Advaith Foundation (IND-1)


Type: Sport/Leisure, Education, Children - Country: India

Brief description and main aims

Advaith Foundation's dream is to transform the lives of thousands of poor and deprived children into lives filled with health, happiness, promise and achievement.
 
We believe that giving them access to quality education is the first and most important step towards this endeavor. Ankur , the children's home, is the first project of Advaith Foundation where we provide a home and facilities that help support & supplement the education.
 

Main Activities

Education: At Ankur, we try to make education a joyful process. Children attend classes at The Samhita Academy, which provides excellent teaching and quality education.

Ankur children are on par with the fee-paying students of the school.

Volunteer tasks

Volunteer's tasks include:
  • Teach / home school new entrants
  • Assist in after school revision / tuition
  • Tell stories focusing on morals and values
  • Teach extra-curricular activities (crafts, painting, music, dance)
  • Engage children in sports activities in the evenings
  • Teach English classes to children / staff
  • Counsel children / staff
  • Celebrate festivals
  • Organize outings / picnics
  • Organize fun camps during holidays

Volunteer requirements / Skills

Volunteers must:
  • have some basic and working knowledge of English.
  • have skills in teaching, sports, music, arts and other specialised skills that are unique to the volunteers are most welcome. 
People with additional working experience with children in areas of teaching, tutoring, counselling, therapy or sports will be a bonus to us.
 
Both men and women will be given equal opportunities to work in the project.

Location

The definition of the “Local community” in our project is from villages, towns and cities from the same state and neighbouring states. They are a mix of cultural, social and economical background.
 
Our children are primarily from the home state or neighbouring states only.

Duration

Minimum (weeks) : 4 weeks


Maximum (weeks) : up to one year

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will share a room with another volunteer at the project. Food will be provided by the project as well.

More Information

Having the volunteers live with us also gives us all an opportunity to learn about people, food, culture & geographical backgrounds of our volunteers. We also enjoy sharing the rich cultural heritage of India, our country; food, celebrations and other exciting activities.

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