Miss Ha Dao, Deputy Head at Foreign Trade University recently sent a very heartfelt thank you showing her appreciation for the recent volunteers efforts.
Community Partner since 1994.
The Global Volunteers program was kicked off by a name game during breakfast in the hotel. I got to know all my team members: Steve, John, Roger, Keith, Tom, Liz, Kay and Janice. To my surprise, some of them had served on over 10 Global Volunteers programs. Team Leader Pam is so experienced and efficient in organizing […]
Jim Gorski, a Vietnam veteran and volunteer from St. Paul, MN, describes how teaching English to Vietnamese students with his wife Mary Lou enabled him to “pay a debt” to the country’s people. After serving with Global Volunteers in 2014, he and his wife volunteered in Ipalamwa, Tanzania, teaching English and supporting our Reaching Children’s […]
Global Volunteers Ha Noi Monday, 11 March 2014 The day started with the usual welcoming greetings from the staff and local volunteers at Omamori Spa. Tom, Keith and I, joined by our respective volunteer interpreters/helpers, took our stations with our normally assigned “students.” I could overhear Keith and Tom engaging their charges with ever more […]
With a mixture of excitement and trepidation, our Nguyen Binh Khiem high school team of Robert, Barbara and Marilyn lurched our way by taxi through the rainy, chaotic traffic of Hanoi trying to breathe calmly as the cars and motorbikes competed with us for space measured in millimeters. The whole scene was an Asian fusion […]
Pam Cromer, long-standing volunteer team leader and former member of the Global Volunteers Board of Directors, was instrumental in establishing our relationship with Huong Nguyen, founder of Blind-Link – our newest host partner in Hanoi. In this interview, she describes what motivated her to spend many extra hours collaborating with Huong in preparing the November, […]
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%E1%BA%BFt Tết or Vietnamese New Year, is the most important celebration of Vietnamese culture. The word is a shortened form of Tết Nguyên Đán “Feast of the First Morning of the First Day”. The current new year beginning January 31 is the year of the Horse. It celebrates the arrival of spring based […]
The volunteers love working with Blind-Link students at the Omamori Spa and teaching English in a small-group setting. While the project is challenging, we can see how beneficial our efforts are. The students are attentive, gentle and so appreciative of our assistance. We work with three to five students on basic English language skills – […]
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 […]
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 […]