Tag - I am here because I care

We must take adventures - in order to know where we truly belong.

We must take adventures!

So here I am, sitting at Incheon Airport in Seoul, waiting for my connecting flight to Vienna. My thoughts are still in Hanoi though, with the many friends that I was able to win in the short time here, and…

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Tôi yêu Việt Nam!

Pascal Secondary School is located approximately 30 minutes away from the volunteer house, near the airport on the other side of the Red River. Overall, the school has 9 classes with 229 students aged 11 to 15 years. The children…

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We are family

We’re family

[caption id="attachment_851" align="alignnone" width="805"] Bicycle and straw hat in Hanoi[/caption] Hanoi has plenty to offer - nice pools, great temples and pagodas, and above all lively streets and alleys. [gallery link="file" columns="2" size="smr-thumb" ids="850,849"] But what really makes up Hanoi…

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Ending photo of a successful event

Global volunteering day

Last Saturday "Volunteers for Peace Vietnam" (VPV), whom I am privileged to number among, hosted the "Global Volunteering Day 2016", together with other institutions. More than 20 countries and numerous organizations each prepared booths, where games and samples of local…

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University for industry, Hanoi (HaUI), in a classroom

I am happy it was not just a dream

It's Saturday night. I've settled in well in the VPV House, rejoicing every single day over the excellent food prepared twice daily for us volunteers. In general, it consists of rice and a variety of  pots of vegetables, meat and…

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I am here because I care!

The idea to help out in one of the poorest countries of the world through voluntary work with children, has been occupying me for almost three years. I therefore did not know what exactly to expect, when I applied with…

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