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Yen Bai
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Persons: 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 43799
Country: Vietnam

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Last Updated: August 17, 2019

This English learning club is located in northwest of Vietnam, Yen Bai province. We are committed to give back to the community by teaching English to the children and local people and by giving volunteers around the world a place to stay and explore Vietnam nature.

You will be teaching English for children or local people so that they can develop their language skills in order to secure a better future and work opportunities.

Prepare lessons or topics to teach or talk in the club. The members of club are kids, teenagers or adults. You can choose yourself topics or follows books. You have to work 4-5 hours everyday including preparing and teaching. If you dont have any teaching you will prepare lesson plan ahead of time.
Teaching experience isnot required to volunteers with us, but a plus.
Everyday you will clean common areas, go to market, cook and wash dishes. It is considered a common chore for anybody in the house.

If you are a carpenter or just know about carpent job please help us to paint the house and make things from wood and bamboo.

To be closer with nature we need help to grow flowers and make compost and water them and plants around the house and collect the stones from springs to make pathway to enter our house.

More than a volunteer, i consisder the friendship and consider you as a family member.

We are welcome all you guys who can share and exchange culture and languages and help with all of your heart and we can enjoy your accompany during your stay. And after finishing your stay we have good memory with eachother and talk about what you contribute to all our club members.

In return for your help, we will provide you with free accommodation and 3 homecooked meals/day, 2 days off/week.

We want to help the community to improve their quality of life through education while maintaining their unique culture.

Minimum Program Length

We require volunteers that can stay for at least 3 weeks and priority will be given to long term volunteers.

WHAT VOLUNTEER WILL GAIN FROM VOLUNTEERING WITH US

You can learn Vietnamese from our club members or from local people. Local people are friendly and helpful.

Volunteering here also give you teaching experience, which you will need for a teaching job in Vietnam or in your home countries. If i see you learn well and have potential to become a good teacher in teaching english i will help to find you a teaching job in Vietnam.

You will live in the Northern part of Vietnam and will experience the pace of life and day to day life is different compared to the rest of Vietnam.

We will cook and eat Northern vietnamese cuisine and will expand your knowledge regarding food.

on off days and time, you can swim in the hidden waterfalls, rowing boats in lakes, playing voleyball with local people and enjoy "The Real Vietnam". Basically everything an ordinary traveller wouldn't find and its untouched by tourism. It can't become more local than this.

We require volunteers that can stay for at least 3 weeks and priority will be given to long term volunteers.

SUGGESTED SKILLS AND INTERESTS

- Fluently in English
- Strong inter-personal skills, and experiences in working with a wide variety of people, cultural sensitivity

ABOUT THE LOCATION, YEN BAI PROVINCE

Yen Bai is a mountain province, characterised by rugged mountainous scenery and green rice paddy fields in
the valleys. The Hoang Lien Son mountain range runs through the province. The Red (or Thao) River and Chay River flow the province. Their origin is in the Yunnan, China. The valley created by these two river systems in the Yen Bai Province is fertile, though an uneven territory; Muong Lo plain is the rice bowl of the province. The topography is steep, rising from east to west and from south to north. The average elevation is about 600 meters (2,000 ft) above sea level and can be divided into two regions: low-lying regions on the left bank of the Red River basin and the high right bank of the Red River and in the plateau between the Red River and Da River there are many mountains. Besides the two main rivers, the Red and the Da, the province has about 200 canals, small streams and large lakes and swamps.

Tourism

Thac Ba is an artificial lake of Yen Bai Province. The lake consists of 1,331 hill-islands, varied vegetation cover and a diverse ecological setting. The caves and grottos in hill-islands on the lake such as Hum (Tiger) Cave, Cau Cuoi Cave and Thac Ba Temple are attractive to tourists. Thac Ba Lake is not only a scenic spot but also a historical place. In 1285, this area witnessed a battle in which General Tran Nhat Duat defeated
Yuan-Mongolian troops. In the Upper Lake, there remain several vestiges of the offices of Central agencies in the anti-French resistance. In the middle of the lake stands the Mong Son Grotto which housed the Yen Bai Party Committee during the anti-American resistance. Coming to there, tourists are able to relax in the lake, climb the mountain and explore the forests.
Vanhoi is very beautiful with waterfall when you can swim and go under the waterfall and it will massage your back and shoulders that is amazing, and there is another place in Vanhoi where you can climb rocks too. Besides, you can hire a small boat and row yourself in the lake and jump off the boat and swim in the lake in Vanhoi and enjoy lunch with my parents there. An unique n hidden bat cave with thousands small bats hanging inside which is untouched by tourist that just a few km far away n you will enjoy hiking around 2km walking in pathway up to moutains.

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