This program is for the youth group to teach and train about organic farming in cities. International student groups are most welcome .
About the Program
Organic farming in urban areas through Green House and alternative methods are the main target of this program. International youth have chance to work together with SMILE local volunteers in the program. A complete cultural exchange platform would be there while working in a family type environment.
It is a program to learn how one can grow organic vegetable and fruits in apartment, roof, lawn with the help of limited resources. Volunteers can be a big part of the project .Students group can learn the process and gather first hand knowledge from this program.This is one of unique project of recent days when urban population suffering from pollution and shortage of oxygen in Air . Every volunteer can learn and spread the knowledge around.
SMILE volunteer would work inside of SMILE House with local coordinator. Volunteers will get all sorts of assistance during program hour and they are supposed to follow instruction of the program coordinator.Every volunteers are advised to bring a pair of farming gloves bring with them.Volunteer will have a chance to learn about organic farming in urban areas and it importance of this program for environmental control in cities.
There would be local coordinator who lead the group ,so volunteers have a chance to learn and explore.Volunteers are requested to bring a pair of hand gloves for their use during farming activities.Other materials are avilable at project site.
Field service Work Hour: 3/4 hr./day (Monday to Friday early morning)
Work shop: 1:30 hrs per day (afternoon)
Example Daily Schedule
Wake up early morning: 6 am
Breakfast: 6:30 am ( self service)
Work : 3-4 hours during week days,Exact work schedule would be delivered with infosheet.
Late afternoon:3pm - 5 pm workshop
Dinner : 7 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing )
After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends.
9:30 bed time
** Please remember that program schedule or program site can be changed or altered by the Program In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **
An amazing country with full of culture and tradition .Interesting people ! Explore the country with exciting diversity .Kolkata ,the city of joy was known before as Calcutta since the colonial time. This ancient city was used to be the capital of British colonial period. This city has full of heart ,people are basically belongs to the middle class . There are also rich and poor people all around . City Kolkata is know for its busy traffic ,huge population ,warm welcome and poverty around the street corners! It is a great place to visit for every tourist coming to India.
More over if anyone get a chance to live with the local host family then that brings extra bonus to any traveller .It helps to learn the culture, tradition, language while staying within the normal people of the society.Living on any hotel can never give any traveller such wide scope to know the society and communities as a whole. Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous and attractive tourist places during weekends ...
Darjeeling ( most famous hill station,Toy Train, Tea Garden in India )
*kalimpong ( famous Buddhist place and hill station)
*kurshiang ( lash green tea garden)
*Sikkim ( hill station with beautiful valley )
*puri ( the famous Hindu religious place and sea beach )
*Digha ( sea beach )*Bodh Gaya ( Famous Buddhist temple )
*varanashi ( famous Hindu temple and Ganges )
*shantiniketan ( one of the university established by great Nobel laureate Sri Rabindranath Tagor)
*Bishnupur ( ancient Bengali history, tera cotta ( clay made item ) ,sari etc.
Any of these places can be covered during weekends by train by self organise !!
organised Package trip at the end of the camp can be organised......
* Taj Mahal ,Jaipur,Delhi etc. trip can also organise for the interested groups against extra cost ( minimum 2 person)
* weekends exciting city ( kolkata ) and around trip can also be organised against extra cost.
On arrival between 6 am-6 pm is available on same day. if any volunteer arrives after this time then she/he should wait inside the airport lounge for that night .All pickup arrangements are subject to prior confirmation.
You will get 3 times local veg food from host family as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.
International youth volunteers are welcome to teach, help, play, distribute food to the street children living around Kolkata city.
International volunteers are welcome to participate in our Animal shelter where we give shelter to dogs and cats.Any animal lovers are welcome.