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Thai Binh
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Area (ha): 8
Persons: 10
Category: Other
Host ID: 50948
Country: Vietnam

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Last Updated: October 15, 2016

Learn, Live and Laugh, get small extra money and explore Vietnam’s most productive rice field in Thai Binh – Vietnam

We started our programs because non-formal, vocational training and other forms of education are much needed in Vietnam, especially for the unprivileged youngsters in rural areas.
Belongs to the Red River Delta, our center is located in Thai Binh province. Thai Binh is a granary of North Viet Nam. The province is surrounded by Hai Duong Province and Hai Phong City on the north, Ha Nam and Hung Yen provinces on the west, East Sea on the east and Nam Dinh Province on the south. Three faces of Thai Binh are Red, Luoc and Hoa rivers, and one face is 53km seaside and no any mountain.
The subsequent fertile soil was excellent for growing grains, especially rice. Thai Binh rice is acknowledged as the best strain in the North of Vietnam. There are 200 types of aquaculture and 2,500 kinds of rare birds, too. On monsoon tropical region, Thai Binh has cold winter (from November to April) and hot summer (from May to October). Annual average temperature is 23.50C, the lowest temperature is 40C and the highest one is 38. 0C. Average rainfall is from 1.400mm to 1.800mm.
Due to its richness of aquatic products and grains, locals here have created a number of local specialties from their natural materials; among of these the most famous are Canh Ca Quynh Coi (Quynh Coi fish soup) and caycake.

Coming to Thai Binh, you will enjoy visiting inshore sandbanks where rare birds stops, seeing natural beauty in mangrove forest, swimming in Dong Chau Beach, and joining interesting traditional festivals. Well-known culture constructions are Dong Bang, Tien La temples, and Keo Pagoda. There are many valuable votive objects and beautiful three-storey bell tower in Keo Pagoda. Various flowers and fruits in Bach Thuan Garden Village also attract many visitors every year. This province is rich of traditional handicraft villages like weave fabric in Phuong La, mat weave in Hoi, silver carve in Dong Xam, copper casting in An Long, lace embroider in Minh Lang, cay cake making in Nguyen Xa. You are able to enjoy many folk songs, festival games in traditional festivals such as water puppet in Nguyen Xa, cheo song in Khuoc, fish and duck catching, rice cooking competition and squib contests.

Our learning center founded in 2014, is an educational service funded by private donations. Its mission is to render service to low-income families through educational enhancement and literacy programs. This organization works with a belief that it is not necessary to “do different things but do things differently” under the upcoming issues related to Education.

Our goal is to be part of improving and expanding English language education, plant seeds of linguistic and cultural understanding that set students on a path toward success in international business and diplomacy.

Help needed
- Teach English at our clubs, schools
- Teach other subject such as Art, Music, Dance, Math, Geography, Chemistry…
- Teach other living skills for students at SOS charity school
- Conducting environment conservation activities
- Supporting farmer with farming and husbandry in surrounding villages…

We usually get students coming around from 3:00 – 8:00 PM on the week days and from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM on the weekends. Each Class is 1 hour and a half and you will need to take maximum 3 classes a day (on weekends) and having at least 2 days off a week.
Schedule are quite flexible since we are very much depending on our student’s schedule. So please take our apology at first for any change in your working schedule may upset you guys ?

As a volunteer you need to have the following skills and attributes:
- High level of English
- Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office tools and emails
- An outgoing, friendly and proactive character
- Comfortable working with a team or individually
- Good communication skills
- Able to use your own initiative and ask for help when needed

We will provide the following training and support:
- Induction to organisation
- Full training on all aspects of the role.
- Free food, private room, transportation and monthly allowances

We prefer volunteers who could stay at least 3 months so that you will learn, make friend with kids. Working arrangements are flexible, though we anticipate you would help a maximum of 4 -5 hours per day, 5 days a week.

What will Volunteer benefit from our program?
Joining our programs, you will have a lot of benefit such as:
- Make a life-changing experience on students' life by enabling them learn English and more
- A great chance for you to integrate into local people’s lives and traditions (the real Vietnamese life),
- Gaining more and deeper knowledge about teaching experiences,
- Discovering Vietnamese culture, traditions all whilst sampling traditional Vietnamese foods.
- We look after our volunteers
- Friendly, family-like environment,
- Comfort, convenience and happiness.

Accommodation and Food support

You will stay in a volunteer’s house with other volunteers and staffs. They speak basic English, though you can organise your class with them every day to help us change their life.
You will have a private room with basic facilities including wifi, laundry and a kitchen thought you may need to share the room with other volunteers from time to time. Food will be prepared by staffs following your list of stuffs required for the week, though you can prepare yourself whenever you want to make your own food. We will as well support with traveling and monthly allowance which ensure you will not have to spend any coins from your own pocket. If you wish to stay longer, like a year, we are willing to pay you as a full-time English teacher.

What else

We part of women enterprise network that leading by a women leaded NGO which accepting volunteers from several organisations that mobilizing volunteers around the world. They always have at least 15 - 20 international volunteers working in different projects and sites. We always try to select volunteers from different countries to best introducing our students, women leaded enterprises about different part of the world. Thus, you will have a great opportunity to work, learn and share your experience with people from different countries, different background and gain a lot of fun and experience together.

I am an English teacher of the high school that you will teach sometime. I have spent all my life dreaming about how to bring our kids go global, how to change their way of living and life. I am almost 40 to happily found a perfect way of inviting your guys to give me a hand, turning my dream came true!

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