Child Development Volunteering in India
- Unpaid plus benefits plus expenses
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- Gap Year and Voluntary
Volunteer in India on this child care project and cultural tour and help with the provision of child care to disadvantaged children as well as participating in a range of exciting activities essential to Indian culture.
India continues to struggle to provide care and education to the increasing number of children born into poverty.
Thousands are therefore vulnerable to malnutrition, illiteracy and face a bleak future.
Volunteer on this amazing project developing the cognitive, academic, emotional and social skills of children from impoverished families by assisting local educators with their daily activities. Activities focused on songs, games, sensory development as well as maths and English aim to meet the goals of the government to improve the holistic development of children in India.
Children in India begin school at age 6 and the government is doing more to give access to poorer families by providing lunch at community centres and schools to encourage parents to bring their children to school. The projects work with local carers and teachers in slum and informal housing areas and provide day care and English lessons to children aged 2 - 6 years old. By joining Kaya and becoming a volunteer in this beautiful country you can make a difference to children's lives as well as gaining a much better understanding of some of the fascination aspects of Indian culture.
Role of the volunteer
As a volunteer you may be placed in a number of different institutions working with children including schools, day care centres, bridge classes, or a school for children with learning disabilities.
As a child care volunteer you may be involved in the following
• Lead songs and rhymes
• Assist with teaching English vocabulary, the alphabet and basic maths skills including shape recognition
• Play games and outdoor activities
• Monitor child development charts
• Assist with sensory development activities
Volunteers will follow a timetable arranged by the centre but are welcome to contribute their ideas especially new games, songs and rhymes to help to create fun educational activities for these children. You will work on one project in the morning and a different project in the afternoon.
As a volunteer, your activities will vary depending on your skills and the needs in the location of your project at your particular time of volunteering.
Duties will be fully assigned to you when you arrive on the project. Longer term volunteers may be given extra project responsibilities during their stay. You will be expected to complete a report on each child's progress at the end of each week and attend a volunteer meeting.
As you are working with children, volunteers should be outgoing, enthusiastic and have a genuine interest in children. Bring ideas and a willingness to work with local staff to help to make educational activities fun, diverse and exciting.
You will be asked to send your CV/resume before being accepted onto this project.
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