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Last Updated: March 5, 2020
Hello dear people, a volunteer just cancelled for April. So if you are available and have experience with teaching and children, send us a message and join us!
Every child has the right to grow up in a safe environment. Unfortunately in India that's not always the case, especially when one is differently abled. Many children who are disabled in India end up on the streets and they have to beg for money to survive.
But our residential school is a wonderful home for children with special needs in India. Here there is enough space for 25 children. At the moment there are 20 children, but this can change any day, as more people learn from the existence, more children are applying. We have a new place. And is very green, has a beautiful garden where the kids can play and there will be a vegetable garden in the future, so they can produce their own vegetables. The children follow a daily schedule, which includes, teaching ( very basic), music, yoga, crafts and playing.
There are 2 local teachers working together with Maartje from The Netherlands, she has been a trained Teacher for many years and used to be a physiotherapist. We have had many volunteers working with us, since 2007. Some stay for one month, some have stayed for 3 months, and most love to come back to see The children again.
Before the children suffered a lot, they got beaten or even worse. But since 8 years Shobha and Maartje van den Brand from the Netherlands are managing this place in a very wonderful way. The children are happy and will win a place in your heart for sure. They make you smile every minute and forget all your trouble. They will love you like their own sister or brother. Working with these kind of children gives you happiness inside.
As a volunteer, you will need experience in teaching or with children with special needs.
You will be assisting the two local teachers. Usually there are other volunteers too. Working in our school you can really make a difference for the children who found here their home. You guide them, teach them new things, run the daily program and you can support them in their daily routines. You will give them the attention they deserves and what they have missed before they came to live in with us.
We are looking for :
Volunteers who are motivated to give us a hand in changing these children’s life’s for the better. If you are a enthusiastic person and always wanted to do something for yourself and others this is the place to be. Experience with handicapped children or people is a plus but not required. Teaching experience would also be a big plus.
There is a daily program and the children have a lot facilities. During the daily program includes ; Children’s yoga, Good morning songs, Teaching, one on one with the children in which they get 15 private teaching according to their level of teaching, meditation yoga, crafts and playtime outside.
Our institution tries to be a real school and because structure and daily routine are very important to our children, we ask the volunteers to stay at least 2 months.
Type of work
English, Dutch, Kannada, Hindi
You can stay with us for free, we build two new rooms with a shower and toilet upstairs. Upstairs you will have a big terrace and a lot of privacy. Food is free and there is an option if you like to cook.