Women Empowerment

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Women Empowerment Program

Women Empowerment in India is still a distant dream. India is becoming economically and technologically strong day by day but women in India are still far away from true emancipation. It’s an old saying that goes like this: you can tell the condition of the nation by looking at the status of women.Women in India are still suffering discrimination and injustice in all stages of their life.


Women Empowerment

Project Duration: Minimum 1 week stay up to 4 months.
 
Project Fees: $340 for 1 week; $160 per week thereafter. No Application fees required. For more information about our fees please visit Volunteer Program Fees Page.
 
Project Availabilities: All year round –Dates are flexible you can choose your own start and finish date.
 
Requirements: We don’t need any qualification for this project. Volunteers must have lots of love & enthusiasm for the project.
 
Location: Jaipur, India.
 
Project Activities: English Teaching Classes, Health Awareness program, Personality Development for women & Income generating activities.
 
Working Days: Monday-Friday. On Weekend we arrange sightseeing tours for volunteers to visit famous tourist spots in Jaipur.
 
What is included: Arranging your Programme, Pre-departure information and support by email/phone, Arrival pickup from Jaipur, Program relevant materials, Accommodation with Indian Host Family, 3 Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ), 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.
Women Empowerment in India is still a distant dream. India is becoming economically and technologically strong day by day but women in India are still far away from true emancipation. It’s an old saying that goes like this: you can tell the condition of the nation by looking at the status of women. Women in India are still suffering discrimination and injustice in all stages of their life. According to Mahatma Gandhi, if you educate the man, you educate individual, but if you educate a woman you educate an entire family. We are running a center where we educate and train women. Every day the women who come to our center get basic education and training program. We are training women in henna paint, drawing & stitching work. After getting free training course from our center they can find a good job or can start their own business as this type of job is very popular in India. This project was created to offer an income-generative source for women. Along with this, we also offer 1 to 1 and group counseling with all the women in our center.
 
Work for Volunteers Working towards women empowerment enables you to support women in their pursuit of healthy and sustainable livelihoods. Women’s groups provide a forum for issues such as family health, women’s rights, and access to resources, income generation, and other challenges women face in their daily lives. Volunteers have the opportunity to exchange ideas, collaborate in ongoing projects. You can also provide support in many other ways, depending on your skills and interests and the needs of the local community. Recently we have brought changes to our Women Empowerment Project. We have mixed the women empowerment program with the work with children of rural areas in Jaipur. So the volunteers have the opportunity to work with both women and children in 1 project. Both of these projects run in the rural area in Jaipur. We are running women program at our one of NGO partner where we offer education and training program to women. You will be involved in the activities like:
  • Teach English language to young women
  • Education (Literacy) awareness work
  • Women Health awareness program
  • Income generative skills training
  • Personality development
  • Awareness raising activities
We invites all Interested National & International volunteers to be a part of our Women Empowerment Program. Come with expertise and help women learn or come with no expertise and learn together. Your small effort can make a big difference to life of women. We do however request our volunteers to be flexible! It takes time for you to learn about the local women before you start your actual work and you need patience for that. Working in the community is not like a computer program, which is preset; you click and it works. You will be working with women of a totally different culture and lifestyle. Your steps will work slowly but SURELY!
 
Employees in the Project We run this project with our partner NGO which has local volunteers who take care of these children. One of our program coordinator will always be there at the project site to assist the foreign volunteers. Local volunteers are not good in English so the coordinator helps foreign volunteers in all stages.
 
Expectations We expect volunteers to not act as if they are here as tourists, they must do the work they are here to do. They need to understand that they come for work and need to live like the people here live, respect the culture and get involved with all that is happening in India.
 
Skills Required for Program There is no specific skill requirement to join the volunteering program. But volunteers who love and are passionate about helping people who are in need & also like to learn about the culture/life of the people in the country can join the program.
 
Note:Sometimes women in the centre not showing their interest to attend English Language Program if that happen volunteers will be interact with the other social activities at the centre. The project is now mix with teaching children of rural areas in Jaipur. So the volunteers have the opportunity to work with both women and children in 1 project. Most of the children which came to our centre are the kids of these women.Read Our –Volunteers Stories & Reviews about the Program.
 
What you will gain from this project >A memorable working hours in slum area for the development of children.
 
>An enormous satisfaction from inside as you worked who have your needs.
 
>An unforgettable memory by spending time in India.
 
>Opportunity to learn Indian culture, language and their traditions.
 
>An entry in your CV as you have worked in under-developed country that will boost your profile in job market.
 
>Life time member with VWI after completion of your project.
  Video to Introduction of the Program
VWI makes arrangements for room, food and transportation for the volunteers, from the first day of the volunteer’s arrival in Jaipur, India. Volunteers will be living with the Indian Host Family. You will be having your own room at the host family house which can be shared by the same gender volunteer in the program. Our host families are carefully screened and selected based on VWI requirements. Host families are experience in the realm of hosting international travelers from last 10 years. The accommodation and meals provided at the host family will be basic. You will be getting 3 Meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), traditional but very nutritious. The meals serves at the accommodation are the everyday meals which are eaten by the Indian Families. This is how the program has made to make you feel and Live Like a Local. However if you are not able to adjust with the Indian meals or need more nutrition/protein/special diet in your meals you can arrange by your own from the near by local market. Staying with Host family will give you the opportunity to learn about Indian Life, meet the locals, try local food, speak local language and make yourself to immerse in local customs and traditions. The host family members are able to communicate in English and are very friendly with volunteers. There is internet connection facility also available at Host Family. You will have a very good access through computer & by Wi-Fi access. We also arrange transportation facility for volunteers which will everyday pick you to project site and drop to your home when you finish work. You will have everyday auto-rickshaw (tuk-tuk) ride for Transportation. You will be required to pay extra direct to the host family for Internet Connection (200 INR weekly) and mineral water bottle (20 INR per bottle)
Shopping and supplies There are many shops near the accommodation where volunteers can go and buy stuff for their requirements. The accommodation facility in the main city area of Jaipur so it’s easy to buy anything as shops are in walking distance. If a volunteer wants to go in Branded Shopping mall they need to take a Taxi ( Tuk- Tuk ). When our taxi driver is not taking them to the project site, he can be hired by volunteers to take them to the Branded Shopping mall, but they have to pay him.
Day 1: Today you will arrive in Jaipur. Our VWI staff member will pick you up from your arrival destination & welcome you. After picking you up, we will transfer you to the Host Family accommodation. We will introduce you to the host family members and we will guide you through the accommodation facilities and the things which are near. You will also be introduce about the project, your everyday working schedule, rules and regulation of volunteering, what to do & dont’s. which can be useful to you throughout your trip & guide you to the facilities which a traveler needs in new place.
Day 2 to Working days : You will be transfer to your project site. Your work will covered there every day by Providing Education facilities to women, English Teaching Classes, Health Awareness program, Personality Development for women, Income generating activities & took Computer Education Class. Volunteers’ working days will be for 5 days per week Monday to Friday.
Weekends: The weekends are free for you to relax and enjoy Pinkcity. Every weekend we cover sightseeing of the Beautiful Historical places, Cultural places & programs with our VWI staff team. Volunteers have opportunity to meet with other volunteers also from other projects sites as everybody gets together on these days. However there are several other side trips that you can join which will greatly enhance your experience of Desert Place in Rajasthan, India.
Program Dates : All year round – Dates are flexible you can choose your own start and finish date.

Fees

Fees for all our Social Programs
Duration USD $
1 Week 340
2 Week 500
3 Week 660
4 Week 820
5 Week 980
6 Week 1140
Extra Week 160
Fees for all our Social Programs
Duration Euro €
1 Week 300
2 Week 440
3 Week 580
4 Week 720
5 Week 860
6 Week 1000
Extra Week 140
Fees for all our Social Programs
Duration CAD $
1 Week 450
2 Week 670
3 Week 890
4 Week 1110
5 Week 1330
6 Week 1550
Extra Week 220
Fees for all our Social Programs
Duration AUD
1 Week 450
2 Week 660
3 Week 870
4 Week 1080
5 Week 1290
6 Week 1500
Extra Week 210
Fees for all our Social Programs
Duration GBP
1 Week 260
2 Week 380
3 Week 500
4 Week 620
5 Week 740
6 Week 860
Extra Week 120
What's included:
  • Pre-departure information and support by email/phone.
  • Arrival Pick up service from Jaipur, India Airport.
  • Transfer to your accommodation
  • Accommodation and 3 Meals per day.
  • Transport to and from your project.
  • Program relevant materials.
  • Local in-country team support and backup.
  • Weekend Sightseeing’s
What's not included:
  • Flights,
  • Insurance,
  • Cost of Visas,
  • Return transfer to the airport.

During the summer of 2012 I was a volunteer in Jaipur, India. I went there in a program designed for women empowerment. All my life, the best role model I had was my mother who passed away at the beginning of the year; she did great things for me and I know howimportant the role of women in society is. Because of her I became an activist for women rights in underdeveloped countries. Before the summer of 2012 I never went to Jaipur, but after what I experienced there I... Read More

During the summer of 2012 I was a volunteer in Jaipur, India. I went there in a program designed for women empowerment. All my life, the best role model I had was my mother who passed away at the beginning of the year; she did great things for me and I know howimportant the role of women in society is. Because of her I became an activist for women rights in underdeveloped countries.
Before the summer of 2012 I never went to Jaipur, but after what I experienced there I plan on going again next year. There is a huge need of schools in which those women can get an education, can develop skills and they need to learn that they can do more in life than just raise babies. Unfortunately they don’t get to experience all that there is to life because they are not given the chance to do so. VWI is trying to change that and give them the opportunity to a life that is more fulfilling but in order for the organization to do so, there is a need for other people to get involved and help organize things and raise money.

The lack of funds makes it very difficult for schools to be built and this makes it very difficult for women to develop their full capabilities. I have encountered there women that had acute senses towards exchange/economy and if they would be able to get a proper education I am sure that they would be able to get their own businesses running and this would offer them a level of independence and self reliance; they would stop depending so much on the man they marry.
I hope that my words can be heard and more people can take initiative in trying to help them, try to work with VWI to make their rights respected.

HANS, FRANCE

The arrival pick up service was good. My accommodation in Indian host family was amazing! The food was delicious and the room wasvery comfortable. The transportation services during my week program was great and taxi driver drove carefully. I decided to volunteering in india as I wanted to volunteer overseas during spring break and this program had the most options and best prices. I would like to give 10 out of 10 to Volunteering With India. We were well accommodated. The staff members were helpful in planning activities for the... Read More

The arrival pick up service was good. My accommodation in Indian host family was amazing! The food was delicious and the room wasvery comfortable. The transportation services during my week program was great and taxi driver drove carefully. I decided to volunteering in india as I wanted to volunteer overseas during spring break and this program had the most options and best prices. I would like to give 10 out of 10 to Volunteering With India. We were well accommodated. The staff members were helpful in planning activities for the afternoon and weekends. This program has many options and I can say my presence in women center was helpful. I choose only 1 week but its short time to do all the activities with them; I wish to come soon and join min 4 weeks. I got to see Taj Mahal and many other beautiful locations on my weekend in Jaipur.

CAROLINE WEBER, U.S.A
cweber@visi.org

The arrival pick-up service was great. I was picked up in time and someone was waiting for me at the airport as I expected. The accommodation and food were excellent. The family is amazing. I felt like I was at home. They took care of me and made me feel likeanother family member. The food was delicious and the location of the guest house was a very good one. The transportation service was excellent. Driver was always on time. He is an excellent driver and took good care of me.... Read More

The arrival pick-up service was great. I was picked up in time and someone was waiting for me at the airport as I expected. The accommodation and food were excellent. The family is amazing. I felt like I was at home. They took care of me and made me feel likeanother family member. The food was delicious and the location of the guest house was a very good one. The transportation service was excellent. Driver was always on time. He is an excellent driver and took good care of me. He is an outstanding person and driver. The project staff members were great. Govind was an excellent company. His role as a project coordinator is outstanding I like the fact that over time he was getting more and more involved with the women at the centre instead of just sitting there. He did an excellent job. I am very pleased for having met him. I decided to Volunteer in India with VWI as I was passing through a gap in my career and felt that I needed to do something relevant for society and find my path in life again. I dream with finding a job in something similar in the future. I would like to give 10 out of 10 to the organization. My overall experience was fantastic. I felt that the women at the centre have a lot to love to give and I am the one who should be thankful for the time I spent with them. The family was spectacular as as the people I met all the way through. As for Sukret, I think he gave me the confidence I needed to come here in the first place. He was really helpful when I needed and he is extremely friendly and professional. Thank you all!

LAURA GOMEZ, COLOMBIA
margaritagomez614@hotmail.com

Working with the children and women was very rewarding and they are fantastic! It’s worth making lesson plan through as we were surprised how much control we had. It was a great week though, the host family made us feel at home and Jaipur is brilliant place to explore. Thank you VWI! Challenging but well worth the effort. I would like to give 10 out of 9 marks to the organization. The project staff members were Helpful + reliable + very good! The arrival pick up service was very good;... Read More

Working with the children and women was very rewarding and they are fantastic! It’s worth making lesson plan through as we were surprised how much control we had. It was a great week though, the host family made us feel at home and Jaipur is brilliant place to explore. Thank you VWI! Challenging but well worth the effort. I would like to give 10 out of 9 marks to the organization. The project staff members were Helpful + reliable + very good! The arrival pick up service was very good; one of the staff members was there to meet us at Bus Station.

ANNA GORDON, U.K
TEACHING ENGLISH PROJECT WITH WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

It was great to see someone from VWI staff there as soon as I got of the bus. The host family was really great. If we needed anything, all we had to do was ask. Transportation service was best. Taxi driver friendly behavior made the trip better. The project staff members were very helpful. It is great in the project that the program coordinator always around to translate and help with things. I decided to volunteer with VWI as Volunteering With India seemed like the best program because the website... Read More

It was great to see someone from VWI staff there as soon as I got of the bus. The host family was really great. If we needed anything, all we had to do was ask. Transportation service was best. Taxi driver friendly behavior made the trip better. The project staff members were very helpful. It is great in the project that the program coordinator always around to translate and help with things. I decided to volunteer with VWI as Volunteering With India seemed like the best program because the website was clear. Communication was great And we didn’t have to pay before getting here. I would like to give 10 out of 8. Volunteering in India was one of the best experience I have had. I met so many people and experienced India the best way I could.

EMMA MALLOWS, AUSTRALIA
emmakatemallows@live.com.au

Staying with the family was brilliant and being part of the projects was amazing as they are doing good work. I would like to 10 out of 9 mark to VWI. The project staff members were very helpful with translations + directions. The arrival pickup service was excellent; car and team member were waiting when we arrived. The accommodation & food was lovely. We were using Tuk-tuk is the best transportation service to go everyday for the project site. You can explore many things on the road if you travel... Read More

Staying with the family was brilliant and being part of the projects was amazing as they are doing good work. I would like to 10 out of 9 mark to VWI. The project staff members were very helpful with translations + directions. The arrival pickup service was excellent; car and team member were waiting when we arrived. The accommodation & food was lovely. We were using Tuk-tuk is the best transportation service to go everyday for the project site. You can explore many things on the road if you travel in Tuk-Tuk.I definetly recommend everyone to join the program.

MIRIAM, U.K
CHILDREN PROJECT + WOMEN EMPOWERMENT + 1 DAY ELEPHANT CARE

Arrival service was perfect! Sukret came to pick me and made me feel very welcome. The accommodation & Food at the Host Family wasAmazing! They made me feel part of the family as I walked in. Staying with them has been a highlight of the whole experience. And the food was always lovely and not too spicy for me. Transportation service was excellent. The taxi driver named Toto is my hero. Project staff members are amazing. Govind the Project coordinator help me in all stages. Without him teaching would be... Read More

Arrival service was perfect! Sukret came to pick me and made me feel very welcome. The accommodation & Food at the Host Family wasAmazing! They made me feel part of the family as I walked in. Staying with them has been a highlight of the whole experience. And the food was always lovely and not too spicy for me. Transportation service was excellent. The taxi driver named Toto is my hero. Project staff members are amazing. Govind the Project coordinator help me in all stages. Without him teaching would be a lot more difficult. I feel very lucky to have been here for Diwali festival. Thank you VWI for everything.

GRACE CHAPMAN, U.K
grace@idlemotion.co.uk

I was happy to be able to picked up from the airport and not have to find my way. The project coordinator arrived shortly after my flight landed. The accommodation, food and host family was good and very helpful. The transportation service was amazing and the driver was very kind and on time always. The staff members were always very easy to contact when I had questions. I would like to give 10 out of 9 for my overall satisfaction and experience. I have been in Jaipur for 1 week... Read More

I was happy to be able to picked up from the airport and not have to find my way. The project coordinator arrived shortly after my flight landed. The accommodation, food and host family was good and very helpful. The transportation service was amazing and the driver was very kind and on time always. The staff members were always very easy to contact when I had questions. I would like to give 10 out of 9 for my overall satisfaction and experience. I have been in Jaipur for 1 week Elephant & 1 week Women Project both these projects are wonderful and make my time here in the community meaningful. The Elephant Project was very enjoyable and I liked working with the mahouts. The women program was difficult on first 2 days as so many women were at different skill levels, however as the class proceed it got easier. The children classes were amazing. They are adorable and fun to work with.

JAQUE KLINGMAN, U.S.A
jaquelinnea90@hotmail.com

The women project is extremely worthwhile and a lot of fun. Though it can be tricky to communicate with those with limited English, this can be overcore. I would thoroughly recommend this project to anybody looking to genuinely make a difference. I had planned to travel to Jaipur with 2 of my friends. We have research for many agencies through online but VWI best in the area. The accommodation service was good and the food was very nice. The project staff members are very helpful and happy to be of... Read More

The women project is extremely worthwhile and a lot of fun. Though it can be tricky to communicate with those with limited English, this can be overcore. I would thoroughly recommend this project to anybody looking to genuinely make a difference. I had planned to travel to Jaipur with 2 of my friends. We have research for many agencies through online but VWI best in the area. The accommodation service was good and the food was very nice. The project staff members are very helpful and happy to be of service. I would give 10 out of 9.

TOBIAS, U.K

The women on the programme were unbelievably enthusiastic and eager to learn. It was such a joy to both teach and help them in skills development program. I hope they enjoyed themselves as much as I did. The family at the house welcomes us and were able to help if we needed anything. It was a great insight into both the lives of an Indian family and the children. I would definitely recommend the program. I have decided to volunteer with VWI as I Found the company online and thought... Read More

The women on the programme were unbelievably enthusiastic and eager to learn. It was such a joy to both teach and help them in skills development program. I hope they enjoyed themselves as much as I did. The family at the house welcomes us and were able to help if we needed anything. It was a great insight into both the lives of an Indian family and the children. I would definitely recommend the program. I have decided to volunteer with VWI as I Found the company online and thought it looked like a very down to earth charity with good intentions. Relatively inexpensive. The food at the house was delicious and the family were very friendly. The project staff members too very friendly and organized. I would rate the program 10 out of 10.

OLIVIA MICHELE, U.K

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience with Volunteering With India. Thank you- The girls were always keen to learn and engage with whatever you teach them. I wish them all the best; gonna miss them all lots  I would rate 10 out 9 to the program. Decided to come to India and thought it would be great to do helping women. The project staff members are really helpful and friendly.

ANTONIA MURRAY, U.K

I have absolutely loved my time volunteering with VWI. The people are helpful and kind, and have been extremely welcoming. The accommodation with the host family is excellent. You really feel like part of the family. I even had the opportunity to work with the elephants as well as my own, project women empowerment. I highly recommend VWI. Give you 10/10 Loved it. The reason I join with VWI as the cost compared to other volunteering organization and good online reputation.

EMILY PRICE, AUSTRALIA
ejjprice1810@gmail.com
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