Working with children with disabilities - Ho Chi Minh
Description: The aim of the program is to jointly bring care, love and happiness to disadvantaged children through volunteers’ activities.
Volunteers will be working at the Centre of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation for Disabled Children (CORDC), a joint humane project between ‘Terre des Hommes’ (Germany) and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids & Social Affairs of Vietnam, with the aim of providing rehabilitation for all paralysed children in South Vietnam. The centre opened in 1983, and in conjunction with many humane societies across the world has provided free health care to thousands of Vietnamese children. It provides rehabilitation treatment to adults & children who are usually referred here by their doctor or other hospitals.
Type of Work: At the project, you will take on two main roles, as a volunteer you will essentially be working as another member of local staff and as such must act accordingly. On the other hand, you are also there to care for and be a friend of the children. When working with the local staff you will be required to assist them in providing basic rehabilitation exercises and therapy treatment for children. Back in the day-care room, one of the most important tasks is mealtimes when volunteers are expected to support local staff in feeding children who are unable to manage themselves. The staff will guide you and help you understand the need of each individual child. Group activities with the children through songs or games always have a positive impact on interaction development.
Study Theme: Taking Care of Disabled Children
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a dorm, sharing rooms with other volunteers. Maximum of 7 - 9 people per room, in 9 bunk beds. The house has Toilets & hot showers. Air-conditioner at night(9PM-6AM). The house has TV, free WIFI,fridges,and cooking facilities.
Language: Country language is Vietnamese
Requirements: Volunteers should like to work with children, show maturity and an initiative spirit. Besides this, volunteers should be patient, open-minded, creative and active in that working environment. Volunteers with a background or experience in medical work or disabilities will be able to work more closely with Doctors on specialized Physiotherapy.
Approximate Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Notes: Insurance : VPV does not provide any kind of insurance. It is volunteers’ responsibility to buy insurance that covers the whole period of his/her stay in Vietnam.
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