This program is about to support children who are disadvantaged because of poverty. Help organizing a theater program and teaching them in performing.
About the Program
Do you have passion for theater, travelling and helping young children? Volunteer with India offers people like you the fantastic opportunity to teach underprivileged young children living in the iconic Pink City of Jaipur. During your time on the program you will be placed at a local school or orphanage where you’ll have the freedom to create and organize your very own program. Volunteers have to put on plays, teach dance routines, make masks/puppets and facilitate scenes from well-known scripts. Volunteers may also wish to consider teaching core performance techniques (acting, singing, dancing), teaching scenes from musicals or teaching children how to make their own costumes.
There is a lack of free, quality education in Jaipur. The children you will teach don’t usually receive theater education, so all will be inexperienced and some will be shy. Furthermore, many of the children in the schools are children from difficult backgrounds; therefore volunteers who can find a balance between sensitivity and fun are perfect for these children who aren’t given the chance to experience the excitement of education. The beauty of this program is that we can see how the children’s confidence, happiness and unity increases during the program process.
The project was created in 2010.The project is based in Jaipur, India, a city which is also called Pink City. The children in our center need attention and support from the volunteers.Volunteers can help them to deal with their sad past and so they can reach their full potential. English speaking volunteers can also help the children practicing English which is also good for their future.
Mission of the Project
Our mission is to provide the best care and protection for these children; to preserve and protect their childhood rights.To bring them back into society by providing them with their basic necessities for life. Teaching them about art can build their confidence in their future.
Role of the Volunteer
You as a volunteer will be involved in activities such as teaching theater, making sets, design it, music selections, making masks, and organize the program. We don’t need an expert actor, director or an artist. We just want for our volunteer to offer love to the children, support them in trying out being theater actors and to help the ones that are talented but are shy or just not able to bring it out. There is a lack of theater education in the city. We expect the volunteers to offer good help and to be good teachers in the workshops. Volunteers can also work in the children's rural areas. This helps to building up confidence and makes them be more united. Besides it helps them seeing their future with more hope and joy. The volunteers are also asked to support the orphanage children in drama play.The children at the orphanages are always eager to learn new things and this shows them the fun part of life, at the end of the day the children fall asleep with a smile on their faces.
We run this
project with our partner NGO which has local volunteers who take care of these
children. One of our program coordinator will always be there at the project
site to assist the foreign volunteers. Local volunteers are not good in English
so the coordinator helps foreign volunteers in all stages.
Project Location & Daily transport Facility
We provide accommodation to participants at Indian Host Family which is in the center of Jaipur. Our project locations is just 15 mins of tuk-tuk ride from your accommodation. It is in the main Jaipur. Everyday the project taxi come to pick you and once you finish the program it will drop you back at your place.
What you will gain from this project
Day 2 to Working days : You will be transferred to your project site. Your first day will be a learning experience, meeting new faces and seeing what your role will be. Days at the project site will include taking part in many of the activities you have read above. And maybe even a few spontaneous Bollywood dance-offs.
Weekends: The weekends are free for you to relax and enjoy the Pink City of Jaipur. Every weekend we arrange sightseeing tour of Jaipur beautiful historical places, cultural places and programs with our VWI staff team. Volunteers have opportunity to meet with other volunteers also from other projects sites as everybody gets together on these days. There are several other side trips that you can join which will greatly enhance your experience of Rajasthan, India.
End of trip: After finishing the Volunteering India program you can choose our Add on tour Programs to explore India. Volunteers can join to visit Taj Mahal, Golden Triangle Tour, Wildlife Safari in National Park, New Delhi and more.
We can offer you advice on travelling on to your next destination, whether it be another Indian city or on to the airport for home or more of the world.
of a typical working day ( Monday to Friday )
Volunteers work for 3-4 hours a day. Volunteers will work from Monday to Friday, but if there is more work required they can also be send to work on a Saturday as well.
The work includes typical tasks like:
Every Weekend we arrange sightseeing tours for volunteers of the famous tourist destination in Jaipur. There are other tour activities you can involved yourself in like visiting the famous Taj Mahal Agra, Go for Jungle Safari in Ranthambore National Park, Visit the Blue City Jodhpur or to Gold Place city Jaisalmer in to Desert. All these places can be visited in weekend free time. Also in a day during free time you can visit the famous temples in Jaipur, go for cycle rickshaw ride, visit the local bazaars ( market ), buy some souvenir, go to shopping malls and many more activities which you can make yourself involved in it.
Also in a day during free time you can visit the famous temples in Jaipur, go for cycle rickshaw ride, visit the local bazaars ( market ), buy some souvenir, go to shopping malls and many more activities which you can make yourself involved in it.
One of our Team member will come to pick you at the Jaipur, Airport. We will be there with the pla card mentioning your name. Our team is happy to pick you anytime your flight lands in jaipur.
VWI will make arrangements for room, food and transportation for the volunteers, from the first day of the volunteer’s arrival in Jaipur, India. Volunteers will be living with an Indian host family. You will have your own room that you may or may not share with another volunteer of the same sex. Our host families are carefully screened and selected based on VWI requirements. Host families are experienced in the realm of hosting international travellers for a least 10 years.
The accommodation and meals provided at the host family will be basic. You will be getting three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), the very same food your host family themselves will be having, traditional but very nutritious. However if you are unable to adjust to food or need more nutrition/protein/special diet you can arrange your own meals from produce at the near local market. Staying with a host family is a great way to learn about a host country’s culture and customs. Every host family will have internet facilities so you can stay in contact with your own family.
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