Volunteer Opportunity posted by: CADIP
Posted on: February 1, 2014
This volunteer project involves teaching basic English and Mathematics, Health and Hygiene, and Environmental protection to children from poor and marginalized communities in the non-formal schools. The volunteers will be teaching through creative learning methods like art, music, games etc. There will also be house visits and meetings with rural people to spread awareness about health, education and hygiene. Volunteers can take the school children to places in the city like picnics, exposure visits and city walks. In addition, the volunteers will get a chance to take part in the renovation work at local schools and orphanages, and engage in activities like painting, making a kitchen garden, tree planting, promoting rainwater harvesting, etc. As part of the cultural exchange, the volunteers will witness and take part in cultural programs with the local community.
Location: Mount Abu is located in the State of Rajasthan
Rajasthan was inhabited long before 2500 BC and the Indus Valley Civilization had its foundation here in north Rajasthan itself. Around 1400 BC the Aryans paid a visit and settled forever in the area. The local population was pushed down south and towards the east. Afghans, Turks, Persians and Mughals followed in mixing their blood, first in war then in peace, with the existing original inhabitants. This blend gave the martial lineage to the Rajputs.
Mount Abu is the highest peak in the Aravalli range and the only hill station in Rajasthan state. The mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau 22 km long by 9 km wide. The highest peak on the mountain is Guru Shikhar at 1722 metres above sea level. It is referred to as an 'oasis in the desert', as its heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests. Mount Abu is home to a number of Jain temples.
Available project dates:
✧ March 10 - March 23, 2014
✧ June 16 - June 29, 2014
More information and enrollment: http://www.cadip.org/volunteer-in-india.htm
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