The Words on Wheels (WOW) programme seeks to promote learning among children and youths in local communities. We create convenient access to books and the internet via a mobile library equipped with technology that offers opportunities for participation in educational activities. The programme supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all. The programme also enables Singapore International Volunteers and international communities to forge cross-border friendships through knowledge-sharing and cultural exchanges.

WOW Yogyakarta

The WOW mobile library travels four times a week, visiting 10 schools in Yogyakarta on a rotational basis, reaching out to about 5,000 students every year. WOW Yogyakarta also helps each participating school with the refurbishment of their libraries and computer labs to create a more conducive learning environment for students.

WOW Ho Chi Minh

Following the success of Phase 1, the second phase of WOW Ho Chi Minh is expected to benefit an additional 4,500 young children and students from District 2 and District 8 in the city. We have continued to reach out to them through our mobile library services and English Language and IT workshops and assisted in refurbishing the library and computer lab facilities of new participating schools. 


Join us as a Singapore International Volunteer, and you can help open new windows to the world for the children. We need a minimum of four persons for each volunteer trip, which will be led by a Team Leader.

What You Can Expect

As a volunteer, you will be engaged in the following activities:

  • developing learning materials based on the WOW Programme Curriculum
  • planning and preparing learning materials
  • conducting classroom activities that touch on basic English, as well as financial literacy and green living to inculcate values of sustainability


To volunteer, you will need to be:

  • a resident of Singapore
  • at least 18 years old
  • medically fit for overseas travel
  • culturally sensitive
  • adaptable and willing to serve
  • open to sharing and learning
  • a team player with good interpersonal skills

Volunteers are required to finance their own volunteer trip, including airfare, accommodation, travel insurance, local transport, and meals.

Upcoming Trips

As we are currently assessing the resumption of travel for our Words on Wheels programme, all volunteer trips continue to be postponed until further notice.

Please drop us a note at [email protected] if you have any questions, or would like to register your interest for future trips. You may also choose to check out our Water for Life
programme which would be resuming from October 2022.

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