Hanoi has one of the largest wage gaps in the country, which is mostly explained by differences in education between the rich and poor. In the last 20 years the city has made significant improvements in expanding access to elementary and middle school education, but the playing field remains uneven.
Entdecke die Tierwelt Vietnams und hilf dabei, sie zu retten! Viele Affen- und Primatenarten Vietnams sind von der Ausrottung bedroht. Als Volunteer im ältesten Nationalpark Vietnams kannst du direkt erleben, wie die weltweit einzigartigen Tiere erforscht und geschützt werden, und das Vorhaben tatkräftig unterstützen.
A challenge Vietnam continues to face is its poor infrastructure, much of which has still not rebuilt after years of war. While upscale developments can be found throughout Hanoi, facilities like community centers, schools and hospitals that are depended upon by the poor continue to be run down. Volunteers bring labor to help restore buildings serving the poorest.
In teaching English, volunteers engage underprivileged children in valuable cross-cultural sharing while imparting important language skills. Volunteers also help disadvantaged youth improve their career prospects by introducing them to skills related to hospitality, one of the most promising industries in Ho Chi Minh City.
As Vietnam has emerged from the ravages of war and moved towards administrative reform, decentralization and re-integration into the global economy, civil society is gaining strength. Particularly important are the growing number of community development organizations, which can be loosely equated to Western-style NGOs.