RAJASTHAN EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 175€ per week, culture week mandatory to start the programme: 175€
- Code : G/IND/RECV2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
This program consists of working with students at an hearing impaired school, mentally challenged school, regular kindergarten and primary schools in the morning and at our community school teaching English classes. We have strong relationships with these schools over the years and the age of students may be anywhere between 5 and 15. These schools accept a non-formal approach to teaching and also followed partly with a curriculum. This means that we will not have to conform to the local Indian teaching methods or style, but everyone will be free to choose their own way of teaching and may bring their own ideas into class. It is important to understand that the methods of teaching are less important than the attitude of the participant towards the students. In addition, the subjects to be taught can alter, depending on current activities in the schools which might include, for example, environmental issues or geography. The teaching program serves a dual purpose; of course it is meant to help children in rural India to have a chance to speak more English (usually even their teachers aren’t up to standard) and secondly it will give you an insight into the Indian education system as well as a good chance to become good friends with students and teachers. It can be nice to bring presents with you for students. In our experience, the students are less interested in toys (some typical toys of your country might be interesting), but pictures of your family/house/pets are always well received. The participant will work as an assistant to a teacher with whatever skills you have. You will make an important contribution by improving students’ spoken English, Mathematics, Geography, Science and other subjects in the school curriculum. It is an experience and memories neither you nor they will ever forget.
About the Accommodation : There is a mini library where you can read, a beautiful garden to relax in and dining and lounge areas where you can hang out with fellow participants. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Food Arrangements : The meals are a mix of Western and Indian food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.
The Royal city of Udaipur located in the state of Rajasthan is commonly called the Venice of the East and nicknamed ‘the city of lakes’ is located in the princely state of Rajasthan. Primarily known for its art and architecture, it has temples dating as far back as 950 AD and palaces dating back to the Rajput era. Fans of The Jungle Book and James Bond films may recognize Udaipur as the birthplace of Bagheera and the location for the Roger Moore starrer Octopussy. Drawing several million tourists a year, it has loads to offer in terms of art, architecture, culture and cuisine. With all of this and more, Udaipur is one of the cities everyone should visit at least once in their lives.
Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance. Additional Equipment : Casual dress is appropriate during your time at the school; however, no see through clothes or low cut tops are permitted.