We develop this teaching project in very remote areas where the living standard is low but the traditions are rich, and where there are hard-working people who are very positive and have a firm belief in a good life. These places need our help to make improvement. At the moment, YESD is designing a program in Tha village to help build capacity for local people, especially the children who have difficulty accessing proper education, English language training, and life skills. This experience is valuable for each volunteer and their support could contribute to ensure sustainable development in the hill tribes. From our activities, students can broaden their knowledge and enhance their language ability through non-formal teaching method. Volunteers play an import role in our project, and the knowledge you transmit to local people could be the precious materials to fully develop their ideas for developing their hometown.

  • English for kids: age from 6-13
  • Adults and youth: Who are willing to be English tour guides and love to improve their English by interacting more with our native teachers. We have trained Thon Tha Agriculture and Responsible Tourism Cooperative since 2015, beginning with 12 members. Most of them are adults and farmers, had never touched English before. We are proud of them who tried their best to reach a better life by studying English. They are YESD local English guides, homestay hosts and driving tour guides now.

Capacity building


Make a positive impact


Visit a remote village


Project location

Ha Giang, a province in the Northeast Vietnam, invites you to see the most beautiful landscapes and cultural treasures of the country. Because of the political situation and relations with China, it is a place that seems to have been left out of Vietnam’s economic development, and although the attendance of visitors is gradually increasing in this magical region, Ha Giang is still untouched by mass tourism, which makes it very special. Almost 90 % of the population in this area is made up of ethnic minorities so you will get the chance to learn about their way of living and the well-preserved charm of Vietnam’s culture.

Where will you stay

During your time with our project, you will live in a Tay traditional homestay in Thon Tha village, Phuong Do commune, 5km from Ha Giang city on the direction to Thanh Thuy border gate. You will stay with local people and will enjoy local life while also getting the chance to discover more about the culture.The homestay will equip you with basic things to stay like: hot-cold water, fridge, TV, mattress, and blankets. Sleep on the floor.Access to wifi is only available at your homestay so if there is no wifi, you will have more time to communicate and be friends with local people.

What will you eat?

You will get chances to try many different dishes that you are going to prepare together with your homestay host. They are very happy to show you some of traditional meals of our country. It will be an especially great experience to discover the large variety of Asian vegetables, meat and sweets from the local market. If you are vegetarian, please let us know to prepare your food better.

project activities

* Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang arrival date. Arrive Thon Tha around 2pm. Take a rest and have an evening meeting with kids to get to know each others.* Day 2: one class in the morning for the kids from 9-12. Afternoon class for kids from 5-8. Free evening.* Day 3: Off. You can join farming activities with local homestay family or travelling around.* Day 4: Morning, all kids go to school. Afternoon class for kids from 9-12. Evening class for kids from 5-8 or adults.* Day 5: Morning free. Afternoon class for kids from 9-12. Evening class for kids from 5-8 or adults.* Day 6: Free* Day 7: Free* Day 8: Morning free. Afternoon and evening class and farewell party with them. You can depart to Hanoi on the next day.Working time:+ Morning: Free to prepare lessons. Some kids are quite good. They can speak some. Some do know nothing 🙂 There are some books at Mr Thien’s house library where you will teach English, you can have some references there.+ Afternoon: from 3pm-4:30pm+ Evening: from 7pm-8:30pm.YESD’s Vietnamese supporter will accompany with you:
  • Going to farm and experiencing local life
  • Visiting homestays and helping with their daily life
  • Providing English classes for local kids.
  • Organizing outdoor activities with children
  • Playing the role of “tourists” so children can practice being a tour guide. They will take you around so in your free time, you can discover surrounding landscapes. You can rent a motorbike or take a bike from your homestay to go around.
  • You will have 2 free days to travel around by yourself. Traveling fees will not be included in this project costs.
This is example of what a teaching project itinerary may look like. We’ll organise a custom itinerary for your own project.
  • Pre-departure advice
  • Full orientation of project and surrounding areas.
  • Homestay with local people
  • All meals (traditional food).
  • Transportation to project site (you can borrow bicycle from your homestay family)
  • Vietnamese supporter
  • Administration fee
  • Plane ticket
  • Travel visa
  • Other personal expenses during the stay
  • Travelling costs in your free time
  • Other not be mentioned above.



We give local people employment, income and learning opportunities so they are directly involved in your tourism experience. Our guides and hosts will give you a special insight into culture and life in Vietnam.


We aim to minimise the negative impacts of tourism on the environment and the local community while contributing positively to local economies. We don’t just talk responsible tourism, we act!

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10% of all profits from our tours go towards a community fund. This money allows us to make infrastructure improvements and provide other important resources to those in need.


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