designed for volunteers who wish to work with children in schools/orphanages or house for homeless children, but not necessarily spend all their time teaching in a classroom. Volunteers have the opportunity to assist in schools/orphanages to broaden children’s knowledge of sport, through teaching “foreign” sports and games to the children and educating them on general fitness, health and wellbeing in addition to taking general lessons at the school. It is up to the volunteer to plan lessons and design the teaching of their sports program. Children are extremely enthusiastic and willing to learn, however past volunteers have found it important to be prepared if they are to teach the children foreign concepts and ideas (such as a new sport). While football/soccer is extremely popular in Vietnam, many volunteers have found it rewarding to teach the children other sports from the volunteer’s home country, such as baseball, lacrosse, basketball, cricket and rugby. If a volunteer wishes to do this, they must plan ahead and often bring the required materials and equipment themselves as it is highly likely this will not be available in local stores and shopping centres. Volunteers do not need any previous teaching experience for this program, but it is important to note that volunteers may be required to teach other classes during the day, such as English, Math, English, Science or Social Studies (Geography and History). Therefore, this program is really connected to teaching program.

Duration of the project and participation fee

2 weeks, 280 euro

MAIN ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM (what the fee is included)

  •  Pick up from Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh city) international airport
  •  Accommodation at Volunteer House (Peace House)
  •  Food (3 meals per day) & drinking water
  •  1 to 3-days Orientation trainingo Presentation of aims and structure of VPV & ist’s projects
    o Short introduction to Vietnam and tourist destinations recommendation o Practical information and arrangements
    o Basic Vietnamese & local travel guide
    o Visit to Host Placement(s)
  •  1- day Mid-term Evaluation (for those who stay for 6 months and over)
  •  1- day Final Evaluation
  •  On going support and supervision during the program (24/7 support)
  •  Local transportation to the project on working daysWhat is not include in the fee
    •  Air fare, visa and travel/medical insurance
    •  Personage expenses during program
    •  Meals/Accommodation out arranged by personage plan

THE ARRIVAL AIRPORT AND START DATES

The arrival airport
The arrival airport is Tan Son Nhat international airport in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam (or Ho Chi Minh city international airport- There is another name is Saigon international airport). There are direct connection/flights from this airport to most international airports in the world (North of America, Europe, Asia, Australia, etc).

The start dates

Our projects start officially on every Tuesday, except Tuesday 24 Jan 31 Jan 2017 (as it is holiday).

Office and volunteer house

Office and volunteer house (Peace House) is a 6-storey building on street No.23, Tan Qui ward, District 7, a residential area with many shops surrounding. District 7 is a part of city central and it is about 6km (4 miles) to District 1 (the most central), which is about 15 minutes driving.

There are 6 bedrooms over 3 top floors, with the capacity of hosting up to 40 persons at a time. The normal number is in between 10-25 volunteers. Volunteers will share the room with other volunteers from different countries in the same programme. The normal number will be 1-5 volunteers per room. In the busy season, the size can be either 7 to 9 per room.

By individual request, the private room or twin room can be arranged, either at volunteer house or at private accommodation near by.

The first floor is for office, meeting & dining room. The second floor is for common room & kitchen and thereis a terrace on top for chatting or viewing to city.

Address: No 63, street No 23, Tan Qui ward, District 7, Hochiminh city

In the house, there are TV, PC, free wifi, fridge, washing machine, air conditioner, hot water, provided meals as well as cooking equipment, common area & terrace. Bunk-beds, fans, sheets, pillows, mosquito-net& blankets are provided. Bathroom is inside every private bedroom with shower (cold & hot water using solar energy) and toilet; please bring your own towel.

There is a permanent cook who prepares a wide variety of delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes with locally sourced, fresh produced daily from Monday to Saturday morning. At the weekend, food will be beef noodle and served by local restaurant near by; apart from this , volunteer are freely to cook in the kitchen.

For some special cases, when volunteers work at projects in other places than Ho Chi Minh city , they will stay at the project site.

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