China – Preschool

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In south-eastern China, surrounded by mountain ranges you have Jiangxi province, where you will find a small village named Lian Hua. Here as a volunteer you can share your amazing dedication and help in the preschools of the village. Share your commitment and be a role model for these young boys and girls.

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Project fee from EUR 1,110

Your Role as a Volunteer

You would work with kids in a kindergarten at Lian Hua, close to the volunteer centre at Fengyan (4 kms). Here the children are about 4-5 years old and right at the start of their school careers. They are mainly from the poor villages in and around the area and they will be very excited to meet you. You will be one of the first westerners they have met! The kindergarten, like kindergartens throughout the world is informal, and the children will want to play with you more than be “taught” in a formal sense. If you can start to get them enthused about coming to school, and perhaps give them a few very basic English phrases such as simple greetings, you will have done a great and enjoyable job!

Examples of tasks at the preschool:

  • Teaching the children English.
  • Assisting them with homework.
  • Playing, story-telling, organising sport activities with the children.
  • General care of the children.

You will get help with various fun tasks. Remember that it is your imagination and creativity that will determine how much you teach and learn during your volunteer period.

To make your stay in China as good as possible, it is expected that you are creative and flexible. Do not be afraid to submit your own suggestions on how you would like to carry out the work. All kind of help is appreciated, and you can develop methods, volunteer information or anything else, your suggestions will be received with open arms. Just be aware that at the same time to respond to your new culture with respect.

The Project’s Mission

Our project is run in cooperation with our local partner, who has long term experience in receiving volunteers. Thanks to this partnership Volunteer Travels can offer you a well-organized and safe volunteer experience.

Local Partners

Our project is run in cooperation with our local partner, who has long term experience in receiving volunteers. Thanks to this partnership Volunteer Travels can offer you a well-organized and safe volunteer experience.

How do I book a trip?

You can book your trip with Volunteer Travels by calling us on (+46) 08-23 93 00 or by booking through our website www.volunteertravels.com by clicking on “Book a trip”. You can also email us on [email protected]. When you have registered yourself we will send you an invoice with a registration fee of £200.00. The registration fee is later incorporated into the trip price and the amount is then deducted from your final invoice. When you have paid the registration fee you are formally registered. You will then receive preparatory information from us in good time to plan your trip.

Your Everyday Life

Orientation

When you arrived in Guilin you will be met by our local partners at the airport. Then you will go to the train station or bus station which takes approximately 2-3 hours to the village where Fengyan introduction is given. During the week that follows, you will learn about the country’s culture, customs and traditions and will also visit the local markets, villages and temples. You will also be introduced to the Chinese language, and may, among other things, learn how to haggle in the local markets. To get a picture of how the community works, our representatives from our partner organization will show and explain how the transport in the city works. A review of what is okay and not in social settings will also be provided. During this week, you also get more detailed information on the goals, objectives and methods of the projects you will be working with.

After your introduction, you start working in Lian Hua which is about 4 km away from the volunteer house. Transport to the day care centre is not included in the price, it’s easy to get to the day care centre, and taxis cost just a few dollars.

Accommodation and Food

During the introduction week, you will stay in a volunteer house. The house is located in the small village Fengyan and here you get a wonderful opportunity to experience the Chinese village life. Old and new blended in an exciting mix.

You will be quartered in the volunteer house throughout your volunteer stay, where you will share a room with other volunteers and you eat your meals at the accommodation. It includes three meals a day, mostly vegetables and noodles or rice.

Leisure

During your free time you can explore the surroundings on your own or simply just relax and enjoy life. If you want to be off a few days a week, you need to notify your coordinator in good time. China is a country that has much to offer.

About China

Antique yet up-to-the-minute, familiar yet unrecognizable, outwardly urban but quintessentially rural, conservative yet path-breaking, space-age but old-fashioned, China is a land of mesmerising and eye-opening contradictions. China is the world’s fourth largest country by surface area with more than one billion inhabitants. It holds everything from ancient traditions and world famous structures, to a society and economy that is growing at a light speed. Here you can find a mixture of skyscrapers and sheds made of corrugated iron, both connected with never-ending crowds of people on bicycles. Our orphanage project is located in Guangxi province in south-east China, which is considered one of the country’s most beautiful and scenic areas. The province’s capital city, Guilin is named after a type of olive (Osmanthus) that can be seen everywhere in the city.

Practical Information

Flight

Flight tickets are not included in the tour price. You could book your tickets from a travel agency of your choice. Remember to book your flight so that you arrive in Guilin one day before the project starts. Your last day is on Friday, after the number of weeks you have chosen to work as a volunteer. If you want to go home right after the end of the project, you should book a trip home for the next day, ie, Saturday, or Sunday. Be sure to check the arrival and departure dates on your ticket and that they correspond with your time at the project.

Visa

It is the volunteers responsibility to acquire the right visa for the trip. Different visa rules may apply depending on your nationality. Visit the embassy web page of your destination to find out what the visa terms are between your country and that destination.

Insurance

It is your responsibility to make sure that your insurance covers illness, injury and theft whilst you are volunteering. Most travel agency’s sell a travel insurance that is valid for volunteer work, so be sure to enquire about it when booking your flight tickets. Volunteer Travels does however, supply liability insurance and is included in the price. Liability insurance applies to instances when compensation for damages is demanded of you, as a private person, for unintentionally hurting someone or for unintentionally damaging someone else’s property.

Vaccination

You should contact your nearest vaccination centre for any questions regarding vaccinations for traveling to China. Volunteer Travels always recommends vaccinating against Hepatitis A and B when travelling abroad.

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