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Who the Project serves:
With modernization, people are at a race for achievements which puts the concept of the nuclear family in focus. When the grown children in the family are pursuing their dream jobs and leave their family behind, there is no one to look after their parents. Therefore, they are placed in an Elders care home.
In this program, you would visit an old age home and spend time with its residents as they need someone to listen or talk to and it is all that they need sometimes. Your visits would make them feel happier and less lonely. You will spend time as a companion to the residents where you can talk to them, play games, do reading, colouring and various other exercises with them.
Working Hours: Monday to Friday 09.30 to 1200
SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION AND CARE
Who the Project serves:
It is a home for adults with different levels of abilities. This Home was born out of a need to create an inclusive place where adults with intellectual disabilities feel welcome. With your help, we hope to create a healthier society for these differently-abled individuals.
Working Hours: Monday to Friday 09.00 to 1200
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM
Who the Project serves:
We have recently started the “Women Empowerment Program”. The objective of this program is to make the women self-reliant and to make them able to support their families. This program aims to empower women in various ways such as financially (in the beginning), mentally as well as physically. The target group of the program are women from less privileged backgrounds residing in various villages Goa.
Most of them are illiterate and work as housemaids and other unskilled jobs. In the mornings, some of them work as maids, cooks or engage in other small jobs where they are able to earn a living. And in the afternoon, they join our program to learn new skills and improve their lives better for a brighter future. In this program, through a step-by-step process, our main task is to give them English education (communicative and written English), awareness on health and hygiene, vocational training so that they can be financially stable in the future with their own businesses.
This project has started with teaching basic communicative and written English so that the women can read signboards, news papers, magazines and also help their children in their homework.
The project is conducted on a one-to-one basis where each participant takes part to teach women at the project.
Working hours: Monday to Friday 14.30 to 17.00
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.
Our pickup time is Sunday 08:00 to 14:00 at Siliguri Bagdogra Airport, Bagdogra (IXB). Please enquire about other pick up points and times.
On your first day of the program, you will have an orientation in order to better understand your new environment and the program. Our coordinators will take you to an enchanting spice plantation, 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.
On the second day of your first week, an introduction to the local projects and programs will be given through an observation time at the project site. During this project introduction, you can also choose to assist the existing participants on the project. Our coordinator will also theoretically describe and train you on the activities of the project onsite so that it is easy for you to understand the project in a step-by-step manner. Your time on the project will commence on Wednesday.
13:00 - Lunch
Leave the accommodation on Saturday morning. Take a taxi to the airport 3 hrs before your flight.
In our centre, 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.
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