Project No.: RC-MTV-EDU-4/17: Teaching Children
Period: March to December 2018
No. of Vols.: 2 Age: 21+
Location: any private school running for needy children
Placement: Placement is offered for 3-6 months. Joining dates : Volunteers can join from any Monday during the project cycle.
Background: In the interior rural areas, education of children in expensive private schools is unaffordable by local communities. Consequently, they send their children to government schools. However, the attitudes of teachers there is a little indifferent and not very pro-active. To meet people’s demand for better education some committed teachers have started less expensive private schools in rural areas. Bogdhar village and Baddi slum have such schools. The school enrolls children from economically poor families from the rural areas. The focus of education here is on non-formal social aspects.
Work: The two volunteers will be involved in teaching English to the children in the age group 6-11 in a private school. The school wants the volunteers to add value to the teaching and improve on the pronunciation and grammar. The idea is to make education interesting and fruitful to them and prepare and encourage them to improve on their English for a better future. During free time, volunteers’ involvement in health and sanitation education in the same area will be appreciated. They can work with youth workers and community leaders to develop health educational activities for their well being.
Accommodation: This will be simple and shared in the school/village with common toilets. Volunteers are advised to bring their own bed sheet and sleeping bags for hygienic reasons.
Food: Food offered will be simple authentic Indian vegetarian and freshly cooked. Three meals a day will be served. Assistance while cooking is desired of volunteers. Volunteers are free to cook meals of their country choice on every Sunday.