With an ever-increasing population and a lack of funding, Indian early education centres and schools often struggle to keep the children there. In some cases, there is not enough place for the children due to a limited number of teachers. In other cases, teachers, burdened by other government requirements like managing records, mid-day meals, census work, etc., prevent them from running bigger classes or even making lessons’ plans.
A poor educational environment tends to discourage the children to go to school, ultimately contributing to other long-term issues such as a decrease in self-esteem. In addition, some children stop going to school because of corporal punishments given if they don’t complete their homework, or because the parents need them to generate an income for the family instead.
Why choose this project?
Families’ volunteers will be able to assist early ages education centres and schools with their current needs, depending on the location of the project. With the help of the volunteers caring for the children, the teachers have more time to prepare lesson plans and teach the children the curriculum. Volunteers also have the opportunity to contribute to preparing lessons’ plans and provide an emotional support that children would not have otherwise.
Role of the volunteer
The vast majority of tasks will consist of supporting teaching, creating learning materials, supporting meals and personal hygiene, encouraging motor skills development and language development (based on the age of the children). You will also be responsible for playing with the children. Through play and interaction, it will give them a knowledge and understanding of the world that they wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to.
No special skills are required for this placement, although, experience in teaching or early childhood would be beneficial. Also, it is necessary to be loving, patient, flexible and have a lot of enthusiasm to motivate the kids.
WHY JOIN THE PROJECT
To help the local teachers improve educational standards and motivate children
Using your holiday time to help others
To spend time as a family really getting to know another culture and sharing your experiences
A unique feature of this project is that we offer a choice of two locations; Jaipur or Goa – each location will suit different families depending on what kind of environment you would prefer. In each case, you will stay in a comfortable volunteer house, in a dorm room for 4 people.
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is a busy and beautiful city. Known as the pink city, it has many magnificent buildings, including the Hawa Mahal palace complex and the Jantar Mantar observatory, a UNESCO world heritage site. On weekends, camel rides are popular with volunteers.
For those who would prefer a beach location, Goa offers a relaxed seaside feel, with plenty to see and do. Don’t miss out on the unique cuisine featuring some interesting vegetarian dishes.
Details & Costs
- Duration: 2 weeks
– 16 and Above: £1029 / $1801
– Children 12-15: £849 / $1485
– Children 10-11: £550 / $963
– Children 4-9: £500 / $875
– Additional weeks available on request.
- Requirements: Minimum age 4 yrs.
- Location: Jaipur or Goa
- Project activities: playing, teaching, improving hygiene, helping with meals, etc…
- Working hours: Monday – Friday, times vary
- Project availability: Project dates on request
- Arrival day: every other Monday
What is included
- Accommodation: Dorm room in a volunteer house
- Food: 3 meals per day
- Pick up at Jaipur, Delhi or Goa Airport
- Transport to and from projects
- Training: Pre-departure information pack, on-site orientation and project induction provided
- Support: 24 hour support from on-site coordinator
- 24/7 emergency number for volunteers and families
What is not included
- Police/Government Background Check US and UK citizens processed through Kaya (admin fee applies) all other nationalities must provide local police check – Required for over 18 years of age
Easy 3-step application process
APPLY ONLINE Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
TELEPHONE INTERVIEW Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.
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