|Israeli "Heroes for Life" volunteers and the students of Sa Pa Town Primary School in the northern Lào Cai Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Quốc Khánh|
LÀO CAI — A group of volunteers from Israel’s "Heroes for Life" arrived at the northern mountainous province of Lào Cai on Monday and started to teach English to local children and conduct other activities in the locality.
The 22-strong group will team up with 20 students of the Thái Nguyên University’s branch in Lào Cai in teaching English and other subjects in English for more than 1,000 primary and secondary students until November 3.
The volunteers will take part in extracurricular activities with local students as well as take over other jobs to meet the schools’ demands.
|Israeli volunteers guide students in an educational activity. — VNA/VNS Photo Quốc Khánh|
Israeli Ambassador to Việt Nam Yaron Mayer said the activity offers a chance to popularise Việt Nam’s potential tourist destinations to people in his.
It is also part of an annual programme of the Israeli Embassy in Việt Nam, Mayer noted, adding that he expects more volunteers will join the activity in the future.
Members of the voluntary group will return after one year to continue the activity and maintain their connection with the locality.
"Heroes for Life" is a volunteer organisation founded by young Israeli military veterans, including those who have completed their military service. They volunteer to work in developing countries to spread the message of love and peace.
Each year, the organisation sends hundreds of volunteers on missions in South American, African and Asian countries. — VNS