Entries by graham.buckley

English Lessons at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Hue

In order to improve the communication skills in English for the officials of Thua Thien Hue Workers’ Union, Hue Help collaborated with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Worker’ Union of Thua Thien Hue Province. Hue Help organised three English classes for nearly 90 officials with the teaching participation of voluntary teachers from Hue Help. […]

Singapore Group Volunteer in Vietnam

From 5th to the15th of December 2011, in collaboration with Thua Thien Hue’s Union of Friendship organisations, Hue Help organised a programme for 13 students from Singapore Management University in Singapore to volunteer at Loi Nong Kindergarten in Huong Thuy District, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam. During 10 days and with the help of local workers […]

Singapore Group Volunteer Programme

From 15th  to 21st  October 2011, Hue Help and Thua Thien Hue’s Union of Friendship Organisations have agreed to work together to organise a programme for 6 young students from St Joseph’s Institution International in Singapore to volunteer at An Tay children’s shelter in Hue, Vietnam. With the help of local workers and Vietnamese volunteers, the […]

Why Volunteer in Vietnam?

What do you think about working as a volunteer in Vietnam? I think it’s meaningful work not only for ourselves, but also for many other people who are not as lucky as us. I feel really happy after the short time that I volunteered in Hue and I would always like to come back to […]

Living in Hue

The one thing commonly absent from guidebooks on Hue is the lifestyle outside of its tourist attractions. Their descriptions do not come close to portraying the subtle satisfactions derived through daily engagement with the city’s numerous, yet simple, pleasures. Don’t get me wrong, the tombs are magnificent, the citadel is steeped in an abundance of […]

Swimming for Safety Urban Programme 2011 Closing Ceremony

On August 21st, 2011 Hue Help collaborated with Hue Sport Centre to organize the closing ceremony of the Swimming for Safety training course for the orphans of Hue city. The training programme lasted for one month, from 12 July to 18 August, for 110 children living in five orphanages: Xuan Thuy, An Tay, ThuyXuan, Nguyen Trai […]

Summer Vacation Activities for the Children

Every year Hue Help is pleased to organize summer vacation activities for the children of the orphanage, and this summer was full of fun activities! There were three main activities arranged this year: going to the Thanh Tan hot springs, going to Canh Duong beach, and a two-day trip to Vinh Moc tunnel, Nhat Le […]

A New Relationship Between FFAV and Hue Help

FFAV (Football For All Vietnam) are currently benefiting from an agreement which sends Hue Help volunteers to assist the FFAV coaches on the pitch. Last week, FFAV welcomed two of our volunteers, Adam and Josh, to the project. Both are university students in the UK on their summer holidays and both have coached children’s football […]

Swimming for Safety Update

Our Swimming for Safety programme is now well underway. This year, we have trained up 34 teachers in the local secondary school system in Phu Loc, a district in Thua Thien Hue province. These teachers work at 10 schools, teaching up to 120 children per school. In Phu Loc, there are no public swimming pools. […]