Health & Childcare at Disabled Centre

Care and education for special needs children

Children with special need (mental and physical disabilities) are staring at a challenging future ahead of them. Life is
already not a bed of roses for most normal adult, things become even tougher when we become aware of the
biases and prejudices that these kids will face when they grow up.

Future of kids is aconstant source of worry for their parents as the parents think about the time when they will become oldand will not be able to support their kids as much as they do now. Activities of volunteers include: -

  • Help and support the kids to do some activities.
  • Help them to eat and walk around.
  • Feed those children who are not able to eat.
  • Change their diapers and keep them clean all the time.
  • Help them to go washroom.
  • Make some recreational activities with kids, so they feel relaxed and happy.
  • Teach them health and hygiene.
  • Teach them some drawing and arts.

And therefore, the activities of the projects and volunteers are crucial in providing as much preparation tothese kids for what lies ahead in life for them. Volunteers not only serve as hands-on helping teachers andcaregivers but also as role models for these kids to remember and draw inspiration from, for the rest oftheir lives.

Specific conditions for this type of project activities -

  • Formal education or past experience related to the type of project: Not required.
  • Language Proficiency: Basic English
  • Open to which gender of volunteers: Male and Female
  • A criminal Background check is mandatory for volunteers to ensure the wellbeing of children at the Project.

Location - Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh city, formerly named as Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam which is 13km far from Tan Son Nhat International airport. It was the capital of the French Colony protectorate of Cochinc china (1862-1954) in South Vietnam and the city lies along the Saigon River, to the north of the Mekong river delta, about 80km from the South China Sea. It is an international tourist destination with rapid growth. It is also one of Vietnam’s most famous sea side towns and there are plenty of tourist attractions here.

Many backpackers, beach-lovers, nature and culture lovers, military veterans and soldiers are among the tourists who visit Vietnam. International and local tour operators provide tour packages such as bicycle and walking tours, kayak trips, photography tours and multi-country tours including trips to Laos and Cambodia.

The Hanoi city is usually the landing port and it is one of the most famous destinations of Vietnam. Tourists can spend a few hours to a day exploring the city and its neighbouring villages such as the Bat Trang Ceramic Village, Duong Lam Ancient Village and the Van Phuc Silk Village.

Halong Bay is a place in North Vietnam that tourists should not miss visiting and they can access the place by boat. Ninh Binh is another famous spot with plenty of attractions such as the Van Long Lagoon, Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel, Trang An Landscape Complex, Three Grottos or Tam Coc and the Bai Dinh which is South-east Asia’s largest pagoda. Mai Chau is another popular destination and also Moc Chau, the highland area nearby.

Not only the classic sights but also the personal experiences that Vietnam offers make a visitor’s trip to the country memorable. Visitors can experience patterns of high, vivid and green mountains along with golden stretches of rice paddies in Sapa town. There is plenty to unlock in this country from its villages to cities, beach relaxation, mountain trekking, swimming, sea food, fishing villages, yellow and white sand hills and so on.

Volunteer and Travel Option

You can’t put a price on such an enriching adventure experience, but we strive to offer exceptional value for money and flexible
packages that cater to everyone’s needs. We also offer a weekly extension for those of you who are not ready to say goodbye to
beautiful Vietnam.

  • 2 weeks €1,442
  • 3 weeks €2,142
  • 4 weeks €2,992
  • Weekly extension €242
  • Additional services
  • Out of hours airport pickup €25
  • Additional night accommodation €33

Included Services and Activities

  • Accommodation on sharing occupancy basis for the program duration selected.
  • Airport pickup on arrival#
  • Drop off at the airport at the end of the program
  • Daily return transfers between accommodation and volunteer project
  • All required transfers for cultural workshops and excursions (as included in the program)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner of local cuisine from the time of arrival till departure during the volunteering days and free weekends.
  • A thorough orientation upon arrival including various topics of local culture, personal well-being and appropriate behavior.
  • Cooking workshop to observe and learn Vietnamese cuisine and try your hands at it yourself. Visit the home of a local, English-speaking middle-income level family to experience their day to day life, its challenges and opportunities. Have a meal with the family for a truly authentic experience.
  • Learn Vietnamese for fun, use during trips and volunteer work.
  • Project introduction to get you settled at the project.
  • Handover session so you may continue the work from where it was left by previous volunteers.
  • Daily work planning to plan the next day.
  • Daily accompanying staff to help with translation, organising and general support.
  • The material used for volunteering such as pens, papers, workbooks, paint, colours or others.
  • 1 night, 2 day Excursions to
  • Mekong Delta
  • Mui Ne
  • Entrance fees to monuments and sightseeing as required.
  • Services of English-speaking guides during sightseeing.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • All currently applicable taxes.

Volunteer Activities includes

  • Preparing meals for the children and feeding them
  • Helping the children with bathing, homework, etc
  • Other activities as may be needed by the institution/facility such as motor skills and preparation for early education, education on health and hygiene, etc

Accommodation and Amenities

  • Western-style toilets
  • Shared bathroom with hot showers
  • Separate balconies
  • Opportunity to upgrade to single room (at extra cost)
  • Free Wi-Fi 24/7
  • Mini-library
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Computers, printer and scanner
  • Recreation and common hall
  • Purified drinking water

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Program Itinerary

Duration : 15 Days

Place : Vietnam

  • Day 1

    Arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport and transfer to Idex camp. (No Meals)

  • Day 2

    You start your day with a detailed orientation. This is a very important part of the program and in this orientation, you will get to know about:

    Orientation includes talks & presentations on:

    • Vietnam& its culture

    • Social development and the role of volunteers

    • How to do volunteer work

    • Project activities

    • Cultural responsibility

    • Personal safety & Code of Conducts

    • General Local area

    Overnight stay is at Ho Chi Minh City. (meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner)

  • Day 3

    After breakfast, you will spend your day at the volunteering project site and spend time there as per the work allocated to you. The day includes one session on Vietnamese language lesson. (meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner).

  • Day 4

    Continue your volunteering work (for about five hours in a day). After you are done for the day, there will be a local food preparation demonstration and food tasting session. The day ends with a dinner. (meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner).

  • Day 5

    Continue your volunteering work (for about 5 hours in a day). Your evening will be free (meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner).

    • Day 6

      Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

      Morning after breakfast drive to Mekong Delta. Check in to your accommodation upon reaching.

      Rest of the day – You are at leisure to explore the beautiful city on your own.

      Stay overnight at accommodation, Mekong Delta (Meal – Breakfast)

    • Day 7

      Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City

      Morning – You are at leisure.

      Afternoon check out from your accommodation and drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.

      Overnight stay at accommodation, Ho Chi Minh City (Meals- Breakfast & Dinner)

    • Day 8

      Volunteering project continues. Afternoon Vietnamese language class and free time. Overnight stay at accommodation, Ho Chi Minh City (Meals- Breakfast & Dinner)

    • Day 9

      Volunteering in the morning. Afternoon Vietnamese language class. Visit a local family in the evening for learning about day to day life in Vietnam and have a meal with them.

    • Day 10

      Volunteer Work with the daily schedule of volunteering and free time.Overnight stay at accommodation, Ho Chi Minh City (Meals- Breakfast & Dinner)

    • Day 11

      Volunteer Work with the daily schedule of volunteering and free time.Overnight stay at accommodation, Ho Chi Minh City (Meals- Breakfast & Dinner)

    • Day 12

      Volunteer Work with the daily schedule of volunteering and free time. Overnight stay at accommodation, Ho Chi Minh City (Meals- Breakfast & Dinner)

    • Day 13

      Ho Chi Minh City – Mui Ne

      Morning – After breakfast set off for a lovely drive to Mui Ne.

      Arrive at Mui Ne and check in to your hotel.

      Enjoy the rest of your evening at your leisure, perhaps strolling along the beach.

      Overnight stay at accommodation, Mui Ne (Meal – Breakfast)

    • Day 14

      (Sunday): Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh City

      Awaken early to enjoy the beautiful sunrise over the Mui Ne Red Sand Dunes, followed by breakfast. After a visit to the Fairy Stream and a fishing village, use the rest of the morning to relax on the beach or take in some water sports at your leisure (own expense).

      Later – Check out from your accommodation and drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.

      Evening after dinner check out from your accommodation and transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport after20:00 hrs. (Please refer to arrival and departure procedure for details).

    • Day 15

      Departure by 10:00 am

Typical Daily Schedule

Monday – Friday
This is a basic outline for volunteers – the weekend excursions are only included in the ‘Volunteer & Travel’ package.
A more detailed itinerary is available on request.

  • Activities Time
  • Breakfast at IDEX accommodation 7:30 - 8:30
  • Project work 9:00 – 12:30
  • Lunch 12:30 – 13:30
  • Free time/relaxation 13:30 – 14:00
  • Project work 14:00 – 16:00
  • Preparation meeting/lesson planning for next day 16:00 – 17:00
  • Tea/coffee at IDEX accommodation 17:00 – 17:30
  • Dinner at IDEX accommodation 19:00 – 20:00

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