PROJECT FOR THE SLUM CHILDREN

PROJECT FOR THE SLUM CHILDREN

The project is titled “Project for slum children” as the children who attend the school are from the streets and slum areas. These children are able to receive a free education, materials, and uniforms by attending the school daily. Along with a local Indian teacher, volunteers are able to teach the children basic educational skills such as English, math, reading, and writing; while also offering a structure based day involving etiquette norms and life skills. In between educational lessons, the volunteers can enjoy playing outdoor sports and games with the children, encouraging their physical development. Slum children students range in all ages and educational levels; volunteers will be provided materials and orientation based on their assigned class.

VOLUNTEER WORK ACTIVITIES

• Teaching Basic English & Math skills along with colors, shapes, animals, sounds, and others.
• Encouraging tips on basic life skills such as dressing, manners, health, and hygiene.
• Implementing creative activities using art, drawing, painting, music, and dance.
• Motivating students to attend school regularly and the benefits of their education.
• Helping children develop basic motor skills with the use of outdoor physical activities through play and games.
• Providing a structured environment for students to learn how to communicate properly, work together as a group, and effectively develop.

LOCATION Rishikesh city, Uttrakhand (India)

PROJECT REQUIREMENT

Duration- The minimum required time to volunteer within our ‘English Teaching Project’ is 1 week to the 4-week maximum. You can extend your project duration upto 4 weeks more depending on the availibility.
Qualification - Volunteers must participate in this program with an open mind, giving heart, and flexibility to work with different age ranges of children.
Visa type - You will need the tourist Visa for this program.
Start dates- The program is open throughout the year except for the month of June.
Joining dates- We are flexible with your arrival on any given day but it is always advisable to join the project from Monday.
Volunteering hours/days- 5 days a week- Monday to Friday , 4-5 hours a day.

INCLUDED:

• Participate in our daily activities such as cooking, Hindi class, and Village walks.
• Help with your travel plan.
• Program orientation.
• Accommodation (private).
• 3 delicious organic vegetarian meals, morning, afternoon & evening tea with snacks.
• Placement and assistance in work area.
• Rishikesh city tour with the children.

EXCLUDED:

• Airfares
• Visa/ Visa fees
• Travel / Health / Life Insurance
• Other than mentioned in the included section

Fees & Date:

Duration Cost
1 Week $243
2 Week $340
3 Week $438
4 Week $552

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WHY CHOOSE HIMALAYAN CULTURAL EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES?

We have years of experience of organizing volunteering programs where you can choose your own start and end date. You will experience worthwhile and fulfilling volunteer projects serving our local community. We have full-time attendants close by in our volunteer placements.

WHY SHOULD I PAY FOR VOLUNTEERING?

Although volunteering is a great way to give your time, it does come at a cost in order for you to experience a hassle-free volunteering project. Your fees will help cover the cost of paying your homestay owner, other staff (attendants & cook) along with accommodating you with a safe, comfortable living environment; which include daily amenities, two meals a day, and internet access. A partial sum of your fee will also help our programs continue to run and help the children we serve.

DO I NEED EXPERIENCES, SPECIAL SKILLS TO BE A VOLUNTEER WITH YOU?

No, you don't need any special skills. We are happy to welcome everyone that is enthusiastic and driven to help other people. It's necessary to speak English since it is the language we use to communicate, but it's perfectly fine if English is your second language. You'll also be able to improve your level of English here, as you'll be speaking it constantly.

WHERE SHALL I STAY AND ENJOY MY MEALS?

You shall be staying with a host family. The meals are provided at the family house. Since the center is located close by so you would not need any local transport. The family has been hosting our volunteers for a long time and they are quite experienced in hosting international guests.

HOW SAFE IS IT?

At Himalayan Cultural Exchange Opportunities we make safety a high priority for each and every volunteer and staff member that join our program. Please trust that we have extensive experience in caring and protecting all of our volunteers. This includes safety within the house, transportation provided if needed, safety at the program locations, and any emergencies assistance that may arise. We do not conduct any program that could in any possible way jeopardize the safety of any volunteer or staff member. We have had hundreds of volunteers within the age group of 16-65 years of age, with no miss-happening to anyone in our program. We ask that you join our program with adherence to the set rules and respect them appropriately for your own and others personal safety.