Kindergarten Teaching and Community Outreach

Rajasthan - India

Only 360€ per week!

Hop into this incredible and vibrant land of Rajasthan. Take part in teaching and imparting early childhood education to young kindergarten and school children willing to learn from you.

Reach out to these bunch of energy packed kids with enthusiasm and take back home memorable experiences with the satisfaction of had taught something valuable to these future citizens.

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Program Description

Educational support will be given to kindergarten and young children of Udaipur in the age group of about 4 to 5 years old who are right at the start of their school careers.

You will be teaching at a local school in the morning and in the afternoons wherein Hindi is mainly taught to children who come from mostly lower middle income families. These schools try to provide the best possible education to the children of tuk-tuk (autorickshaw) drivers, house and office maids, unskilled laborers and also encompassing the children of every-day Rajasthani Indian with average facilities. The teachers of the school are capable of translating Basic English. We need your support to teach young children English.

They will all be excited to see you and exceptionally welcoming, due partly to the natural and genuine friendliness of all Rajasthanis, especially children, but also the fact that you will be one of the few westerners they have met!

The teaching program is informal, same as kindergartens worldwide, and the children will want to play with you more than be ‘taught’ in a formal sense. Your help and assistance will help the kids grow in their confidence and learn better English which will help them in many ways in the future.

The kindergarten school functions from 08:00 to 12:00

● The project will be more interesting if you are creative

● You should adapt to the school administration, teachers & children while you are with them. You are part of a school that is culturally different from other developing systems.

● You should be organized and the daily program will be planned with the aid of the teaching handbooks & coordinator inputs.

● You should be an active person and should be willing to research their lesson planning. Lesson Planning Guides will be available.

● You should be able to interact, communicate with children and teachers of the school, work as a Team and be cooperative with the local coordinator or other participants. Able to adjust to facilities available at the local school.

● Your appearance should be presentable at the project. You should be able to gauge the capacity of different students.

● Should you find any difficulty kindly consult our Coordinators

Community Outreach School

Our Community Outreach program is located in Udaipur. Around the community, most of the children attend school and some of them due to various difficulties some children stay back at the school itself at the boarding facility available at the school. These schools concentrate mainly on vernacular language thus the children are not well equipped with standard English due to this reason the students need training in written and spoken English language as well as awareness on hygienic habits, environmental awareness, behavioral skills, and much more.

At the community outreach center, there are about 30 children attending the program. The children are all girls between the age of 10 to 16 years. These children live at the hostel facility available at the school as they come from very far off villages. Most of their families live in far-off under-developed villages having odd jobs for their living and earn very little to support their families and to provide education for their little ones.

Assist in teaching young, energetic and enthusiastic girls of the local community by helping with their everyday homework. These classes are held in the evenings after regular school hours and apart from conventional teaching methods, games and other activities may be used to teach the children.

The project starts from 16:00 to 18:00.

The purpose of this after-school outreach project:

●      To provide English teaching so as to develop English knowledge.

●      To provide an idea to the children to find white colored jobs in their future.

●      To impart hygienic and environmental awareness to the children so as to keep their surroundings clean.

●      To impart behavioral skills to respect one and another and also learn behavior between genders.

●      To identify and develop their talents

●      To learn and exchange various other cultures and languages

●      To take the kids out to various parks, museums, art theaters, libraries to recognize various available resources to learn and enhance their knowledge

What you should have:

●      Be empathic with Community Kids.

●      The project will be more interesting if you are creative.

●      You must be organize a daily program with our coordinator with a clear plan before going for the project.

●      You should be able to work as a teamwork and cooperation with local coordinators or participants.

●      Artistic

●      Basic English knowledge

●      Good at basic mathematics, geography, science and computer knowledge.

** Any other educative skills are more than welcome

Aims & Objectives

The aims & objectives are to help the kids grow in their confidence and learn better English which will help them in many ways in the future and also to provide a global platform for the students of Udaipur by interacting in English and to share the best practices in the education system.

Schedule

Monday

On your first day of the program, you will have an orientation, to better understand your new environment and program. Our coordinators will take you to an energized authentic Rajasthani cultural dance concert, visit the local market, and a few supermarkets located close to our center. You can also utilize this time of the day to exchange your currency or purchase any of the essential items you might need during your stay.

Tuesday

On Tuesday of your first week, introduction to the local projects and program will be given through an observation time at the project site. Our coordinators will also theoretically orient and train you on the activities of the project onsite so as to introduce you to the project in a step-by-step manner.

Wednesday to Thursday

Your time on the project will commence on Wednesday.

08:00 – Breakfast

09:00 – Departure to the assigned school

09:30 to 12:00 – Assist in teaching at the kindergarten school

13:00 to 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 to 16:00 – Preparation on subjects to be taught at the community school

16:00 to 18:00 – Assist in homework, games, and interaction at the community school

18:30 to 19:30 – Dinner

20:00 onwards – Preparation on subjects to be taught for the next day at the kindergarten school or at the community school.

Friday

08:00 – Breakfast

09:00 – Departure to the assigned school

09:30 to 12:00 – Teaching at the kindergarten school

13:00 to 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 to 16:00 – Preparation on subjects to be taught at the community school

16:00 to 18:00 – Assist in homework, games, and interaction at the community school

18:30 to 19:30 – Dinner

20:00 onwards – Feedback about your week at the projects

   Note:   This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age: 18

Maximum age:

Minimum English level: Basic

CRB required: On Signup

Passport copy required: On Signup

Resume copy required: No

Required qualification: None

Additional Requirements

There are no further requirements for this program.

Additional Equipment

Dress Code

  • Cover up as much as possible in the spirit of the local culture to avoid embarrassment.
  • Your clothes must not be too short, too tight or too revealing. Kindly make sure your shoulders and legs are covered.
  • Dress professionally since you will be working in a professional environment while teaching the children.
  • It is completely fine to wear western clothes as long as they fit the local standards
  • Be thoughtful of the graphics, symbols or text printed on your clothing and avoid wearing clothing styles that might be inappropriate
  • Be thoughtful to poor communities by not displaying expensive items and clothes
  • Wearing local clothes could help you build a good working relationship with the community

Location

The Royal city of Udaipur located in the state of Rajasthan is commonly called the Venice of the East and nicknamed ‘the city of lakes’ is located in the princely state of Rajasthan. Primarily known for its art and architecture, it has temples dating as far back as 950 AD and palaces dating back to the Rajput era. Fans of The Jungle Book and James Bond films may recognize Udaipur as the birthplace of Bagheera and the location for the Roger Moore starrer Octopussy. Drawing several million tourists a year, it has loads to offer in terms of art, architecture, culture and cuisine. With all of this and more, Udaipur is one of the cities everyone should visit at least once in their lives.

About the Accommodation

There is a mini library where you can read, a beautiful garden with a lawn to relax in and dining and living room areas where you can hang out with fellow participants.

Food Arrangements

The meals are a mix of Western and Indian food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.

Facilities

Our house is located Seven kilometers away from the city center, where you can find anything you might need.

The nearest ATM and supermarket are located 2 Km from our accommodation, we can help you get there and return.

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

Jaisalmer, a gigantic sandcastle that remains inhabited and has mesmerized people from all over the world. With ninety-nine bastions, the castle encircles shops, a palace and more.

Pushkar, a Hindu pilgrimage town that is set around a holy late and home to one of the few Brahma temples, over fifty bathing ghats and over 400 temples. The main street is a long bazaar, where you can find any souvenir you can think of to bring back home.

Jodhpur, dubbed “The Blue City” for its blue-tinted edifices, Jodhpur is considered an architectural masterpiece due to its ever-photogenic streets and Mehrangarh, a magnificent fort that towers over the town.

Jaipur, a colorful and flamboyant city made famous by the Hawa Mahal, a pink-toned building that towers over the main bazaar and was historically built for royal women to be able to see festivals without being on the streets.

Ajmer, famous for its Islamic heritage and for containing one of India’s most important Muslim pilgrimage centers. In Ajmer, you’ll be able to find examples of Muslim architecture such as the Jain golden temples.

Transportation

From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.

Quick Facts

Name: Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya)

Population: 1.252 billion

Capital: New Delhi

Language: Hindi, English and 22 other officially recognized languages

Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)

Time zone: UTC +5:30

Country Information

India is known for its pyramid-like temples, its colorful streets and it’s crowded cities. This country represents one of the most vivid and the largest cultures in the world. From the golden triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra to the coast where Ayurveda medicine was born, India offers a 360 degree journey through the most magical of lands. Known for being the second most populated country in the world, India will show you the faces of thousands of Hindu gods in its very vast collection of temples all throughout the country. The land of colors and smiles is ready to take you on your next adventure whether road tripping or helping out in local communities, this sub-continent will amaze your senses. India will shift the way you see the world.

India’s literacy rate is around 60% for women and 80% for men. The principal language is Hindi and English is also commonly used in all major cities. New Delhi, the capital of India, is what many would call the real deal when travelling through the country. It is one of the biggest and most populated cities in the whole world with up to 25 million citizens. New Delhi is known for its amazing cuisine and its new modality of “street food”, which means restaurants with every specialty you can imagine are available to you all throughout the city! Chennai is another of the biggest cities in India, known as the “Detroit of India” for its automobile industry. If you are looking for a quieter spot Kerala is the centre of lifestyle, art, architecture, language and literature in all of the country!

Climate

India is so vast that climatic conditions in the far north have little relation to those of the extreme south. While the heat is building up to breaking point on the plains, the people of Ladakh, in the Himalaya, will still be waiting for the snow to melt on the high passes.

India has a three-season year – the hot, the wet and the cool. Generally, the best time to visit is during winter (November to February) although there are regional variations.

Summer (hot): The heat starts to build up on the northern plains of India from around February, and by April or May it really heats up. In central India temperatures of 45 °C and above are commonplace. Later in May, the first signs of the monsoon are visible in some areas – high humidity, violent electrical storms, short rain-storms and dust storms that turn day into night. The hot season is the time to leave the plains and retreat to the hills, and this is when Himalayan hill stations are at their best (and busiest). By early June, the snow on the passes into Ladakh melts and the roads reopen.

Monsoon (wet): When the monsoon finally arrives, it does not just suddenly appear. After some advance warning, the rain comes in steadily, generally starting around 1 June in the extreme south and sweeping north to cover the whole country by early July. The monsoon doesn’t really cool things down: at first hot dry and dusty weather is simply replaced by hot, humid, muddy conditions. Even so, it’s a welcome relief, not least for farmers who face their busiest time of year as they prepare fields for planting. It doesn’t rain solidly all day during the monsoon, but certainly rains virtually every day and the water tends to come down in buckets for a while followed by the sun. The main monsoon comes from the southwest, but the southeast coast is affected by the short and surprisingly wet northeast monsoon, which brings rain from mid-October to the end of December.

Winter (cool): Finally, around October, the monsoon ends for most of the country, and this is when most tourists visit. Generally, it’s not too hot and not too cool (although in October it can still be surprisingly humid in some regions). Delhi and other northern cities become quite cold at night in December and January. It certainly becomes cold in the far north. In the far south, where it never gets truly cool, the temperatures become comfortably warm.

Culture

Hinduism is a big part of the story and construction of Indian culture. India is known for its distinctive arts such as architecture, literature and performing arts but in the modern era it has shifted towards the film industry. Bollywood is followed by the Middle East, South Asia and even Russia! Their movies are known for its musical intake and beautiful stories and characters, all, native Indian. One of the things that characterize India the most is its caste system; this model includes the old tradition of arranged marriages and very traditional family values throughout castes and the country. Don’t miss a cricket match when you visit! It is the nation’s favourite sport and a beloved pastime in the country.

Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism and Zoroastrianism are the major religious communities in the country. According to the 1990 census, Hindus constitute about 83% of the population followed by Muslims with 11% and Christians with 2%. Sikhs constitute about 1.6 %. Buddhists 0.6% Jains 0.3% and Zoroastrians (Parsees) 0.085%, of the 1 billion population. The rest constitute other minor religions. The population of all the 6 major religions has increased but Jainism has increased only marginally. India is a land of bewildering diversity. It is a jigsaw puzzle of people of every faith and religion, living together creating a unique and colorful mosaic. There is a festival for every reason and season. Many festivals celebrate the various harvests, signifying great historical figures and events while much express devotion to the deities of different religions. Every celebration revolves around rituals of prayer, seeking blessings, exchanging goodwill, and decorating houses, wearing new clothes, music, dance and feasts.

Transportation

The Indian railways are one of the largest undertakings in the world. The network covers a distance of over 60,000 Km. Road covers 5.5 million kilometers and over 10,000 km of inland navigable waterways. Using rail and bus services, one can reach almost any point on the Indian map though not always on time. All large cities are also connected with domestic air services.

Buses operate frequently to all smaller towns to/from major cities. There are also inter-state buses that take you from one city to the other (non stop). Before booking your bus tickets, always check the time it would take from one point to the other. For the local buses, you buy the ticket once you get on. For the lines that go between cities you will have to book and pay in advance.

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