India - Child Care
What will I be doing?
In the mornings volunteers organise sessions to help encourage the children to develop their speaking and listening skills. Volunteers work in child care centres with children from 1-6 years old to help develop their concentration and gain classroom experience to give them the skills they will need when they start school. Volunteers will be involved in:
- running educational activities
- organising creative games
- assisting the day care staff with meal times
- ensuring that all children wash their hands before eating to help educate the children on the importance of hygiene
In the afternoons volunteers work as team alongside Community Education volunteers to run after-school activities at local children’s homes and a disabled school for children aged between 3-16 years old. Volunteers will organise sessions which can include:
- sports or dance
- music or art and craft sessions
- English and Maths lessons
During your first week you will have daily Hindi lessons and a tour of the main attractions in Udaipur (including the Monsoon Palace and Jain Temple).
Volunteers are also needed to join the Community Education, Building and special Summer Volunteering Camp roles in India, so you can combine these roles.
How is the project making a difference?
The project that you will join in India provides continuous assistance to day care centres, children’s homes and schools which have limited funding and resources. The children’s homes provide care for children who would otherwise be on the streets. The homes not only provide the children with food and shelter but also allow the children to develop life skills and further their education to help to give them the best possible start in life.
The day care centres provide care and health support to low income families in the community. Many children are often left to fend for themselves or look after younger siblings while their parents work 12 hour days. The day care centres provide a safe, supported environment for the children to learn and play, they are also provided with a nutritious meal.
Why are volunteers needed?
Volunteers provide essential assistance to support the underfunded and understaffed nurseries, children’s homes and schools, in an effort to improve the support and education levels of children in the city of Udaipur. Volunteers are able to draw on their own experiences to organise and run fun new games and creative activities for the children.
Volunteers work with the local team to visit community projects and encourage children to attend the day care centres, volunteers also act as positive role models for the children.
Interested in this; ready to enquire?
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