From the fringes of the Red River Delta - where the ancient
origin of Vietnamese language, art, and culture was
nourished 5,000 years ago - to metropolitan hubs like Hanoi
where the results of a series of freemarket reforms are
evident, Vietnam is transforming rapidly and embracing its
heritage and future with many challenges.
With great enthusiasm, Global Volunteers welcomedTeam
86 to the vibrant city of Hanoi - to build mutual
understanding with the Vietnamese people and assist the
government with its ambitious educational and economic
goals to enable students to use English confidently in
academic and professional settings.
The lack of teaching staff and resources are two main
obstacles nationwide. Poverty is still evident, even in urban
cities, despite rapid modernizing. People with disabilities
are left with few opportunities for education and
employment, despite their efforts.Global Volunteers
directly addresses needs in those two high-priority areas.