Teach English and basic maths to children in schools and community outreach projects. Develop the children’s English and creative skills through fun and interactive classes. Promote the importance of education alongside the local organisation. Learn Hindi and explore local cultural sites.
In the morning Community Education volunteers provide additional support in primary schools. You will work alongside the local team to create fun and creative lessons which help to develop skills, inspire learning and boost the children’s confidence.
Your lessons will help to develop the children’s English and maths skills as well as promoting health and hygiene awareness through schemes such as hand washing.
In the afternoon volunteers plan and create after-school activities at children’s homes and with disabled children at a local school. Depending on the needs of the project and the skills of volunteers, activities can include:
During your first week you will have daily Hindi lessons and a tour of the main attractions in Udaipur (including the Monsoon Palace and Jain Temple).
Volunteers normally work for 5 days a week with weekends off. Generally volunteers work 6 hours per day.
There are normally 1-4 volunteers taking part in the Community Education project at any one time and volunteers work alongside the local team. Community Education, Child Care and Animal Rescue volunteers in India all live together so there is normally 5 to 12 volunteers at the accommodation. Some volunteers choose to combine the different volunteer roles while in India.
Pod is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults - please see our Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy.
All volunteers are required to have a criminal records check, which we will arrange with you.
This project is closed between the 15 May - 24 June 2017 and 13 May - 24 June 2018.
Read about volunteer experiences and challenges in our India Community Education reviews.
Volunteers provide much needed support in English and Maths through activities to underfunded and understaffed schools and children’s homes in an effort to improve the educational levels for the children of Udaipur. Volunteers are able to draw on their own experiences to organise and run fun new games and creative activities for the children.
Volunteers work alongside the local team to promote the benefits of education to the community since the school pupils are often the first generation to receive schooling. Their education plays a vital role in helping them break the cycle of poverty.
“Without our volunteers we wouldn’t be able to achieve our goals and help those underprivileged communities, as our work completely depends on our volunteers' involvement...together we can provide support to the less privileged people of India to develop the knowledge and skills which will assist them in leading positive and independent lives..." Ravi, Founder
The project that you will work with in India provides continuous assistance to schools and children’s homes which have limited funding and resources. New government initiatives now provide free education to all children, but desperately low staff numbers mean that the volunteers assistance is essential to help support the children’s education.
The children’s homes provide care for children who would otherwise be living on the streets. The homes not only provide the children with food and shelter but also allow the children to develop life skills and further their education to help them have the best possible start in life.
The project is based on the outskirts of Udaipur, which is a colourful Indian city with palaces and temples surrounded by mountains and with two lakes at its centre.
Volunteers live in a family guesthouse alongside the local team. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. You will share a room with up to 3 other volunteers. Rooms are allocated on a single-sex basis. The accommodation is simple but clean and has a TV room, dining room, kitchen, resources and lesson planning area and has Wi-Fi.
You can easily organise yoga, cooking, dance or henna classes when you arrive at the volunteer accommodation which are a great way to learn about Indian culture. The area is a fantastic base from which to explore India, with the Taj Mahal easily accessible you could choose to visit it on your weekends off.
Not included: Flights, travel insurance, visa, criminal records check. Budgeting guidance is provided in our Volunteering Guide which we will email you when you apply.
|2 weeks||£665||GB Pounds|
|Extra weeks||£125||GB Pounds|
Fees in currencies other than GBP are indicative only and volunteers are invoiced in GBP. For current exchange rates please see www.xe.com
Discount - For volunteers combining two or more of our projects in India
children supported by the community education project
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“The project in Udaipur is fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone! I think it's a fantastic way to learn about a culture, as you become part of the community for the time you are there.”Read more volunteer reviews
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