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IIP-Morning Star Centre (IIP-IN Vietnam, UBelong)
Hanoi, Vietnam (Outgoing Program)
|Partner Institution/Organization Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||International Internship Program (IIP)||Program Type:||Internship|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Program Features:||Community Service, Field Work, Intensive Language, Lab Based Work, Research|
|Degree Level:||1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students||Time Away:||Summer|
|Housing options:||Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization||Program Group:||International Internship Program|
Morning Star Centre
About: This IIP internship is offered in partnership with UBELONG. UBELONG is an international organization devoted to bringing people together across borders to take action for positive change. Morning Star Centre is a non-profit day care center which provides early diagnosis, care and rehabilitation to mentally disabled children in Hanoi and surrounding areas. It also aims to help parents have better understanding on how to take care and educate their disabled children and raise awareness among society about the issue. Morning Star Centre was founded by the Association of Handicapped Children of Vietnam. The Centre has a staff of caretakers, teachers, cooks and doctors.
Intern Responsibilities:IIP interns will work on the following project (these projects start every first and third Monday of each month, therefore IIP intern start date must coincide):
•Caring for Children with Disabilities - As in most countries, children with disabilities are very vulnerable in Vietnam. Those with mental and physical disabilities often do not receive the care they need for a variety of reasons, including limited family resources, neglect, or social stigma. In addition, the use of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War has left many of the children and grandchildren of those exposed to the chemical with serious health conditions. This caregiving project gives IIP interns the opportunity to help care for children with disabilities. IIP interns live in Hanoi and work in centers and orphanages for children with a range of mental and physical disabilities. Some of the children have autism, cerebral palsy, or Down syndrome, while others suffer from birth defects related to Agent Orange exposure. IIP interns work four to five hours a day and assist the local staff in feeding the children, helping them during their therapy exercises, and leading activities like painting, planting organic gardens, and playing sports. Depending on local need, IIP interns may also work with adults with disabilities.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with the energy to keep children stimulated who have a very caring and open attitude.
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