The mission of this road building community service project is to build a road, bridge, toilettes, and a small house in Ben Tre, a remote area in Mekong Delta.
The aim of this project is to create an opportunity that allows international student volunteers to engage in community service work that will benefit the impoverished community living in Ben Tre.
The students are expected to learn and value the virtues of hard work, diligence, and philanthropy. These students will reside in an impoverished area where luxuries, and even some basic amenities like internet connections, are hard to come by; and this allows them to experience simple living. Likewise, they will have to challenge themselves to engage in activities that will not only make a difference, but will also have a lasting impact.
This project is planned to last for 12 days. The first 5 days are dedicated to the community service project, and this means that the students are expected to complete their project in 5 days. For the subsequent 7 days, the student volunteers will travel and explore Mekong Delta and other areas of Southern Vietnam.
Nevertheless, the aforementioned time-line is not fixed and unchangeable, and can be changed and customized to suit your needs or preferences.
The student volunteers will be hosted in local houses, which are located near their community service project. In these houses, they are expected to share beds, mosquito nets, and air fans. Their daily meals will be prepared by their hosts, and will feature Vietnamese cuisine. Moreover, there is a clean bathroom facility that has showers and flush toilettes, which will be used used by the volunteers.
This project also prioritizes safety. The volunteers are expected to be safe and also work in a safe environment, and the following safety tips are expected to help them prioritize their safety:
- Provision of well-equipped tools and protective clothing including gloves and helmets.
- Volunteers are expected to observe and maintain strict safety discipline in their areas of work.
- Each site must have a practical contingency plan that can deal with emergencies if they arise.
- First aid training, especially in relation to emergency medical response will be provided to project leaders.