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Seit Sommer 2007 arbeiten wir mit Volunteers for Peace Vietnam (VPV) zusammen. Die Organisation richtet seit mehreren Jahren Workcamps aus und kann daher schon auf wertvolle Erfahrungen in der Organisation von Workcamps zurückgreifen.

Wir empfehlen den Abschluss einer Auslandskrankenversicherung. Für die Einreise nach Vietnam wird ein Visum benötigt!
Vorerfahrungen mit Workcamps und / oder Südostasien sind sinnvoll, aber nicht unbedingt notwendig. Wir empfehlen weniger erfahrenen Freiwilligen die Teilnahme an einer unserer Vorbereitungsveranstaltungen. Für die Anmeldung benötigen wir neben dem Anmeldeformular auch eine Kopie des Reisepasses.

Nonformales Bildungsprojekt mit vietnamesischen Jugendlichen
Vietnam    VPV17-01    EDUCATION AND INTERCULTURAL EXCHANGE    10.07.-21.07.2017    EDU/LANG/STUDY   10vols
PROJECT: This camp is organized by Volunteers for Peace Vietnam and S-World. S–World was established as an educational and cultural exchange organization in Vietnam. We endeavor to become a bridge to bring Vietnamese young generation and Vietnamese Beauty to the world. With a variety of real experiences in European education backgrounds, S – World’s members realized that in Vietnamese education system, there still exist various limitations. Most of European students are confident to show their personality, share their opinions and have the opportunity to discover, approach and acquire knowledge from multicultural backgrounds while the majority of Vietnamese students are unable to approach these opportunities. This is the reason why S–World desires to build a “no-boring-textbook” environment where students could share / express their feelings and listen to interesting stories of international friends who come from different countries around the world. The active international and domestic volunteers will help Vietnamese disadvantaged youth enrich their knowledge about people from different backgrounds, as well as understand their thoughts and various ways of life throughout the world. Joining a wide range of creative educational activities, both participants and the domestic volunteers can also answer the questions “Who are they? “, “What are the potentials they have?” so that they can enhance their confidence and improve their personal skills. Joining with S–World, you will also be able to engage in a multilingual environment in unconventional and innovative methods.
WORK: In this camp, volunteers will have a chance to visit unique places in Vietnam and interact with students and youths from different social backgrounds through activities such as: workshops, debate, team building, social activities, cultural exchange programs, and interactive games. The camp is set to be located in Ha Tinh - one of the poorest and underdeveloped provinces in Vietnam. Life in Ha Tinh is tough for locals as it is prone to harsh natural conditions with frequent typhoons, floods and extreme heat in summer. In 2016, a massive and unprecedented environmental disaster occurred to its ocean, making life even more difficult for those who rely on fishing for their livelihood. Participation in this camp enables volunteers to gain an insight into similar social issues in a developing country like Vietnam. At the campsite, volunteers will experience the life of rural Vietnamese and meet a lot of friendly young people, who are eager to learn for a better life. Despite the short duration, this camp is expected to bring a new world to the young generation, enrich their knowledge and offer them the opportunities to discover the world through interaction with people from different cultural backgrounds. In addition, non-formal education methods used throughout the camp will help improve English skills for local students, enforce their confidence and develop their personal skills through creative activities.
Type of Work for Participants and Volunteers:
- Planning and delivering English lessons to local youth through games, discussion, workshop, and debate activities.
- Organizing culture exchange between international and domestic volunteers, such as performing traditional dances and cooking traditional food…
- Participating in creative activities: Moviemakers, Amazing Race, Drawing, Talent Show
- Doing social activities: Beach Cleaning - Experience farming in typical and organic farm in Ha Tinh Province
STUDY THEME: Intercultural awareness, Youth development, Language Improvement
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Volunteers will stay with local family with basic living conditions. Food and transportation will be prepared by the local project. Volunteers should bring light traveling mattress or sleeping bag.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: There is a beach about 20km from the camp site
TERMINAL: Meeting point will be at Volunteers for Peace Vietnam (VPV) office in Hanoi. Address: 72 Pham Than Duat Street, Mai Dich, Cau Giay, Hanoi. The camp leaders will pick-up and take volunteers to the project site.

Baut einen Spielplatz aus recycelten Materialien in einer Bergregion Nordvietnams
Vietnam    VPV17-02    Building playground from recycled materials    24.07.-06.08.2017    ENVI/KIDS/CONS   16vols
PROJECT: Building playgrounds from recycled materials is one important part of the project “Friendly school – Brightened future” initiated and coordinated by Volunteers for Peace Vietnam. With the purpose of creating an environmentally friendly playground from recycled materials for mountainous children, motivating them to attend school as well as raising public awareness of environment protection, the projet has been successfully implemented in Ta Tong and Pa U, Muong Te district, Lai Chau province. This project not only contributes to the improvement of education environment in mountainous areas but also connects people who enjoy voluntary activities. The project is gaining positive attention from the public, the media, voluntary organizations, altruistic individuals and young volunteering enthusiasts. In succession to that, VPV Club has decided to bring project “Friendly schools- brightenen future” to children at Lao Cai. Lao Cai is a province of the mountainous Northwest region of Vietnam bordering the province of Yunnan in China. The province covers an area of 6383.9 square kilometres and as of 2008 it had a population of 602,300 people. In the province, one can observe the large rich and poor gap. While there are big houses in some towns, expensive cars on the streets, most of the population, with ethnic Vietnamese being the majority, are still experiening a difficult life. In fact, Lao Cai is currently one of the two poorest provinces in the country along with Lai Chau, with more than 70% of the population living under the poverty line. Traditional economic activities such as agriculture and forestry remain important, but the province has also been attempting to develop foreign investment in the area. In order to attract and push foreign investment, it is important to have a capable workforce to work with them. Therefore, the province has also paid more attention to education and is trying to encourage children to go to school. However, in the mountainous areas, the drop-out rate from school is rather high due to many reasons. One of them is the lack of facilities and playgrounds that makes going to school is not applealing enough to the children. Therefore, VPV wishes to build a playground from recycled materials to one school in Lao Cai, with the hope that it would attract more children to school.
WORK: Based on the agreement with local government and desire of local communities, the project team is going to conduct the construction of playground from recycled materials such as used tires, plastic bottles, glass, and wood in Lao Cai. The projected area for the playground is about 30m². The construction process will be supported by local government, people living in this area as well as Vietnamese and international volunteers.
Detailed work includes:
• Collect and process recycled materials for the playground
• Build the playground
• Decorate the playground
• Create game from recycled materials.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD: Meals will be provided at the village. They provide traditional dishes with fresh ingredients such as wild boar, organic vegetables, buffalo and others. If volunteers have any food requirements such as allergies or vegetarian diets, please make it clear in the application form and inform the camp leaders on the 1st day of the program. Volunteers will stay collectively in a big room at or near the project site. It is suggested to respect and protect the environment by not wasting water and toilet papers. There will be no beds in the camp but mats, the volunteer should bring a sleeping bag.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Volunteers will have 2 days off on Saturday and Sunday at the end of the 1st week of camp. Volunteers can travel to Sapa, one tourist attraction in Lao Cai province. Or volunteers can leave the village on Friday afternoon and take the bus back to Ha Noi or other provinces. In case volunteers stay at the village, food and accommodation are still provided.
TERMINAL: Meeting point 9am at VPV office at 72 Pham Than Duat street, Mai Dich, Cau Giay, Hanoi.
EXTRA FEE: VND 5.000.000 (ca. 200€)

Lerne das traditionelle Wasserpuppenspiel kennen und wie man die Puppen herstellt und vorfuehrt
Vietnam    VPV17-03    Vietnamese Water Puppetry Echoing Through The Ages    06.08.-17.08.2017    CULT/YOUTH   15vols
PROJECT: Water puppetry is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. The puppets are made out of wood and then lacquered. The shows are performed in a waist-deep pool. A large bamboo rod supports the puppet under the water and is used by the puppeteers, who are normally hidden behind a screen, to control them. Thus the puppets appear to be moving over the water. In the past, when the rice fields were flooded, the villagers would entertain each other using this form of puppet play. The theme of the plays has a strong reference to Vietnamese folklore. It is mainly about daily life in Vietnam’s rural areas and Vietnamese folk tales that are told by the elderly, of which stories of the harvest, of fishing and of festivals are highlighted. Water puppetry nearly died during the war years but has been revived in recent years and is enjoyed by Vietnamese and foreigners. It was recognized as national heritage and it now is nominated to be a UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. Many folk arts from years of heritage and techniques had been passed down through many generations can be discovered in many Vietnamese northern provinces. However, in today’s modern society, as the result of globalization and imported culture, the art of practicing traditional performance among youth faces the brink of extinction. Finding passionate new generation who are committed to its practice and its teaching to the next generation is a challenge, and these once loved folk arts are losing in popularity compared to the modern taste. Educating the public of their value and role, in addition to teaching of why and how to appreciate these forms of art are of great importance in preserving the cultural heritage of the city and the country.
This is the very first time that Volunteers for Peace Vietnam has held a heritage workcamp on water puppetry. Within the framework of Partnerships Actions and Tools for Heritages (P.A.T.H) project, the workcamp aspires to promote the preservation of intangible cultural heritage, to strengthen international exchange as well as inspire the youth who are the key factors in heritage preservation and promotion.

WORK: The work will be instructed by puppeteer Phan Thanh Liem who was born into a family of water puppet craftsmen for seven generations. He is the first person to create a spectacle of the water puppets in miniature. The work will take place in the puppeteer’s four-storey house in Hanoi. There is an exhibition of puppets made by the artist on the first and the second floor. Making the puppet is on the third floor and learning how to control the puppet and perform is on the fourth floor where a mini and portable water stage is set up. Detailed work includes:
 Learn the process of making a puppet.
 Paint the puppets used for the performance.
 Learn how to perform with puppets in the water.
 Perform water puppetry in 03 local schools.
 Share what you’ve learnt and thought about Vietnamese water puppetry with local
Only in Vietnam can you enjoy such a unique traditional art performance. Joining this special workcamp, volunteers will gain rewarding experiences in the sense that you are not only the audience but also the puppet-maker and the performer. Working at the puppeteer’s house will also offer you an insight into Vietnamese daily life and the way that Vietnamese heritage is preserved by dedicated artists.
ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will stay collectively in the volunteer house, with mattress, pilow and fan provided.
Food is also provided at accommodation.
LOCATION AND LEISURE: Volunteers will have 2 days off on Saturday and Sunday at the end of the 1st week of camp. Volunteers can visit Hanoi tourist attractions. Or volunteers can leave the city on Saturday morning and take the bus back to other provinces near Hanoi. In case volunteers stay at the accommodation, food will be still provided.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Noi Bai International Airport
MEETING POINT: At VPV office: No.72 Pham Than Duat Str., Mai Dich, Cau Giay, Ha Noi
EXTRA FEE: 5,000,000 VND = ca. 195€ (Payment by cash on the 1st day of the camp)
- Accommodation and food.
- Transportation from the hostel to project site and back.
- Ticket to the water puppetry show.
- Logistic and practice for the performances.