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Green You - Green The World
This project is part of the SCI North South Programmes. Volunteers should be 20 years old, have previous volunteering experience and take part in the Preparation Workshops organised by their sending branch. More details from your sending branch.
20 Jul 2019
28 Jul 2019
11: Climate and sustainable lifestyle
Climate for Peace Programme:
Teaching / Environment / Work with children
Number of volunteers:
Free places for Males:
Free places for Females:
Free places last update:
18 Mar 2019
18 - 99
16 - 99
Extra fee to be paid in the hosting country:
Purpose of extra costs:
The extra cost is for volunteers expenses, project related expenses and support for STEP administration.
Description: "Green You - Green the World” is an activity which belongs to the worldwide “Climate for Peace” Campaign of SCI; with the main aim is to promote social and environmental awareness at local level, mainly in Vietnam. Our main project site is Vung Tau - famous tourist city in the south of Vietnam. Its beautiful beach is suffering from marine litter by both local and tourists. Therefore, this camp hope to help in contributing directly to environmental protection by cleaning the coastline as well as allowing participants to learn about global and local environmental issues, especially regarding ocean plastic pollution.
Type of Work: Volunteers will join hands with local participants to do beach clean-up.
Moreover, volunteers need to work together to create workshop/ lesson for children to increase their knowledge and share simple lifestyle practice for protecting environment.
Location: At home classroom. Number of children: Around 20 (Primary Students from around Vung Tau city). Aside from the main tasks, participants will also have chances to learn about Local Cultures and engage with each other through different fun bonding activities.
Study Theme: Environmental Issues in Vietnam & the world / Intercultural Awareness
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in local hostel in Vung Tau.
Volunteers will be divided into team and take turn to cook,
Approximate Location: Vung Tau city, Vietnam
Organization Description: STEP Forward Exchange is a youth led group supported by SCI Hong Kong that focus on providing a platform for socially and economically disadvantaged families in rural areas of the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam; to improve their livelihood, in particular women and children who are likely to or already living in poverty- stricken circumstances. This will be achieved through the provision or reparation of housing, support in building, reparation of classroom as well as scholarship programs. STEP also emphasis on developing cultural awareness and exchange between local community and international volunteers through international volunteer program.
Our projects focus on 3 key areas: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Improve the lives of impoverished families in rural areas through construction and reparation of housing. This will be aided by workcamp programs encouraging international and local volunteers to fundraise and take an active role working on individual projects.
Encourage educational and economic development in the local area through the provision of scholarships for children and microfinance funding for family business.
Encourage cultural awareness and understanding between local and international communities.
Provide a platform for people from different countries to learn about diverse cultures and
customs through collective goal. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Through experiential learning volunteers learn:
Additional skill: construction, cooking, teaching, group living, communication, teamwork, travel skill
To expose themselves to the tradition of the local community as well as culture of other volunteers. Learn to respect and appreciate other culture, diversity and build peace.
To develop their existing talents and explore their potential.