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Kindergarten kids in Goa
Kindergarten kids in Goa

Kindergarten and Teaching in Goa

Embark on a journey into Goa to assist in teaching
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    Overview

    This project is mainly conducted for children in the age group of 3-16 years belonging to migrant families living in slums located on the periphery of the city.

    Our indoor and outdoor school was established because of the population of migrant labourers are increasing day by day, which has been the situation in Goa since the last few years. The direct negative impact of this migrant situation has effected children who are in their schooling age. They have to drop out of their schools for 4-5 months every year as their families migrate to different locations every few months.

    Most of the migrants are from far away regions of Southern & Northern India (eg., Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Kolkata etc). This migrant community sets up camps on the outskirts of cities and live there for almost a year depending on the various odd jobs they can find. The longer they stay back, the longer the children do not get the opportunity to go to school. And the children end up working at a very tender age to gain extra income for their families. Therefore, the main objective of this project is to encourage these migrant children to focus on their education by giving them the opportunity to continue their learning with us.

    Despite the fact that there is a public school already in the vicinity, it has not helped the education of the children in the migrant communities for various reasons such as,

    • The community’s understanding that education is less important
    • The distance to the school (5km), where the children find it difficult to walk as there are no local transportation provided by the public school
    • Financial constraints
    • The migratory tradition of the community

    To overcome these issues and to make education accessible to these underprivileged population, we have come up with an alternative and have taken the initiative to run a community school at the village, where the education is free of cost and the school is at a walking distance from their homes.

    Our main concern is the realization of sustainable peace and development in which the children, youth, women, adults, and elders are involved in positive activities that will ensure socio-economic welfare in this village. The vision is to educate and inspire the younger generation who are not fortunate enough to be trained or even to go to school because of their backgrounds.

    Activities at the School: You will be involved in various activities such as

    • Provide regular basic education for migrated children in the age group of 5 to 14
    • Develop infrastructure in the village such as better access roads, build toilets, construct a rainwater harvesting system, and setting up libraries
    • Conduct workshops and training to make kitchen gardens, teaching health, hygiene habits and nutrition
    • Conduct environmental camps to spread the awareness of household waste management
    • Classes for kindergarten children during the day as their parents go to work. Organizing summer camps during the summer vacations of April and May.
    • Conduct sports coaching camps in football for the children of the community

    Our outreach school educates underprivileged children from slums, whose parents cannot afford to send them to school. The teaching sessions take place in the mornings and afternoons where the participants interact with the children using games and activities to teach them and help them understand the importance of education and developing skills.

    Objectives

    • To provide access to quality coaching, education and literature for the community at large

    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

    Goa, India
    Consistently ranked among India’s top tourist destinations, Goa is the ideal place for first-time travelers and adventurers alike to acclimatize to a different culture. From caves behind waterfalls to villages hidden in sandy coconut forests, there is always something more waiting to be rediscovered. The mountain ranges and spice plantations enhance the beauty of this glorious state. Apart from its natural beauty, this former capital of Portuguese India and home to various UNESCO World Heritage sites has a lot to offer in terms of architecture with churches, cathedrals and forts abounding. Put together, it is all of these aspects and more that make Goa the ultimate travel destination.
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    Itinerary

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      Sunday - Arrival

      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.

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      Monday

      Orientation Tour in Goa

      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 enchanting spice plantation, 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.

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      Tuesday

      Project Visit

      On the second day of your first week, introduction to the local projects and program will be given through an observation time at the project site, you can also choose to assist as existing participants on the project. Our coordinator's will also theoretically orient and train you on the activities of the project and introduce you to your role in a step-by-step manner

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      Wednesday

      Your time on the project will commence on Wednesday.

      08:30 to 12:00 – Kindergarten for the migrant slum children of ages between 4-6

      Tasks and activities include:

      • Teaching alphabets and numbers in English, three letter words, and forming sentences.
      • Making them color pictures and teach them the colors.
      • Teaching them to talk about themselves.
      • Teaching shapes, colors, animals. Doing educational Games

      From 14:30 to 17:00, join the education program for migrant slum children of all ages, mainly between 3-16 yrs. Today you will teach Art and Craft to the kids.

      (The children are divided into 3 major groups as per their age, and studies are taken up as per the children’s age and understanding level.)

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      Thursday

      09:30 to 12:00 – Kindergarten for the migrant slum children of ages between 4-6 Tasks and activities include:

      • Teaching alphabets and numbers in English, three-letter words
      • Making them color pictures and teach them the colors
      • Teaching them to talk about themselves
      • Teaching shapes, colors, animals
      • Doing educational Games
      • From 14:30 to 17:00, join the education program for migrant slum children of all ages, mainly between 3-16 yrs. Today you will teach spoken English, Geography, General Knowledge, and Science, and world history to the kids.

      (The children are divided into 3 major groups as per their age, and studies are taken up as per the children’s age and understanding level.)

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      Friday

      08:30 to 12:00 – Kindergarten for the migrant slum children of ages between 4-6

      Tasks and activities include:

      • Teaching alphabets and numbers in English, three-letter words.
      • Making them color pictures and teach them the colors.
      • Teaching them to talk about themselves.
      • Teaching shapes, colors, animals. Doing educational Games

      From 14:30 to 1700, join the education program for migrant slum children of all ages, mainly between 3-16 yrs. Today will be the day for sports activities. You will have the opportunity to teach games which are popular in your country.

      (The children are divided into 3 major groups as per their age, and studies are taken up as per the children’s age and understanding level.)

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      Saturday - Departure

      Leave the accommodation on Saturday morning. Take a taxi to the airport 3 hrs before your flight.

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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.
    • 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. 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.

    Accommodation

    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.

    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.

Kindergarten and Teaching

CategoryTeaching
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$465/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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