School brightening up
Description: Lao Cai boarding school was founded in 2009 in Muong Khuong town to provide educational environment and shelter for children in Lao Cai province to come to learn and stay. Currently, there are nearly 500 students attending this school, grouping in 14 classes from grade 6th to grade 12th. The students are from all 14 ethnic groups, with H’Mong and Nung students being the majority. The title of the workcamp, “school brightening up”, literally refers to the idea that we would carry out some activities to make the school look nicer and brighter. In a broader sense, it relates to our bigger goal: through these activities, we expect to create a nice, cozy and friendly atmosphere at this school, which would encourage the students to stay at school and enjoy studying.
Type of Work: The main activities include: • Cleaning the playground • Planting flowers and small trees on the playground • Decorating the playground with flower pots and recyled materials (old tyres, plastic bottles…) • Painting wall murals (around classrooms) • Creating English learning corners (painting wall murals with numbers or vocabulary in English; or creating an English bookshelf…) • Exchanging cultures with local students and people (with traditional games and performances) • Other activities based on volunteers’ ideas and the school’s needs.
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay at the school dormitory with basic living conditions. Volunteers should prepare for basic bathroom and toilet facilities. There will be bunk beds and mosquito nets. Volunteers should bring a sleeping bag. Electricity, internet, clean water is available but limited. Volunteers can eat at the school canteen or eat out at some restaurants nearby (1 or 2 km from the school). Food will mostly be locally sourced and cooked. Those who have special diet should inform VPV beforehand.
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CH-SCI 12.6 Town hall for culture (Lichtensteig SG)
09 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
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