Volunteer with Children in India
Your work will support a local care centre as well as low income families by assisting with their educational needs and providing care. Explore the stunning local landscapes, try kayaking or cruise along the breath-taking backwaters in your free time.
Volunteer alongside local teachers supporting disadvantaged children in the Southern state of Kerala, famed for its tropical greenery and beautiful backwaters. On arrival, volunteers will be given an orientation around the beautiful city of Kochi. Your living arrangements will be in a share-house in the heart of the local community of Fort Kochi, where you can experience the rich culture of India.
You will work in schools which support low-income families and a local care centre. Due to the high level of demand classes can be very crowded making it difficult for teachers to provide the necessary level of support to students. Your support will ensure that their needs are met helping to improve attendance and grades, making a valuable contribution in the school.
Learning new skills in caring for and teaching underprivileged children, experiencing a new culture through its local people, local cooking lessons, and a traditional Kathakali dance performance, and exploring the amazing local environment. Support our local henna artist and immerse yourself in the Indian culture. Nearby highlights that some volunteers choose to experience include staying overnight on a houseboat and cruising along the enchanting backwaters, kayaking along the river and cycling through villages, relaxing on the gorgeous beaches, language classes, or indulging in a traditional Ayurvedic massage.
“The free time so far has given us little snapshots into life in Fort Cochin. From the small colourful cafes where I tried musumbi juice (delicious) to drinking coconut water out of a coconut next to the Chinese fishing nets, everything I’ve done has just made me want to explore as much as I can as soon as I can! Last night we had big plans to watch a Bollywood movie so John and Rodhi surprised us with a projector up on the roof with candles, fairy lights, rugs and cushions. It was so relaxing and the film was brilliant…until the power cut. Welcome to India!”
- Alexandra Jolly, (United Kingdom)
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