Educate rural Chinese children on a Stepping Stones Volunteering Tour

Get prepared for an opportunity this spring to travel to the Chinese countryside! Join Stepping Stones on a rural volunteering tour 21-26 May or 4-9 June to teach English to “left-behind” and rural children in Henan Province.

From May 21-26, Stepping Stones will be taking volunteers to Luyi County, Henan to teach English at a local rural primary school. June 4-9 there will be another rural tour to Dengfeng County, Henan to teach English at a rural primary school and a local orphanage. Activities (other than English teaching) will also be arranged for the volunteers to acquaint themselves with the area and get to know the students better.

As a Stepping Stones rural volunteer, you have the chance to give back to the local community through teaching fun, interactive English lessons for 5 days. You will gain real cultural experience while also improving the quality of English education these students receive.

The tour costs RMB 1,800 per participant*, which includes:

  • Round-trip train to Zhengzhou
  • Local transport via bus to and around Dengfeng or Luyi
  • 24/7 staff support
  • Preparatory training and workshop
  • English teaching lesson plans
  • Accommodation (in shared rooms)**
  • Meals
  • Insurance
  • Volunteering Certificate

*Please note this trip is being subsidized, which has lowered the cost as compared with other rural tours.

**If you would like your own room there will be additional cost.

Trip Itinerary:

Sunday Mid-day- Leave Shanghai on 5-hour train to Zhengzhou, Henan
Transfer by bus to Luyi or Dengfeng (depending on the trip)
Check into hotel and have dinner
Monday Morning- Teacher training
Lunch- at a restaurant near the hotel
Afternoon- Opening ceremony and 2 English lessons
Dinner- at local restaurant
Evening- Lesson preparation and free time
Tuesday Morning- 2 English lessons
Lunch- at school
Afternoon- 2 English lessons
Dinner- at local restaurant
Evening- Lesson preparation and free time
Wednesday Morning- 2 English lessons
Lunch- at school
Afternoon- 2 English lessons
Could add in sightseeing this afternoon
Dinner- at local restaurant
Evening- Lesson preparation and free time
Thursday Morning- 2 English lessons
Lunch- at school
Afternoon- 2 English lessons
Could add in sightseeing this afternoon
Dinner- at local restaurant
Evening- Lesson preparation and free time
Friday Morning- 2-3 English lessons and closing ceremony
Lunch- at school
Leave Luyi or Dengfeng via bus back to Zhengzhou

There will also be some time allocated for local sightseeing in Henan, including Laozi and Daoism’s birthplace in Luyi or the beautiful Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng.

This tour is designed for adult volunteers, over the age of 18.

To sign up for this tour, please click below.


 

If you would like further information about Stepping Stones’ rural tours, you can contact Morgan Banaszek at volunteer@steppingstoneschina.net.

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