The volunteers will support an orphanage run by monks, which was built in the early 20th century, and is quite famous in Ho Chi Minh City. The orphanage is now a place of charity for unlucky children and also helps treat diseases. Now the monks are taking care of and bringing up more than 200 children from the South of Vietnam. The children here have unfortunate backgrounds as many have been abandoned by their parents and relatives. Every few months, the monks find a new baby left in front of the pagoda gate. The head monk sometimes receives phone calls from hospitals requesting him to take in abandoned babies. At the moment, about 200 children live in the orphanage; their ages ranging from 5 days old to 20 years old. 90 of them are orphans that are suffering from cerebral palsy, blindness or Down syndrome. At present, about 30-40 local children have the chance to study at the orphanage as some local teachers teach them Vietnamese in the morning.
Volunteers will spend time with the children and help to improve their English, organize games and other activities for them. Volunteers will also do some manual work to improve the houses and classrooms of the children, like painting, cleaning and renovation. Volunteers will get closer to the children’s life and try to build up wider horizons for the children and encourage them to learn better for a brighter future. Volunteers may also support children with disabilities in the disabled children room.
August 3 – August 15, 2020
August 31 – September 12, 2020
October 5 – October 17, 2020
November 2 – November 14, 2020
December 21, 2020 – January 2, 2021
January 25 – February 6, 2021
More information and other available projects in Vietnam: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-vietnam
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