Teaching Children in Rural Areas

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Education is necessary for every child in order for society and communities to develop. Recently the Indian Government instated a law making it necessary for every child to get an education, but many children leave school so there is a need for assistance in the schools located in rural and remote areas. We don’t need our volunteers to speak native English, there is no need for TOEFL/IELTS certification.


TEACHING VOLUNTEER WORK INDIA

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 Availability: 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: Teaching English in school, Support & help teachers in their methods of teaching, Work on Pronounciation & Communication skills of children,Motivating children families for thier regular attendance in class & promoting basic hygiene awareness to children and thier families. 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: Tourist Visa, Flights, Internet, Telephone Calls, Monuments/Sightseeing Entry Fees, Insurance Cover, and Airport Drop off.
Education is necessary for every child in order for society and communities to develop. Recently the Indian Government instated a law making it necessary for every child to get an education, but many children leave school so there is a need for assistance in the schools located in rural and remote areas. We don’t need our volunteers to speak native English, there is no need for TOEFL/IELTS certification. The project runs in the rural area village near Jaipur. We already have teachers in the school which teach English to children but they are not very good English speakers and their pronunciation is very poor. Helping with English teaching you can greatly enhance the learning experience and the future prospects of hundreds of children and adults. There are also not much extra curricular activities like sport, drama or music lessons for example. Because such things are not organized in the school it makes children not be interested in attending school, they get bored because of the lack of extracurricular activities, so we encourage volunteers to organize such activities. We decided to bring International volunteers to help so that a solid base of education at the primary level is constituted and the children can be prepared to accept the challenge of higher education fearlessly in the future.

WORK FOR VOLUNTEERS

Volunteering work will include teaching English, support or help for teachers in teaching methods, helping with improving pupil’s communication skills, drawing-painting, music, dancing with students, making sure of regular attendance of children through motivating their families by visiting regularly, creating a more child-friendly environment in the schools through decorating/painting them. Your help will make an enjoyable and creative environment for children. Volunteering work continues to motivate children to pursue education. This will help children develop skills and acquire pleasant experiences. Volunteers can assist in different areas of education like English, mathematics, arts and sports. Since volunteering activities are organized in government/private schools where it exists an acute shortage of teachers, the volunteers are therefore expected to focus mainly on the syllabus being taught in schools.

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. 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.

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN FROM THIS PROJECT

>A memorable time with children being a part of their life. >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.
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: Get ready to meet your lovely children which you will be teaching.Our project taxi will come to pick you from your accommodation in Jaipur and bring you at the program site. You will be met also with your program coordinator & local staff which will guide you all about the things at the center, what to do, how to do & make lesson plans for kids at the center.
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

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Duration USD $
1 Week 340
2 Week 500
3 Week 660
4 Week 820
5 Week 980
6 Week 1140
Extra Week 160
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Duration Euro €
1 Week 300
2 Week 440
3 Week 580
4 Week 720
5 Week 860
6 Week 1000
Extra Week 140
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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.

Arriving at New Delhi Airport to the amazing bustle, noise, colours and crowds that are unique to India, I felt a little bit nervous and was wondering what my next four weeks of teaching English in an Indian school, away from my friends and family, would bring me. After arrival to Airport I come jaipur by a Volvo bus which was so luxuries IT took 4 hours to reach the Jaipur. The VWI team member tapan was waiting me at the Bus Stand he drop me at my host family.... Read More

Arriving at New Delhi Airport to the amazing bustle, noise, colours and crowds that are unique to India, I felt a little bit nervous and was wondering what my next four weeks of teaching English in an Indian school, away from my friends and family, would bring me. After arrival to Airport I come jaipur by a Volvo bus which was so luxuries IT took 4 hours to reach the Jaipur. The VWI team member tapan was waiting me at the Bus Stand he drop me at my host family. My host was so nice and lovable they welcome me very well manner. They said me Namaste ( Hello ) that was my first Hindi word which i learn on first day. I was having a very neat and clean room with attach bathroom.

During my school time I had to teach 3 hours in different sections of classes. and I then had the afternoons off to sleep, use the internet, plan lessons, do some marking or go shopping in the town. Peoples here in India are so friendly you can’t feel yourself stuck at any place,everybody is so helping. The experience of teaching gave me so much confidence and taught me new skills but I also found that learning about the Indian culture and customs was just as an important and valuable part of my trip. I wear salwar suit, the traditional dress for rajasthani women, eat and learn so many Indian dishes. I really feel myself fall in love with the culture of a country so different to my town. I have taken away from my trip many fantastic memories, brilliant new friends, new skills and confidence and an excellent feeling and able to understand why this part of World called Incredible India.

RUBY JOSEPH, USA
VOLUNTEERING IN TEACH ENGLISH IN RURAL AREA

I had a wonderful time in India doing the teaching Project in Jaipur with VWI for 6 weeks. I met with many people and made a lot of Indian friends, ate a lot of delicious Indian food, and traveled to a lot of beautiful historical places. I really enjoyed the time I spent at the school center, the time I worked with kids made me understand the meaning of life. I spent about 6 weeks with kids in August- September. The climate is good here in Jaipur as the rain... Read More

I had a wonderful time in India doing the teaching Project in Jaipur with VWI for 6 weeks. I met with many people and made a lot of Indian friends, ate a lot of delicious Indian food, and traveled to a lot of beautiful historical places. I really enjoyed the time I spent at the school center, the time I worked with kids made me understand the meaning of life. I spent about 6 weeks with kids in August- September. The climate is good here in Jaipur as the rain stopped passed away during these months and the entire city which is covered by mountain look pretty by the greenery. In School sometimes kids were very naughty, but sometimes they make me in so much love; they gave me their toys; give their notebook to write my name and they get around me most of the time when I in the classroom. I was so happy and excited with kids every day; they made my heart soft and warm. They don’t know what’s good and bad; they are pure and natural. I hope they grow up happily and healthily.
I was living in the Indian Host Family. A caretaker cleaned my room every day. The host family prepares 3 meals per day for me Breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the meals which they served me during my placement was so delicious. But actually, I haven’t spent a lot of time in the apartment because I spent a lot of time with my Indian friends. The VWI team members invited me to their houses to have dinners. Their parents and other family members were also very hospitable. I not only tried a lot of local snacks, but also traveled to a lot of beautiful spots because they recommended me many beautiful places.
There are hundreds of Gods in India, and my friends have told me some of their legends, like cobra God or the God with an elephant face. The stories are so mysterious, and I think it’s really interesting to know about them. I didn’t meet a lot of cultural shock in India, instead of some interesting cultural habits. My Indian friends taught me how to use hand to have dinner; I saw cows walk in the street freely and even the crowded traffic cannot disturb them. Every family has their own beliefs, and they believe in their Gods very firmly. Everything is fine in India except traffic, and I was afraid to cross the road, because all cars, autos, motorcycles are very fast. I learned one skill in India: bargain with auto men. I not only had to tell the auto man go by meter, but also tell him please go fast or he would choose a longer distance for charging more money.
Anyway, it was an unforgettable experience for me. I like Indian people, Indian culture, and Indian food. I will definitely recommend to my friend because it will give you a beautiful and unforgettable memory.

KELSEY JANAE, U.K
VOLUNTEER TEACHING PROJECT

VWI is a fantastic organization. I Volunteered with VWI for 8 weeks in Jaipur. The program staff was absolutely amazing. I also felt like my hard work would have a significant and lasting impact on the community. Beyond this I had a great time. My host family was amazing and by the time I left i felt like I was really a part of the community. A great experience all around. Would highly recommend!

JAMES, GERMANY
VOLUNTEER TEACHING PROJECT

It was very new and enjoyable experience. I enjoyed my time doing the project with VWI. The highlight of my volunteering experience was the bond I had developed with kids at the child care center. I was like an elder sister to them and they were like my siblings. The accommodation was better than expected. Jaipur is a nice place to live and work as a volunteer. The city has everything to see. It’s best then Delhi as I found no hassle in anything. The meals were fantastic. The host... Read More

It was very new and enjoyable experience. I enjoyed my time doing the project with VWI. The highlight of my volunteering experience was the bond I had developed with kids at the child care center. I was like an elder sister to them and they were like my siblings.
The accommodation was better than expected. Jaipur is a nice place to live and work as a volunteer. The city has everything to see. It’s best then Delhi as I found no hassle in anything. The meals were fantastic. The host family really did a wonderful job. The coordinator provided us with a lot of freedom and help. I could not have asked for more…. amazing time.. Already miss it!

JENNY , U.K
VOLUNTEER TEACHING PROJECT
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