My name is Hang (Dao Thi Hang), 31 years old. I was born and grow up in Quang Tri province, central part of Vietnam. I have one younger sister who is getting married and living in Hue city. She is an English teacher and she has a 4 years old son.
4 of my younger brothers are staying with me in HamaVillage. They are Michael, 25 years old, who is running our family fishsauce factory. Peter, 21 years old who is helping me with teaching English. Ben, 18 years old helping me with gardening and the youngest one – Jerry, is studying grade 8. He is a funny and clever guy.
I did my bachelor in Agriculture and graduated in 2008 and then I worked for our university for 2 years. Then I got a full scholarship named Australian Leadership Awards and did my Master of Sustainability for 2 years in Adelaide, Australia. Then I went home and started running my fishsauce business from 2013 and now my younger brother, Michael taking care of it.
I love Osho, my philosophy, we practice meditation and try to live a healthy and happy life.
What you can help?
We are living in Hama Village, 4-5 hours by bus from Ho Chi Minh city. This is beautiful area with very good weather, great fruit, coffee, pepper, sweet potatoes… producing area. We have 12 students coming from different regions of Vietnam staying with us and learning English for 1 -2 years.
We are looking for people from English native speaking country coming and staying with us as long as you can and everyday you can devote 2-3 hours teaching English per day and talk to our students so that they can be more confident when speaking to foreigners. This is very helpful when they studying abroad in future.
We wake up from 6 am and we all do exercise together, then we have breakfast from 7 and start to learn English from 8-11. You will be free in the morning and evening and will teach English from 2-5pm. We sleep at 10pm. We have 2 days off in a week which is Wednesday and Sunday.
We also love to hear about your country, community where you are living and of course your stories as well.
Some foreigners staying with us and they’ve shared an amazing and inspiring things about their country and their journey.
If you are interested in gardening, you can join with us and contribute our ideas.
Type of help
Type of help
What else …
in your time off, you can go to the town, visiting beautiful waterfall near by or go to Da Lat, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet for travelling by yourself or with our students.
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
You will enjoy very good environment of living here: fresh air (we live on the top of the hill), fresh water and good food (we’re almost vegetarian and follow macrobiotic diet – whole grain rice is the main staple in our daily meals).
Also, our students are coming from 12 provinces in Vietnam so they will share with you about their hometown, culture, food… and they are all kind, friendly and open minded. You” like them for sure.
Volunteering hours expected
4-5 hours per day
Location: HamaVillage, Phu Xuan Commune, Gia Nghia Town, DakNong Province, Vietnam
My number: +84 932 093 593 (whatapp, Viber, Facebook)