“My experience was amazing. I met an amazing group of people and the program itself was very rewarding; the kids were beautiful” Chelsea
Make a genuine difference to the lives of these special needs kids at a day-care centre attached to a local hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. This project cares for up to 25 disabled Vietnamese children, and volunteers are a valuable help to the local full-time staff.
The key focus area for improving the quality of the children's lives is enhancing their speech and muscular capacity. Daily regimes are carried out in which you will play a part.
The volunteer team help with all aspects of care, from assisting at mealtimes to reading, playing games, dancing and singing and generally having fun with the kids. Painting, art and other creative pursuits are encouraged by the hospital. Previous childcare experience, whilst helpful is not essential.
Your enthusiasm and love for these kids will be of great value – bring lots of energy, heaps of patience and a great big smile and you will enjoy every minute – not only that, but the kids will love having you there too! Vietnam is a fascinating country with a turbulent history, and during your time here you’ll explore and learn all about it.
By joining this program and giving 1-1 attention you will play a part in helping these special kids become more socially active, developing skills which will enable them to live a life with more dignity and independence and to become active members of the community in future.