CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
- FSL LTV 03 A
The Participation Fee is 14,500 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately 223 Euros per month, depending on the exchange rate) Lisez les informations spécifiques
- Code : FSL LTV 03 A
- Dispo : 10M / 10F (Total Part 20)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 65
FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning – India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism. Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.
Working with people/children who deal with different forms of various forms of physical or intellectual challenges can be quite a demanding task for anyone. However, despite the challenges they never lack in terms of spirit and enthusiasm and working along with them can bring you a lot of joy and give a lot of life learning experiences. The main work will be teaching and supporting the staff in their daily activities for the care of the children. As a volunteer, you will be involved in Individual goal setting and planning for holistic development of children/persons with special needs through home-based, community based or institutional based approach. It needs a bit of flexibility and openness to all kinds of works and activities. These children are subject to multiple deprivations and limited opportunities in several dimensions of their lives. They are mostly rejected by mainstream society and face grave discrimination. Your work schedule include: • We believe volunteers can be huge change-makers in such projects by participating and bringing joy in lives of these children, and help the NGO to bring some structure changes in their daily lives and prepare them for adulthood. • Involve in maintenance and gardening work, prepare and serve meals, cleaning and providing company. • A creative approach to work is useful and you will have the opportunity to initiate new mini projects or activities. A flexible approach to the work with to be prepared to undertake multiple tasks is very necessary to work in these projects. The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities.
You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project.
Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations – Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India.
Visa Requirements: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.htm http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html What is needed to be an LTV! We welcome anybody who is interested to participate in our voluntary programs regardless of age, sex, religious belief, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Most of our programmes do not require any specific skills. But as the work is humanitarian in nature, we encourage volunteers to be: Ø Open Minded: It is essential to be open to new ideas, situations, morals, values and ways of doing things. Things may be different from what you are used to or your existing expectations. If you remain open minded then you will be flooded with new opportunities. Broadening the mind is at the heart of inter-cultural exchange. Ø Flexible: Remaining flexible to ideas, people, situations and encounters is important. While working at social projects, you will be dealing with people – and people are unpredictable. Taking a flexible approach is often the best way to deal with such situations. Ø Creative: Taking a creative approach to your volunteer placement and work maintains motivation and, prevents routine and boredom for yourself and the project. When you start to think creatively it is amazing what can be achieved.