A dedicated two week trip for 16-17 year olds to plan and run fun games and creative activities at local schools around the vibrant city of Udaipur. You will be working with your group to support children in improving their maths, English and creative skills through fun and interactive sessions. These sessions reinforce the syllabus and boost the children’s confidence. Volunteers also run activity sessions at community outreach projects so that more children are being educated. The project strives to increase the number of students progressing to high school and to break the cycle of poverty within the communities.
In the mornings, you will run activity sessions together in the local schools to classes of around 8-25 students aged 7-11 years old. The lessons aim to inspire learning and boost the children’s English and Maths skills.
In the afternoon sessions you will play games and lead arts and craft activities at community outreach projects and a disabled school for children aged 7-17 years old.
As a team you can choose to run the following types of activities:
- Arts and crafts sessions
- Music and dance
- Competitions and quizzes
Culture and trips
Throughout your time in India, you will become immersed in the local community, something few tourists ever experience. You will able to learn about Indian culture through Hindi lessons, cooking classes, a henna workshop, cultural classes and a Bollywood cinema trip.
The volunteer team will visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort at the weekend. You will also have the opportunity to explore Udaipur and there are many local trips including the fortress of Kumbhagargh (the second longest wall in the world!), Ranakpur Jain temple, the Monsoon Palace, a cultural dance and puppet show and an Udaipur city tour and boat ride.
Why are volunteers needed?
As part of the Under 18 Trip, volunteers support underfunded and understaffed schools in the city of Udaipur in an effort to improve the educational levels of children.
The school pupils are often the first generation to receive schooling in their community and volunteers are key in the efforts of the local organisation to promote education and break the cycle of poverty within the communities. In running activity sessions at community outreach projects, a much wider group of children are being educated and engaged.