Project “House For Hope” was taken from 26/5/2011 to 4/6/2011 with the desire to:
- Raise awareness about the harmful effects of smoke from the kitchen
- Change cooking habits near the bed
- Receive new lifestyle: build a separate kitchen space
- Take advantage of the fresh air at home
After three months of testing, for the first time, EVG finally applied teaching English in Gia Bac. The students participate in English classes. Beside learning English, they also got to learn about personal hygiene. Through encouraging them daily brushing, bathing, nail clippers, pedicure and wash hands before every meal, the group wanted to send a message to the children: hygiene will help the body healthy.
In addition, the Group also guided students in computing basic knowledge like Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Paint. Before each lesson, Singapore students and Vietnam volunteers discussed, prepareed lesson plans and other outdoor activities. During school hours, through the friendly and easy way of communication, students became more bold and exciting. The class quickly connected to the group a most natural way.
Before “House for Hope”, we continued to meet families Ka ‘M System in the previous project to introduce the goals of the project. The team succeeded in explaining the harmful effects of smoke kitchen and convince families to build separate cooking area for sleeping. Right after that, the group conducted to help families build new kitchen behind the house with “construction workers” are students. With enthusiasm, the Group has overcome the initial difficulties, wasn’t afraid to take up work under the sweltering heat and heavy rains. After the hard work, the kitchen was built in the happiness of Mo Ka He and the group.
House For Hope Project has brought on the first “International Children Day festival” for the children in Gia Bac. People can feel the joy of the children being awarded many prizes from the fund that were dedicated build.
Despite bad weather, the program still takes place in its entirety. In the future, the group will try to organize more similar events significant to help them better integrate into the community.