Israel’s Volunteer Group Teaches English for Lao Cai’s Children

22 volunteers from Israel’s "Heroes for Life", coordinated with 20 students of Thai Nguyen University to organise interactive English classes for children at Sa Pa Town from October 24 to November 3.

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Israel's Volunteer Group Teaches English for Lao Cai's Children
Volunteers from Isarel’s Heroes for Life take a group photo with students from Sa Pa Town Primary School. Photo: Israli embassy

A group of volunteers from arrived at the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on October 24 and started to teach English to local children and conduct other activities in the locality, VNA reported.

The 22-member group will team up with 20 students of the Thai Nguyen University’s branch in Lao Cai in teaching English and other subjects in English for more than 1,000 primary and secondary students until November 3.

The volunteers will take part in extracurricular activities with local students as well as painting, repairing, renovating facilities to meet the schools’ demands.

Israeli Ambassador to Vietnam Yaron Mayer exercises with students of Sa Pa Town Primary School.
Israeli Ambassador to Vietnam Yaron Mayer exercises with students of Sa Pa Town Primary School. Photo: VNA

Israeli Ambassador to Vietnam Yaron Mayer said the activity offers a chance to popularise Vietnam’s potential tourist destinations to people in his.

It is also part of an annual program of the Israeli Embassy in Vietnam, Mayer noted, adding that he expects more volunteers will join the activity in the future.

Israeli volunteers play games with local students. Photo: VNA
Israeli volunteers play games with local students. Photo: VNA

Mor Hakham Aharon, a volunteer in the delegation shared, “I decided to come to Vietnam because your country is very beautiful, and the people are hospitable. Vietnam’s culture is very special, many young Israeli volunteers want to come here. This will be a great challenge for us.”

Nguyen Truong Chinh, head of the Education and Training Department of Sa Pa, said that students of the schools are very eager and enthusiastic to participate in extracurricular activities with the volunteer group.

Members of the voluntary group will return after one year to continue the activity and maintain their connection with the locality.

“Heroes for Life” is a volunteer organization founded by young Israeli military veterans, including those who have completed their military service. They volunteer to work in developing countries to spread the message of love and peace. Each year, the organization sends hundreds of volunteers on missions in South American, Africa, and Asia countries.

This is the first time they have come to Vietnam and is the place with the largest number of applications, over 1,000 people registered.

Hannah Nguyen