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English Teaching in Hanoi – November 13

Today is our second day working.  The NBK group didn’t have to be at the school until the afternoon, while the Blind-Link group was on basically the same schedule as the day before. John was trying to figure out his FaceBook address so he could give it out in class for those that asked. Linda […]

First Day of Work in Hanoi

Armistice Day in the US, and we Global Volunteers are in Hanoi, Vietnam, working on a project to advance English language skills at two sites.  Our group has two parts: 1) to assist students and teachers in the Nuygen Bien Kiem (NBK) school and 2) to assist blind and visually impaired persons with conversational English […]

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Explaining Blind-Link and Omamori Spa in Hanoi

We would like to introduce volunteers to our new organization, Blind-Link, and the Omamori Spa, a place for employment for visually impaired young Vietnamese adults.  We have finalized an important partnership between Global Volunteers and Blind Link to benefit the poorest and most vulnerable adults in Hanoi. Blind-Link has been a dream for many years.  […]

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A Donation of White Canes for Blind-Link Students!

Letter to team leader, Pam Cromer: Dear Ms. Cromer Thank you for thinking about AmbuTech.  We do support projects such as yours, and I would be pleased to work with Global Volunteers.  Our policy is to donate canes when we do have some in stock or to charge a minimal $10 – $12 per cane […]

We’re Making Progress and Look Forward to our Volunteers

At the meeting yesterday between Blind-Link and the Center of Training and Rehabilitation for the Blind (CTRB), we agreed to sign an agreement of cooperation to organize the English Communication Program for blind and partially sighted students of the Center. The English Communication Program will comprise two components: Short-term On-site teaching by native English speakers from […]

We Are Waiting for Global Volunteers!

My proposal to the Vietnamese Blind Association(VBA) School to have English conversational programs taught by Global Volunteers through our short-term visits have gotten very positive feedback. VBA’s school currently is providing an English course taught by blind Vietnamese teachers, therefore our program is extremely helpful for them, and they are grateful for Global Volunteers’ help. […]

A Student’s Perspective of English Lessons

Dear Pam, I was so happy to be with you yesterday. At first, I was very nervous, but then, I was absolutely free. All was very wonderful. I planned to take you to some beauty spots but those places you had been before. Its only thing I felt “what a pity!”. although I was with […]

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My Vietnam Service Experience

Vietnam Volunteer Brett D. was eager to share a slice of his service program experience: Today we had a special breakfast. Don had asked about the meal, the name of which I can’t recall. Mr. Cuoung, the hotel manager made special preparations to provide us with the meal. I loved it. The Vietnamese food seems […]

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Fun Indeed – My Weekend in Vietnam

We get up and eat. Wait in lobby for mini-bus to the Oriental Sails boat in HalongBay. Left about 8:15 a.m. While waiting, tried to use the PC in the lobby.  On the bus ride, we saw rice growing, water buffalo, freeways, lakes, village and more villages. Had a quick rest stop at tourist “trap” […]

Global Volunteers celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Foreign Trade University in Hanoi on Nov. 17, 2010 during the capital city’s millennial year

Global Volunteers’ team in Hanoi celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Foreign Trade University. FTU is a public university; considered to be one of the top institutions of higher learning in Vietnam. Volunteers teach conversational English skills to students in English language classes. http://www.globalvolunteers.org