TEACHING AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
About Teaching & Assistance
The project activities of the volunteers are designed in such a way that there is no need for previous teaching experience to participate in a teaching project. Teaching material, every day lesson/activity planning and day to day support is provided to volunteers for helping them make the most impact in their time at the project.
Volunteers engaging in teaching activities make a direct and long term contribution towards the development of students by building their confidence, academic performance and future prospects.
In the words of Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, it is stated clearly that to change the world or society, it is essential that education should be given importance. Education is the birth-right of every child and equal opportunities for better education should be given to every child present in the society. Every child should be given the gift of basic education as it is considered as the bedrock of development. Education helps in changing the personality and the story of a child to live a better life. About 61 million children across the world are not able to attend schools and get basic education and so lead a life of poverty. Education opens the gate for a number of opportunities and increases the lifetime earnings of the individual.
A Trip Unlike Any Other
Waking up in the foothills of the Himalayas is a unique experience that you will carry with you forever. Our programme is packed with activities and sights that will amaze your family and friends. You will meet volunteers from all over the world – young women and men just like you who want to make a difference, broaden their horizons, and live an amazing adventure in a part of the world that not many will ever get to experience. The bonds you create will last you a lifetime.
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
Included Services and Activities
●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.
Volunteer Activities includes
Volunteers work mostly in pairs as teachers or teaching assistants in one or more of the following based on the curriculum and academic plans for the educational facility or project:
Accommodation and Amenities
Program Start Dates
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.
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