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World Without Obstacles

English Language Teaching Assistance

Uttar Pradesh, India

To strengthen and improve English education. To extend the hygiene & health program.

Background

Education is a very important part of contemporary life. Primary education refers to the compulsory education where in the students seek the basic knowledge about all the relevant and necessary subjects of life that may include the counting, word formation and comprehension and knowledge about general ethics, norms and standards of the surrounding.

Shikshit Bharat (Unite for Education) is a social initiative of WWO which offers FREE and quality primary education to underprivileged children. WWO believes that primary education is the foundation for the development of every citizen and the nation as a whole.

Objectives

Primary: To provide underprivileged children with free access to quality primary education up to fifth grade. The program focuses on helping them to achieve basic literacy, and a foundation in math, science, and social sciences.

Secondary: To end illiteracy among people within the poorer and deprived communities of rural India, and to help provide program participants with practical skills that supports their development.

Methods

Presently we are working in Uttar Pradesh the highest populated state of India. With a literacy rate below 55% that is much below than the national literacy average i.e. 65.4%, with huge difference of about 45% in male female educational ratio. We have conducted a survey of the local area and villages of project site to create awareness about education and to know the educational status of the area, additionally to indentify the problem of illiteracy. While conducting these surveys we have selected some meritorious underprivileged students who either stop or not going school due to financial problem or family reasons. We consulted with the parents of these children and offer them free primary education and after approval of their parents we admitted them in our nearby school and started their primary education.


WWO´s planned activities for 2015 at Gurukul Children Academy are:

-          To continue and extend the hygiene & health programme.

-          To sponsor more underprivileged children with scholarships.

-          To strengthen and improve English education.

-          To support the planning, design and construction of a new school building in Belsar (see separate architectural brief).

-          To improve access to education for underprivileged children by enabling mothers to earn tuition fees for their children by participating in a handicraft programme. This is part of a women empowerment programme of WWO for the rural community in and around Belsar/Gonda.

Free-time activities

Sightseeing like Taj Mahal, Varanasi, Ayodhya (Hindu pilgrimage town), Sravasti (Buddhist legacy) for Vipassana meditation etc...

Water Sports
Swimming
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently) and Hindi (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Teaching English would be desirable but not mandatory, computer skill would be added advantage.
Time Commitment
Regular working hours are hardly predicable. It mainly depends on the work force. Get in touch with World Without Obstacles straight ahead to get more infos about current to dos and objectives.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Any questions? Just ask. We at World Without Obstacles are happy to help you.

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This includes food and accommodation at the project site.

Accommodation

We provide basic accommodation which is available in the village.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel Camping
Food & Beverages

Local food and drink will be served to our volunteers.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport (VNS) in Varanasi. We assist you to find cheap flights to India.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for India provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in India you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for India.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$145.00
5 weeks
$180.00
6 weeks
$215.00
7 weeks
$249.00
9 weeks
$319.00
11 weeks
$388.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$840.00
Average fees
$36.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Uttar Pradesh/India between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. World Without Obstacles will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in India.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with World Without Obstacles during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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