HELP IN GLOBAL CHILD ISSUES

SPECIAL CHILD CARE

PROJECT, JAIPUR

Step 3: Apply for the project

PROJECT INTRODUCTION

 

The project is running in the Special care Schools of India in Jaipur city. The project is a non-residential project for mentally disabled children. All the children live in the nearby areas of the centers. There is a special schedule for the children in which all the activities have some special timing for each age group. Around hundreds of children are getting benefits from the center. All the children are divided into the groups (Classes) & as per their mental level. They are getting education & enrolled in Open School Examination patter to get certificates of their education. There are also some vocational training classes for them as well like cooking, using some machined like coffee machine, photo copy, washing machine, typing practice, handmade items, paper mesh etc. There is a requirement of volunteers to give one to one care & assistance to the children in teaching, training, exercising, sports, writing, speaking & other daily activities.

 

FEATURES

Project Location

Special child care centers, Multiple disabilities centers for kids and teens, Jaipur

 

Beneficiaries

Specially abled kids, teens, adults

 

No. of Beneficiaries

300+

 

Volunteering Days (In a week`s time)

05 days in a week (Monday to Friday)

 

Volunteering Hours (In a day’s time)

05 to 08 hours (In a day)

 

Any Special Background Required

Open for all volunteers

No specific background required for volunteering

Good experience for students and universities of medical, nursing

 

Project Recommended for

Nurses, Doctors, Physiotherepists, Volunteers, Students, Couples, Families, Groups, Universities

 

Project Duration (Minimum to Maximum)

01 Week to 24 Weeks

 

ACTIVITIES (MOST POSSIBLE)

  • Interact with the special children, local staff & other volunteers

  • Observe their activities & get to know the style of working with them

  • Physiotherepy

  • Aqua therepy

  • Helping in other physical movement trainings

  • Teach them general subjects like Math, English etc.

  • Help them in completing their home-works & class works

  • Help the local staff in preparing food for them & assist the children in writing, reading, painting with support them in doing their exercises

  • Counsel their parents for proper care of the kids

  • Do art & craft, music & dance kind of fun centered activities & Make learning fun & exciting for them

  • Organize local trips & Picnic for the kids with approval from the center

  • Make them feel that they are adorable & normal like other kids & helping the staff while having their lunch & to Watch over the kids when they are on the ground

  • Organize small sports competitions in which the physical training must involved, so that they can enjoy it & it will prove beneficial for them as well

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PROJECT FEE

 

As We understand that as a volunteer you are dedicating your time and capabilities to the less fortunate, so naturally it seems strange that you should have to pay to volunteer. Understand that your program is all-inclusive with a variety of services. Additionally, we have a professional staff that is responsible for finding and screening volunteer projects and accommodations while also providing 24/7 on-location service to our volunteers. Our amazing staff and all-inclusive services necessitate operating costs that we must cover in order to guarantee you an organized, safe and top quality helping and traveling adventure. Also need to raise funds to contribute materials and other resources to the volunteer projects and communities they work in. Think of your fee for volunteering abroad as part of your commitment to volunteering by fundraising for the project and community where you will be volunteering.

 

SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE FEE

Nice question! Yes, there are a plenty of services those are most needed and important to know. In this project fee you will get the following services included:

  • Pre arrival assistance

  • Airport pick-up & drop only from Jaipur Airport

  • Orientation about project, country and rules

  • Accommodation (tri/dual sharing in a service apartment or host family)

  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) Authentic Indian meals

  • English speaking project manager on project to assist

  • Emergency assistance (if required)

  • Travel support in India

  • Certificate of Volunteering

  • Cultural week activities

    • Henna painting

    • Indian dress workshop

    • Heritage village visit

    • Elephant ride

    • Camel ride

    • Folk dance, puppet show, magic show & snake charmer show

    • Jaipur sight-seeing (Hawa-Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Albert hall, Amber fort, Jal-Mahal)

 

ACCOMMODATION

During the project you will be staying either in the volunteer camp or in the Indian host family. That depends on the availability of place. You will be communicated by our staff about the accommodation.

 

MEALS

During the prject you will be getting all time meals included in the program fee. The food will be breakfast, lunch & dinner. It would be authentic Indian food balanced in nutritions and protein. If you want to make your own food in the volunteer camp, you are welcome to do so. Everything is there to cook.

 

A TYPICAL VOLUNTEER DAY

Your volunteer day will start with the wake-up call at 7:00 am. If you have a schedule of yoga, you will be attending the class otherwise after the breakfast, you will leave to the project by tuktuk with other volunteers. There you will be meeting with your supervisor and then you will be given the schedule for the day. Here your work starts at around 10 am. You will be working till 3 pm and eben more if you want to help the schools and centers in the documentation work as well. Generally volunteers leave the projects at 3:00 pm. Once after reaching the camp you canhave a sound sleep or rest. Than at 4:30 pm have a sip of Indian Masala Chai and you can discuss about the project with the camp manager or assistant project managers who are residents in the camp. In the evening you can go our for a walk with other volunteers or choose to play indoor or outdoor games. Your camo is also equipped with television with cable network so you can enjoy movies or different programs. Your camp is having a wifi also so spend some time browsing different sites, doing skype with your friends and families sharing the pics on social media ot anything. Visit the local markets to buy some fruits or groceries if you want. The curfew hours starts from 9 pm so reach to the camp sharp by 9 pm. This is how your volunteer day look like.

 

WEEKEND PLANS

On this Elephant project we have a lot to do on weekends because of the location of the city Jaipur. This comes under the most famous travel circuit 'Golden Triangle' that covers Delhi-Jaipur-Agra. The project is situated in a very famous city, ‘The Pink City’ Jaipur, Rajasthan. The city has its heritage value & has more than 20 heritage sites like Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall, Birla Temple, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Amber Fort etc. So the Volunteers can visit the nearby places & all of these places are in the maximum radius of 15 kilometers from their stay. The City Jaipur is also in the center of the state Rajasthan and beautiful excursion sites are also nearby and accessible from public transportation like Buses, trains & private taxies. Volunteers can visit Pushkar (The Desert Safari), the only Brahma temple in the world and also can experience night stay in tents in desert while having dinner & the live folk dance. They can go to Ranthambhore for the classic ‘Tiger Safari’ on cantors. Another nearby options can be Bhangarh, the only haunted site approved by the government of Rajasthan. Udaipur ‘The Lake city’ can be another option to utilize the weekends. All the arrangements can be done by Aii on the volunteer’s request.

 

 

 

Your Itinerary for the Volunteer project

 

 

 

PRE-DEPARTURE ASSISTANCE & BOOKING THE TRIP

Once your application form is submitted with the questionnaire and we found you suitable for the project, our team will coordinate you for depositing the project fee. Then once our bank confirms the receipt of your fee we will initiate the documentation process regarding your trip. You will get assistance in booking the flights, application for visa, vaccinations, insurance, packing for the trip and other essential things.

 

FLIGHT INFORMATION & UPDATES

By the time our team will take flight information from you. This is the responsibility of the volunteer to inform us via e-mail about the flight details; carrier, date and time. In case there is any delay or sudden change in the flight schedule it`d volunteer`s duty to inform us immediately. We will share some Whatsapp contact no. for instant contact. Once we get the details of the flights we will transfer the details to Aii India team for arranging your pick-up from Jaipur Airport. Please notice that all India project volunteers must arrive in Jaipur only. From here after orientation & Jaipur sightseeing they will be transferred to their respective locations.

 

PICK-UP FROM JAIPUR AIRPORT & TRANASFER TO VOLUNTEER CAMP

Once you arrive at the Jaipur airport you will meet our team member with Aii pla-card and your name on it. You can proceed with them to the Aii Jaipur Volunteer house for two nights stay and sightseeing in Jaipur. Please attention that in case you don`t find anyone, don`t panic wait for some another minutes and they will be there. In worst condition, if you don`t find anyone, immediately contact the Aii head office no. that are shared with you in the pre-departure kit. That no. is available 24X7. You will be staying in the volunteer house with the volunteers. The next day would be your orientation and Jaipur sightseeing.

 

ORIENTATION, JAIPUR SIGHT-SEEING & HINDI LANGUAGE CLASS

In the morning our in-house manager will conduct your orientation about the Indian culture, program, country, people, beliefs and language. Then your Jaipur sight-seeing will start followed by the orientation. In Jaipur sight-seeing you will visit magnificent world heritage sites like Hawa Mahal (Wind palace), Jal Mahal (Water palace), Amber fort, Birla temple, Nahargarh fort and some other places if the time allows. Here the meals are on you during your visit. The next day would be a free day for you to travel by yourself or arrange a tour by us for the rest of the places. The night stay would be in the same volunteer house.

 

OBSERVATION DAY, PROJECT VISIT & MEETING THE BENEFICIARIES

The next morning your visit to the project is fixed and this would be your first day as ‘Observation day’ at the project area. The coordinator or any Aii staff will arrange a visit to the projects we have to have a sense of environment and working conditions. The volunteer has to see all the other volunteers those are working there already and can have a little chat about their findings and suggestions to start with. The local staff and you will meet the beneficiaries with whom you are going to work. The local projects are real and they really need volunteering assistance and care. This is so important day for volunteer to observe the project and to see that where they fit in and what skills they possess to help on the project, because the next day would be your first volunteering day.

 

MEET YOUR HOST FAMILY AND KNOW THE LOCAL AREA

Just after the project visit, if you have chosen to stay in a host family, the coordinator will give you a drop to the host family. You will be taken to the host family and here you will meet your host parents, brothers and sisters. The house mother will show you your room and will introduce the family member and will let you know the rules of the house. You can have a look in the house and around. In the evening you can got to visit the nearby household grocery store, vegetable & fruit market and other necessary stops.If you have chosen to stay in volunteer house you will be staying in the same premises for the rest of the time of project.

 

FIRST VOLUNTEERING DAY

Here from the same visiting day you can choose to stay on the project or you can come the next day as well. The next day after waking up you will be having an India Masala tea with the rest of the family members. Then you will take an authentic Indian breakfast and then you will leave to the project. Meet your supervisor there for the schedule for the day and start your work out there. In lunch you can come back to the house and can have it with the family or take a lunch-box with you there. After finishing the project you can come back to the host family by walking because mostly the projects are at walking distance. Enjoy your evening with the family, neighbors and walking around. Have your Indian dinner and sleep well. This is how a typical volunteer day would be.In volunteer house you will wake up by a wakeup call by the house in-charge to have tea. Then followed by a Yoga session jointly with other volunteers, you will proceed to have breakfast. Then your tuc tuc will arrive to take you and other volunteers for the project drop. Meet your supervisor there for the schedule for the day and start your work out there. In lunch you can come back to the house and can have it with the family or take a lunch-box with you there. After finishing the project your tuc tuc will arrives there to pick you up to drop at volunteer house again.

 

REGULAR ROUTINE AND WEEK DAYS

This would be your regular routine and you will work from Monday to Friday on the projects. Weekends would be totally off and you can use them as you want to be. Relax, travelling, visiting, enjoying, clubbing, washing clothes etc. Choice is yours. You can take travel excursions and information from our local coordinator and make a group with the other volunteers to go on group excursions; the cheap and best way to wander. Our local coordinator will be there always with you for assistance, support and supervision.

 

PROJECT COMPLETION

The last Friday of your volunteer project would be slightly different and fun-filled. Take group pictures, selfies and show your gratitude towards the staff and other volunteers for the cooperation, affection and support. You can also arrange a small party with the host family at the last day and spend some emotional moments. Meet all the friends you made during your stay, thank them and have your own time. This is how your last day would be.On last evening of your project in the camp we will celebrate it by some candles, balloons and cakes. This would be like a thanksgiving session to you from Aii team for your time, efforts and dedication. Then followed by it you will be free to do your own activities.

 

DROP AT JAIPUR AIRPORT

The last day in India! You will get enough time to pack your bags and for writing a feedback followed by one minute video feedback session. Now you are free to roam around in the local market to shop souvenir for your friends and family only if you have enough time left for the flight. You will be dropped at the Jaipur airport at the time of your flight and from here you are on your own. Say a final good bye to the team member and here your journey ends with a lot of memories and learning of life. Namaste!!

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