Our goals

Most of the local children do not have access to quality education. Their guardians are traditional farm workers who lack the resources to teach their children. Thirty percent of the youth in this area are living with their grandparents and other relatives in difficult conditions, while the parents of the children are working far away, have seperated are have passed away. The need for an educational opportunity like Nui Tuong is imperative. We aim to equip the children with practical skills, such as critical thinking, academic rigor, knowledge of how to develop and sustain an agri-business, and personal core values such as honesty, maintaining physical health, creativity, kindness, self-respect, self-discipline and gratitude. We want to inspire the younger generation to invest their learned skillsets back into the village and education project, thus creating an interconnected and supportive community.

Classes and Workshops

With the help of international volunteers, free English classes and various workshops are offered to the local children.

Agriculture

Students learn about different agricultural methods, with a focus on sustainability.

Library and Computers

We have a library with English and Vietnamese books and computers for students‘ use.

Education programs

We provide English and agricultural classes for students, who reside outside of Nui Tuong during the summer and on weekends. Students are invited to stay and learn for time periods ranging from one weekend to two months.

Summer program for children

We are currently offering a summer program giving children the opportunity to discover themselves, learn to be confident, and develop practical skills about agriculture. Activities include learning English, flying kites, learning about agriculture, exploring nature, learning kung fu, visiting the Cat Tien National Park and many games!

Costs 8,000,000 VND/month.
Time starts from June.

Agritourism

Tourists who enjoy the countryside will be provided with sightseeing opportunities. They can learn about organic farming techniques, cooking methods, and without food delve into how and where their food is produced. As compared to the city, the air is much cleaner, the people are much nicer, the way of life and daily experiences there are much more calm and enriching. Take a riverboat tour along the Dong Nai to the nearby Cat Tien National Park and experience pristine jungle and wild nature, only 3 kilometers away.

Costs 540,000 VND/day for food and accommodation.

Leasing land

We currently have a ten year lease on 1.8 hectares of land on which we use 1 hectare for growing conventional organic farm fruits such as mangosteen, durian, rambutan and banana. The remaining 6000m2 is used for organic farm fruits; banana, rambutan, dragonfruit and durian. We also cooperate with other farmers to grow dragronfruit, beans and other vegetables. We now have established farmers who are working with us with a total area of about 6000m2.

Our products

Bananas
Rambutan
Durian
Mangosteen
Dragonfruit

Donating

We need more support in order to keep the project going and developing. Our current needs are:

  • Improving the living quarters, including buildings toilets and showers, as well as purchasing tables, mattresses and other necessary equipment.
  • Ample reading material to expand our library.
  • Sports equipment (volleyballs, basketballs, soccer balls) to promote exercise and healthy living.
  • Musical instruments and art supplies.
  • Lecturers, motivational speakers, successful entrepreneurs, etc., to provide inspiration for the students.
  • Projector for teaching purposes and film screenings.

Volunteering

Volunteering in an international organic farm and school can be quite an enriching experience. Waking up with the equatorial sun and to a birdsong every morning is only one of the small perks of volunteering one’s time. Interspersed among the daily tasks, are countless opportunities to interact with the local children. These children are some of the most sincere and amazing little people one could ever hope to meet. The entire time of which, you are working beside volunteers from all over the world, which is a great opportunity to make new friends and learn about different cultures.

We need help with:

  • Teaching English
  • Gardening and farming
  • Cooking and shopping
  • Helping in the house and with tourists
  • Language practice
  • Tech support
Volunteers will pay a fee of 100,000 VND/day (5$/day) for their short volunteering stay. If you are interested in becoming our volunteers, please answer the following .
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How to get here

From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; you can get here by bus, or motorbike. We are close to Cat Tien National Park.

By bus:

  • You can take a bus at Ben Xe Mien Dong, Highway 113, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Buses leave from 6am to 12am, one every hour.
  • Cost: one way 72,000 VND or 80,000 VND/ticket.
  • Buy ticket at reception.
  • Choose Dong Nai booth 5, tell them that you are going to Nam Cat Tien.
  • Security will check your ticket at the entrance.
  • Find line 4 (Day 4), get into the bus (Tuan Hanh, Kim Hoan, Be, Manh Hong).
  • Tell the driver that you are going to Nui Tuong, to drop you at Bai Cat Vinh Thoa.
  • It takes about 4.5 hours. When you arrive, you can walk for 1,5 km, or ask local for a drive or call me to pick you up.

By motorbike:

Please check the location 400324300000, 107.398604000000 at google maps. The distance is about 130km. When you finish the highway, go to Tai Lai road and follow Cat Tien National Park sign. When you arrive at Nui Tuong ask for Co Hang. It takes about 3.5 to 4 hours.