Primarily we seek help in our school by the name 'Yamdagini Rishi Public School'. Volunteers can teach English to our kids. Previous teaching experience is desirable, but not essential. We just need enthusiastic, open-minded people to help inspire the children to improve their English and practical skills. Also volunteers can teach basic subjects of maths and science to our children. They don't need to follow the curriculum because we believe in practical education and task based learning. Also they can help in developing teaching learning material, arts and crafts, music, yoga. We are quite flexible with volunteers help because we feel that everyone has something good to teach/share.
working hours: We need volunteers to help us in the school for 4-5 hours a day. Weekends are off for the volunteers. Our school timing(summer) is from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. There is a break of one hour. The school timing(winter) is from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. Summer timing is followed from the month of may to September and winter timing is followed from the month of October to February.
About School: Our school is a primary school starting from lower kindergarten to grade 8th. The age group is 3-14 years old. There are total 93 students enrolled with us and they belong from rural households with a very low disposable income.
kindly check our Facebook page on more information about the school: https://www.facebook.com/YamdagniRishiSchool/
We need volunteers all year round. Except for the month of June, the schools are open throughout the year. The month of June is when our students go to their villages.
To help us in the projects, we need volunteers who can commit themselves minimum 2 weeks. For long duration volunteers can choose on their own. kindly mail us for the duration you would like to stay with us.
The accommodation is provided in a home stay/hotel room/private room owned by the local community members. Two meals a day is provided which is lunch and dinner. The food consists of daal(pulses), sabji(vegetables), chapati(Indian bread), rice, dahi (yogurt) and others. For breakfast You can easily buy fruits, cereals, porridge, eggs and various other eatables in the nearby market. This can be procured on cheap price. The room provided is basic with Indian squat toilets and bucket shower. The rooms would be neat and clean. You don't need to spend money on water as the water in the mountains is pure and without any problem.
Welcome to Himalayan volunteering opportunities. We are a group of like-minded people working together in schools, a computer literacy center and an after school girls residential center. We are based in the Himalayan foothills (Garhwal Himalayas), near Rishikesh (the famous world capital of Yoga). We started volunteering program to help the local community getting exposed to the people who want to do good while travelling. We strongly believe in the concept of "Vasudev kutumbakam", a Sanskrit phrase which literally translates into, 'The whole world is a family'. There are so many conflicting issues in the world around and we feel one of the solution is having an inter- cultural exchange to promote a world of better understanding filled of love and compassion.
We have kept a small contribution for the food , accommodation and local transport(one time)which is $ 7 a day each person. The cost is to cover the meals and accommodation of a volunteer staying with us.
For detailed information on our projects and others kindly log onto www.helpinhimalayas.com
story books for kids- any number
learning material for lower and upper kindergarten
activity book for the kids
stationary- pencils, notebooks, pens, erasers