Our week-long Immersion Trips are more than a vacation or a volunteer experience. The GYA Program prides itself on creating a trip filled with cultural immersion and critical thinking. Ambassadors will leave with a better understanding of Vietnamese culture, the challenges facing vulnerable children around the world, and of their own personal beliefs.
Our time in Vietnam will be based in Ba Vi, a beautiful rural area approximately 60 km from Hanoi City and home to the Ba Vi Disability Center. The center is run for orphaned children and children living with disabilities, the homeless of Hanoi and those that are experiencing real difficulties in their lives. There are also a number of elderly residents who have no family or home to go to. There are approximately 320 people at the center and 180 of them are children.
While our focus will be on learning about the challenges facing youth with disabilities in Vietnam and what’s being done for their benefits, the GYAs will also take part in workshops highlighting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, their role as Global Youth Ambassadors and how they can continue to develop their leadership skills at home. These workshops are lead by GYAP leaders as well as expert Vietnamese staff.
The immersion portion of this project includes hands-on involvement in caring for the youth at the Center (from babies through to early teens). This includes taking part in the nutrition, education, and therapy programs.
Throughout the week our team will live in a guest house in the local community. GYAs will have a genuine Vietnamese experience and gain a deeper understanding and empathy towards the community. It will also be an opportunity to create close friendships with each other and learn more about other youth around the world passionate about
- Special Needs
- Relationship Building
- Critical Thinking
- Youth Services
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 15
- Orientation or Training
- 1 week in Vietnam
- Age Limit is 15-20 (with parent/guardian consent)