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School in Darjeeling, India
School in Darjeeling, India

Education Program in Darjeeling

Volunteer to teach English skills to underprivileged children in the Darjeeling
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    Overview

    In this program, you will get the opportunity to teach basic conversational English and other subjects of your choice to children from different age groups with different capabilities. The project can take place either at a regular government, private or community schools for children.

    Participating teachers enable students to form relationships with someone from another background and culture, and the teachers can learn different teaching methods and techniques.

    You will be taking different classes on an average of five classes a day (each class would be about 40 minutes). The schools usually have a very dull curriculum, so out-of ­the ­box activities and creative experiences such as sports or games are more than welcome and really appreciated by the children.

    You are free to use different methods to teach but you can use the coursebook as a reference or educate children through conversational and spoken English. During your time there, you can teach them different subjects such as mathematics, history, science, geography, computer, technologies, music and other subjects, arts and crafts, different educational games, spoken and conversational English, personal development, environmental awareness, general health and safety and so on. All higher education in India is in English, so it is vitally important that children must learn English to continue further higher education.

    Objectives

    • To help the kids grow in their confidence and learn better English which will help them in many ways.
    • To improve the standard of English language acquisition, supervising and interacting with the students and providing them with a higher level of self-confidence that they lack.
    • The purpose of this project is to initiate new ideas that can help in their existing activities, lifestyle, health, and behaviour. Working with children to help them improve their abilities based on the plan scheduled for them and also fun activities.
    • You also could get an opportunity to participate in role plays in educating the community on topics such as the importance of education, health and hygiene, women’s rights, awareness on the provision/schemes

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    Location

    Darjeeling, India

    Darjeeling is a hill station in the state of West Bengal in India. In the vicinity of steep and snowy mountains, the city of Darjeeling has been popular among local as well as international travellers as a great holiday destination. Darjeeling also has much more to offer. Climate is cold here throughout the year. Tea plantations and picturesque monasteries add a unique value to the atmosphere in Darjeeling.

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    Itinerary

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      Sunday - Arrival

      Meet on Sunday at Siliguri Bagdogra Airport, Bagdogra (IXB) in our pickup window 08:00 to 14:00

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      Monday - Friday
      After breakfast, you will visit the school and your classes generally take place from 10:00 to 16:00. You will be teaching to different classes and each session would be 40 minutes. Lunch break is from 12:30 to 13:30
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      Saturday - Departure
      Leave the accommodation on Saturday morning. Take a jeep or bus to the airport. It takes about 5 hours drive to Bagdogra Airport from the accommodation.
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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
    • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredOn signup
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance.
    • It's a good idea to bring posters, pictures, music CDs, storybooks, flashcards and so on to brighten up lessons.
    • 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

    Food

    The meals are a mix of Western and Indian food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables.

    Accommodation

    In our center, there is a mini library, a dining room, a lounge area where you can hang out with fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax.

    Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Darjeeling Education Program

CategoryTeaching
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$410/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

$undefined/week