Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Eco-club is a governmental initiative which was introduced 5 years ago in government schools in India. As part of this initiative, Eco-clubs were formed in schools and the members are comprised of school children. The aim of Eco-club is to introduce environmental concerns and good practices to the school children so as to make them actively involved and to be aware of the necessity to protect nature. However, most government schools lack personnel and financial means to run the Eco-clubs effectively and efficiently. As a result, Eco-clubs have been formed in most schools but they do not function as they should.
This volunteer project was initiated with the objective of supporting schools, the children and the teachers. Since August 2008, volunteers have run a 5-session program in different schools in the surrounding areas of Kundapur for the children in the 8th standard. These sessions combine theoretical and practical learning methods and input. Children who have been trained this year, will train the next batch of children to run the Eco clubs. At the moment we have a potential of about 200 children ready to pursue our work.
As a volunteer, your task will be to design and run the sessions in the schools with the help of other volunteers, a field assistant and teachers. You will have to be creative, innovative and love children, as they are the primary stakeholders of the project. You will also get the chance to work with the local community in order to organize some outdoor events for the children.
Duration of the project: The project is run all year round. Minimum duration is 2 months. The project starts on the first Monday of every month.
Arrival and orientation: Volunteers arrive at Kundapur by the first Monday of each month. The program will start with a week-long orientation.
More information and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-india
Short-term volunteer projects (workcamps) in India: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-india
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
To enroll in the project, click here: http://cadip.org/enrol
or give us a call:
USA: 646-657-2900; 310-882-7400; 617-841-0400
Canada: 604-628-7400; 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500