The aim of the program is to provide an English language speaking environment for children to practice and improve their confidence in using a foreign language in communication.
The Phu Thung primary school is situated in the Tay Hô district of central Hanoi; just close to West Lake. The local area has many cafés and charming shops in the neighborhood. You can have relaxing walks with fresh ice-cream in the warmer afternoons. Phu Thuong Primary School is one of many public primary schools in Hanoi.
There are about 1,200 children aged between 6 and 11 years old who start learning English and French at grade 1 (6 years old). Teachers and children had not had many chances to meet and talk with foreigners until VPV sent its volunteers to help there.
There are 40 teachers, of which two are English teachers and two French teachers. English teachers are in charge of 15 classes and their lessons are more crowded, with about 40- 50 students per class. Meanwhile there are only 2 French classes with 30 students per class.
Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging): Volunteers will stay in a dormitory with rooms shared with other volunteers. Sometimes a project stay may be arranged. Living conditions will be Vietnamese standard with a separate bathroom and a single bed with a mattress.
Food will be provided at the accommodation. Meals will be mostly local food, which vary from the daily cooking schedule. Volunteers, especially those who are vegetarian, may be required to do some cooking by themselves. During working days food is provided by the host placement.