VOLUNTEER TEACHING & EDUCATION PROJECT IN INDIA
INTRODUCTION INDIA TEACHING AND EDUCATION
When you support The KIVOLEX Education & Literacy Project in Dharamsala, you’ll work with children and adults to provide the basic building blocks of education, as well as provide necessary skills training and education to advance economic opportunities for women. By inspiring a love for education through fun and engaging techniques, your time and energy provides this community more opportunities to learn new skills for future employment and gain a solid understanding in the English language, which is desired for many career paths throughout India
When you work with The KIVOLEX Support for People with Disabilities Project in Dharamsala, you’ll have an opportunity to volunteer with a local nonprofit created to address the lack of special education offered in India. Before this organization’s inception, many children with disabilities were unable to attend public schools and were not receiving any formal education. This resulted in these children growing up marginalized and almost entirely dependent on their families. The love and attention of our volunteers serves to improve their lives
TEACHING AND EDUCATION VOLUNTEERING IN INDIA
The school education system in India is the largest in the world, catering to over 260 million young people each year. Jointly managed at the national and state levels, many initiatives have been undertaken to improve access to quality schooling – particularly for those who are economically or socially disadvantaged. With thriving competition from private schools, there have been clear efforts within the government sector to offer parents and children what they most need and want: quality education leading to improved life opportunities. signiﬁcant changes have been made to address issues of quality and equity of provision, for example with the implementation of the Right to Education Act and the widespread adoption of new technologies and approaches to improve teachers’ and learners’ access to resources and content for learning
OUR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN INDIA
The KIVOLEX Education & Literacy Project
When you work with The KIVOLEX Education & Literacy Project in New Delhi, you’ll help organizations who provide education and academic support to first-time learners; this includes street children, young single mothers, and children with disabilities.
VOICE FROM INDIAN COMMUNITY
“The children’s English has improved and they are noticeably happier and more confident when working with volunteers.”
“The impact is really positive because it is the English language which keeps the children as candidates for mainstream educational programs. Every child has benefited by attending these classes with the volunteers.”
“When our students get the chance to interact with people from foreign countries, their desire to engage motivates them to learn English in order to share their thoughts and feelings with the volunteers. They understand that the volunteers accept them with their disabilities. This really improves their confidence and brings happiness in their life.”
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN INDIA
INDIAN HISTORY LESSON
With KIVOLEX in New Delhi, there is no shortage of incredible guest lecturers. You’ll have a chance to talk with a local professor and talented storyteller on the politics, history, and culture of India. You’ll also have have the unique opportunity to learn about the history of KIVOLEX in India from one of our founding members – Bela Singh, the KIVOLEX India Director. With KIVOLEX lectures and conversations, it’s all fair game.
TOUR NEW DELHI
In New Delhi, a city scavenger hunt lead by the KIVOLEX staff gives you a chance to get to know your new neighborhood. Team up with a group of fellow volunteers and, with the help of local people, find your way around town to complete a challenge. You may be tasked with finding a cell phone or hunting down a travel agency to book a ticket to see the Golden Temple in Amritsar. No matter what the challenge, it’s a fun way to quickly get comfortable in this welcoming city.
HINDI LANGUAGE LESSONS
For many volunteers, Hindi language lessons with KIVOLEX are a first. In addition to practicing the elegant calligraphy, you’ll practice spoken Hindi as well. No worries on rocketing to the head of the class, a little goes a long way and just the basics can really help you connect with the community. And if you’re a little shaky at first, the local people appreciate your attempts and are very friendly with their corrections!
CLASSIC INDIAN MUSIC
If you’ve always had rockstar dreams of jamming on a sitar, now may be your shot! You’ll have that chance with KIVOLEX in New Delhi when you’re visited by a local family and classical folk music group for a performance you’ll not soon forget. They’ll perform beautiful renditions of popular songs, discuss the music’s origin and meaning, introduce you to their instruments, and even give you a chance to jam!
HOME BASE / HOMESTAY ACCOMMODATIONIN TANZANIA
Choose the KIVOLEX Home-Base if you’re looking for an experience that comes with 24-hour security, bilingual staff, an instant community of fellow volunteers, and three authentic meals a day. We think it’s the foolproof choice.
DATES AND FEE IN TANZANIA
Reserve your spot today with a deposit of $300! Fees and start dates vary by destination and duration. Apply today to get started. Did you know your out-of-pocket trip costs might be just a fraction of the Cost? Click here to find out how.