Hong Bang

Monday, 21 Aug 2017

Overseas Volunteer Program

The Overseas Volunteer (OV) program was the reason Hong Bang came into being and continues to be our major activity. We have sent over one hundred OVs from the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia, France, to work in poor communities in the Philippines and in Vietnam.  Past OVs have taught English, computer courses, developed curriculum for special needs children, worked with unwed mothers, among other activities.  OVs live within the community where they work and receive a modest stipend comparable to local wages. Returning OVs have gone on to productive careers in many different fields but most would say that their experiences have been life-changing.