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We are a registered charity working to benefit the education and development in the Himalayas. We run a teach English volunteer program in the rural villages in northern India. Our vision is to provide the remotest and farthest children an equal education opportunity for a bright future. We try to achieve this through our Teach English Volunteer program. Please check the detailed information given as follows:

Project Fact File:-

Project Duration: The teaching program will require a minimum stay of 3 weeks up to 3 months. Project Fees: as per discussion/reference

Project Dates: All year round –Dates are flexible. The project runs all through the year and the volunteers are free to choose their own start and finish date.

Requirements: The Volunteering Teaching Program requires no specific qualification. Volunteers must have zeal to impart their learning to the poor and needy kids and contribute a little to make them educated.

Location: Barkot town, Uttarakhand Himalayas.

Project Activities: The activities of this program is to teach kids from age group 5 to 12 years old Basic English and Mathematics, help teachers improve their way of teaching and guide them with new and innovative ways to help children learn faster, improve the basic pronunciation and communication skills, motivate parents to send their kids regularly to class, spread awareness about basic hygiene among children and their families.

Working Days: Monday-Friday. On Weekend we arrange sightseeing tours(on an additional charges) for volunteers to visit famous tourist spots near around such as Yamunotri temple (pre-historic temple of highest importance among Hindu pilgrims) and Lakhamadal (ancient mystique caves and Shiva temple), a heritage sight preserved by Govt. of India.

What is included: Arranging your Programme, Pre-departure information and support by email/phone, Arrival pickup from Dehradun, Program relevant materials, Accommodation with Indian Host Family, 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), and Transportation facility for project site, Weekend Sightseeing’s Tours and 24 hours of admin support.

What is not included: Visa, Flights, Internet, Telephone Calls, Monuments/Sightseeing Entry Fees, Insurance Cover, and Airport Drop off.

Flexible Accommodation: Host Family/Hotel. 

About Volunteer Teaching Program: The power of education cannot be denied by anyone, but there are many children in rural India who are devoid of basic education due to financial constraints. The program is run for the children who don’t attend or have less attendance because of poverty, helping the parents in farming, lack of motivation towards education and remoteness from the major town. Every year there are many foreign tourists who enter to travel India with the purpose of carrying teaching volunteer work in India along with travelling and cultural exchange. They can join the program and contribute a little to this noble cause. With English becoming a global language for communication now, it becomes imperative to teach English to the kids. Our aim is to build a solid base for children so that they can go confidently for higher education.

The location

The school is located in a village in the foothills of the Himalayas. The locals live a basic life and the village has a strong sense of community. You will find most of your needs are provided in a nearby town. The volunteer will be living in a local home stay/hotel. Meals will be provided by a local family who will cook your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In Breakfast our Host Family will prepare you everyday Tea/Coffee + Bread or Poha or Indian Paratha. In Lunch & Dinner you will be having 2 Type of Indian Vegetable's + Roti ( Chapati's ) + Rice + Yogurt + Pickles along with papadum. 

VOLUNTEER WORK

The volunteers associated with this program will be entitled to a number of tasks. Although majority of the task involves teaching English with the help of other teachers but there are many other tasks which can be helped in such as painting the school, drawing learning graffiti, conducting a dance or arts & crafts section, developing Teaching learning material and so on.

When teaching the volunteers are expected to be proactive and talk to the teachers, lead a lesson once they have understood the system, create a positive environment for learning. Volunteers can expect to learn Indian education system, method and how it works. They will also get a close purview of the local culture, religion and general way of living. If the volunteers have teaching supplies they would like to bring, they may do so. However it is not required.

Free-time activities

Our community is known for having many fairs, festivals and celebrations throughout the year. Also there are lots of weddings that take place in certain months which you shall be invited. The place is dotted with many easy and medium level hiking trails leading to beautiful village mountains. Explore the trails as you pass by other villagers on the way. Witness children playing in the farms, farming practices, local life, rituals, spiritual practices in the villages. Be prepared to be surprised by the number of people inviting you for a chit-chat over a cup of tea. 

General Program Itinerary

Day of Arrival:

Today you will arrive in Dehradun. Our staff member will pick you up from your desired point in Dehradun Airport/Bus-Stand/Railway Station/Hotel( if you have opted for a pick up). Our location is in the hill area; so we provide pick up facility from 6:00 a.m to 3 p.m. If you arrive late in Dehradun you need to book Hotel for overnight stay and next morning we will pick you from your Hotel.

 

Day 2 to working days:

Get ready to meet your lovely children who you will be teaching. The local representative/teacher will welcome you and situate you into the classes, explain the educational set up and other related matters. Expect yourself to be the part of the daily routing alongside striking a friendship chord between yourself and Children/Teachers at the school. Apart from contributing your efforts towards the cause you will be making friends for your life-time.

 Weekends:

You can enjoy your time on weekend by relaxing or taking a walk around the village and town. Every weekend we cover Sightseeing Tour’s of the Historical places, Cultural places & programs with our staff team (additional charges). You can intimate us for the same while staying with us. We ensure a pleasant and enjoyable stay which will also help enrich your knowledge about the State and the city. 

We are a registered charity working to benefit the education and development in the Himalayas. We run a teach English volunteer program in the rural villages in northern India. Our vision is to provide the remotest and farthest children an…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Education
  • Volunteering

Location

  • c/o yamdagini rishi public school, kharadi
    Shri Yamdagini rishi public school, Kharadi
    Barkot, UL 249141
    IN

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Teach English Volunteering OpportunityBarkot, IndiaJune 7, 2019

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