SUMANA (Society for Rural Development) (IND-28)


Type: Women, Education, Development, Children - Country: India

Brief description and main aims

SUMANA is a sankrit world, meaning good will. From its start in 1989, SUMANA has maintained this good will by extending an empowering hand to the rural poor focusing mainly on rural poor women and children.

We support women empowerment through a mix of community origination and social education, self- help group, income generation programme, skill training, community health, HIV/ AIDS programme and by having elected women representatives.

Main Activities

Model school for village children: SUMANA has opened a model school for rural children in mellahalli. The objective is to  provide an equal opportunity of modern education at the unique facilities in this center.

Home for the girl child: Orphans whose grandparents are not able to cater for or girls whose parents are not willing to educate attend this Home. 

Volunteer tasks

Generally the volunteer’s task is to support the teachers in the class rooms and free time, but this of course leaves a lot of space for the volunteer to contribute with their own ideas.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:
  • Be willing to work hard.
  • Take initiative during the day. In the school there is no one to tell you exactly what to do, so you have to make a lot of decisions on your own.
  • Be able to adjust
  • Be enthusiast about teaching and working with children.

Location

The main project is based in East Mysore, 12, kms from city centre in semi-fertile land near Bugathahalli village. The village is made up mainly by farming communities (both agricultural and animal); daily wage coolies, Lingayats, Gowdas and SCs and STs; some landowners; majority are economically weak.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Food and accommodation will be provided at Sumana Community building.

More Information

Female volunteers only.

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