Refurbishing VHV’s classrooms in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City

Refurbishing VHV’s classrooms in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City

In April 7th 2016, the members of the Volunteer House Vietnam have cooperated with foreign volunteers coming to the VHV English classes in District 7 to make clean and to refurbish classrooms for children.


Looming out behind the tall buildings in district 7, there is a little house revealed the deep humanity of the people over there. That is the “community learning center” of the people’s Committee of Tan Hung Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City.



Children regularly learn English three days per week with Volunteer House Vietnam’s volunteer-teachers. Moreover, the children also have a chance to communicate and learn English with foreigners.


With the dedicated contribution and enthusiasm of the young volunteers of the Volunteer House Vietnam along with the presence of the foreign volunteers make the English lectures more interesting and enjoyable for the children here.

The foreign volunteers of Volunteer House Vietnam do not only teach them knowledge but also teach them how to keep the learning environment clean, cool and comfortable.


         Chris (right) from Britain and Nura (left) from Bulgaria smiling after refurbishing classrooms with others.

After refurbishing and cleaning the classroom, two foreign teachers continued teaching English for children. After the lesson ended, they had some individual gifts for the children. Chris – a Volunteer House Vietnam’s member from England said: “ I have a small amount of money and want to contribute to help the children here to have books, pens and want to change blackboard to whiteboard”. Furthermore, when looking up at the roof, Chris also wants to fix it in order to prevent from the rain dropping into the classroom in the rainy season.

Huynh Long

(translated by Hoang Yen)