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Teach Children in New Delhi (STA exclusive)

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Tour style - Culture & History

14 days

Spend time in India's great capital, working with a determined and focused community project which aims to make a difference in the most meaningful way through education and vocational training. About this Project: Located in the heart of Delhi, this project provides support to children living and working on the streets of this bustling city. With five shelters and eleven care centres, over 5000 children seek help here every year. In addition to basic health care, food and shelter, the organization provides vocational training, informal education, and scholarships to enter formal education based on each child's individual interests. How you can make a difference: Volunteers with diverse backgrounds and perspectives are of enormous benefit to children and staff. With programs ranging from literacy and vocational training to arts and sports, volunteers are able to bring their own skills and experience to share with their young students. As as a volunteer here you will learn a lot too – not only about yourself, but also about Indian culture and the people and issues that are faced on a daily basis. A day in the life of a volunteer: •Get creative with art projects and help youth with their work •Join staff and take students on outdoor field trips •Teach guitar , dance and music classes •Use your camera to teach some basic photography skills on the streets of Delhi •Help brighten the care centres with murals •Teach basic English and practice conversational skills •Coach cricket or other sports •Teach basic computer skills to High School students
  • Day 1 Delhi

    Arrive at any time. Opt to book an arrival transfer with G Adventures and be picked up by Women on Wheels, a Planeterra-supported project. This program provides safe and reliable transport for women travellers, while providing a dignified livelihood for local women from resource-poor communities. The remainder of your day is at your leisure to explore Delhi on your own. Wander through the heart of India's capital city and explore Old and New Delhi. Travel by the new metro or auto rickshaws and visit the famous Jama Masjid (Great Mosque) where you could climb the minaret for a bird's eye view of the old city. Explore Chandni Chowk, one of India's oldest and busiest markets or head to the colorful spice market a great photo opportunity. There are so many options for dining, from age-old eateries in the by lanes of the Old Walled City to glitzy, specialty restaurants in five-star hotels, Delhi is a movable feast. Restaurants and bars cater to all tastes and budgets.

  • Day 2 -13 Delhi

    On Day 2 take a walk with street kids to get a perspective of their daily lives and have an orientation meeting with the project. From Day 3-13, volunteer with programs for youth across Delhi. These shelters provide the children with security, a sense of home, and opportunity to better themselves. Our project partner runs five 24-hour full care shelters for children, one being devoted to girls. These shelters provide the children security, a sense of home, and an opportunity to receive all the critical inputs of childhood. One of the types of educations provided is non-formal education that not only deals with everyday subjects like maths, reading and writing, but also focuses on skills like cooperation, teamwork, sharing, time management, self awareness, and creative thinking. During Two weeks at the project, all volunteers are welcomed to share their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm. There is a number of projects where you can be involved - tutoring school subjects, providing help to medical personnel (if you have medical qualification), helping to organize everyday activities of children and project community, help with project's buildings maintenance, etc. If you don't feel comfortable teaching, there are many other projects where you can take part, for example, assist with project documentation, marketing and communication.

  • Day 14 Delhi

    Depart at any time.

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