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We need 2 volunteers
Do you want to embark on a journey to self discovery in the Land of Gods (Garhwal Himalayas) while contributing to the cause of educating underprivileged mountain children ? Do you want to experience a great cultural immersion( food,custom, tradition, festivals) alongside living the local life ? Are you ready to learn about the mystics, mythology and spiritual powers ?
Experience all this with Naveen Godiyal the local guide and founder for Teach English volunteer program. Naveen has a wonderful experience of +10 years of working as a program coordinator for international organizations offering travel and volunteering opportunities.
Participate in our teach English volunteer program from one week to 4 week, assist the local teachers in teaching basic English comprehension skills and explore various spiritual( places, temples, caves) and adventure spots (trek, national park, rafting, mountaineering). Through our programs our objective is to bring employment opportunities for the locals by offering home stay and medium level trekking tours offered by the local community members who have been inhabiting the place for 1000 of years. The nature of our programs is social impact travel services.
About the program: The importance of the program lies in assisting to improve the English educational standard at our school through various formal and non-formal way. We don't look forward for certified or trained volunteers if you have a passion to make a change.
Location: The school is located in a village in the foothills of the Himalayas. Google Barkot town in Uttrakhand(India).
Project site(school): The school is a primary school, with the number of students always fluctuating. There are classes from lower kindergarten to grade 8, 4-14 years old. The school runs from 7:30 am-12:00 pm in the summer time. In winter, the school runs from 8:30 am-2:00 pm. Children learn various subjects like English(compulsory), math, science, social studies etc.
Meals: All three meals are provided. Experience unique garhwali cuisine not found elsewhere in India. It consists of local grown vegetables, salad vegetable, pulses, lentils, curd, rice items, millet and many more which you will never get a chance to taste elsewhere. .
Accommodation: The volunteer will be living in a rented volunteer house near to the project site. The rooms are comfortable with attached toilet and bathroom along with Indian squat/western toilet.
Volunteer work: The volunteers would be working with Naveen, the volunteer coordinator, alongside the teachers/staff of the school. Naveen will welcome you and situate you into the classes, explain the educational set up, the local culture, customs and way of living. He will also explain the do's and don'ts of the local culture and living. The volunteers are expected to be proactive and talk to the teachers, lead a lesson once they have understood the system, create a positive environment for learning. Volunteers can expect to learn Indian education system, method and how it works. They will also get a close purview of the local culture, religion and general way of living. If the volunteers have teaching supplies they would like to bring, they may do so. However it is not required.
Extra activities: Our community is known for having many festivals and celebrations throughout the year. There are picturesque treks to hike. Also you can visit a popular pilgrim temple Yamunotri, located 10,000 feet above the sea level and a 12th century old Shiva temple. The people at our place are welcoming and they do invite you to visit their homes over a meal or a cup of tea.
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The volunteer will be living in a rented volunteer house near to the project site. The rooms are comfortable with attached toilet and bathroom along with Indian squat/western toilet.
We provide 3 vegetarian meal for our volunteers which is breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast at 8:30 am, lunch 1:30/2:00 and dinner at 6:30/7:00 pm. The cuisine( garhwali) is unique to its characteristic not found elsewhere in other parts. The food consists various delicacies made of locally grown vegetables, fruits, wheat, rice, pulses and millet. Since your meals are cooked by local families so a donation towards it will be helpful for these families.