Street Children Volunteer India

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VWI Street children project
VWI Street children project
VWI Street children project
VWI Street children project
VWI Street children project
VWI Street children project
VWI Street children project
VWI Street children project
VWI Street children project
VWI Street children project

About

Would you like to do Volunteer Work With Children in India? If yes, you are in the right place; VWI offers you to work for one of our care project for the children which are found on Streets & are orphans in India.

The reason to starting this project is to the aim of helping and supporting the children in difficult circumstances especially runaways, orphans, and street children in Jaipur, India. It supports and provides community based rehabilitation. Most of these children are kidnapped by criminal gangs in India and forced into doing child labour, or they are left by their parents on railway station, bus stations, and next to traffic signals because of poverty.

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Questions & Answers

Yes, you can come as group. We will make your accommodation together and offer you group discount prices.

When I went I had only just finished the Norwegian equivalent of high school the year before. So I went at the age of 19 with no higher education qualifications - so as far as I know you do not need any kind of degree, etc.

Reviews

9.82 Rating
based on 22 reviews
  • Impact 9.6
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.8
  • Value 9.5
  • Safety 9.9
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Elena
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

English and maths with the children

It was an amazing experience! The children are lovely, well educated and disciplined. I was very impressed about the organisation of the school.
The staff is very helpful and supportive.
I was helping the teacher with english and maths. Every week you get the schedule for the entire week and you know which topic will be covered during english or maths.
I spent the holi day at the school playing with the kids and the staff and it was an unforgettable experience! I Highly recommend this project.

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Audrey
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Trip of my life

I loved the one month I spent with this program. The staff and the children were amazing. It certainly was the experience of a lifetime and I will probably think about this trip every single day for many many years to come. It certainly will be very hard to top. I haven't been bored for one second and would love to stay much longer if I could. I will miss you all and your nice smiles and the future volunteers that will come will be very lucky to get to spend time with you all.

-Audrey from Canada

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would defenitely stay longer because once one is acclimated one doesn't want to leave.
Tajinder
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An experience of a lifetime

India is such a special place, revealing the best and worst aspects of humanity and human life. Certainly for me, India constantly provokes a personal question about ones values and strength of conviction. Can you put your money where your mouth is? Can you walk the walk?

Volunteering in India is one of the most moving and rewarding experiences I have had in my life. The volunteering programmes offered by Volunteering with India (VWI) are safe and robust. There are many diverse opportunities here to make a difference, however big or small.

The organisation was created with the pure and sincere intention of making a difference to those in need. VWI has offered countless opportunities for those in need to receive from those who are fortunate enough to be able to give.

Volunteering experiences are made much more special by a generous and earnest welcome into the heart of the culture and the city of Jaipur, the community; the people and their families. Volunteers are looked after well, but most importantly included into a family and community for a true and real experience of India. An unforgettable experience - one I hope to repeat many times again.

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Gary
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Lot's of Chai & Samosa's

I spent three weeks with my friends volunteering with VWI in Jaipur, India. We spent our time teaching english classes in a school, we work for 2 weeks with the street children program and 1 week with women program. Overall, it was an amazing experience and offered a truly unique insight into Indian culture. VWI links up with grass-roots projects in India and the staff involved in our project were very supportive. From the beginning, we felt safe and at home with our Indian host family, and the staff were in regular contact with us and dealt with any issues we had straight away.
One of my favourite aspects of the program was living with an Indian family. Every day my host mother make nice chai (team for me ) which was so great to charge up my body.Being totally immersed into family life and getting to know the students in our classes proved to be the best introduction to Indian culture. We learnt so much more in those three weeks about India than in the other 5 weeks we spent backpacking around Rajasthan.
The school experience was very enlightening, and although we would have appreciated some more information about what learning materials to bring with us, we really enjoyed it. The volunteer experience will only improve as the school program and curriculum better develops. For most of the children, we were involved in the only 'formal' education they would receive in their life, and that was quite confronting at times.
If nothing else, my time in India reminded me of the important things in life. As actions speak louder than words, the best review I can give VWI would be to say that we enjoyed our time in India so much that we are looking at going back to India and helping the school further!

What would you improve about this program?
At the time when we volunteer the project was full. May be the program provider set a limit of participants to come in a month not more than 20 people.
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Melissa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

VWI - street children program

I participated in the Street Children Program through Volunteering With India. Every minute of the program was incredible. From the moment I arrived in Jaipur I felt at home. Sukret met me at the airport and drove me to my host family's home. Every morning our host family prepared a wonderful breakfast for us, before our driver (Tota Ram- who is amazing!!) would pick us up and take us to the school to teach and play with the children. Teaching the boys English was the highlight of my trip! Everyday they are eager to learn and excited to play new games. The boys greeting us with smiles each morning made for a really rewarding experience. I also learned how to cook chapati, while helping prepare lunch for the boys one day. Govind and Sukret are so kind and helpful with guiding you throughout the entire experience. My host family left an imprint on my heart - my trip would not have been the same without them. Thanks to my host family, I was able to see Jaipur and Indian culture through an authentic perspective. I learned a lot about traditional food, Hinduism, family practices, fun local activities like flying kites. One night I went to the local temple with one of the family members. I will never forget how welcome my host family made me feel - they will forever be extended-family in my heart. I also became close with my fellow volunteers, and have made new friends for life. I will definitely stay in touch with everyone from the program, the entire experience was unforgettable. I will be back. If you are considering this program, don't think twice - just sign up!

Maira
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Life Time Memory

Before joining the program all of the questions that i asked were answered. My emails were always returned in very short time.
The program manager was there on my arrival to pick me from Jaipur Airport. I loved the kids that i worked with ! The staff was also helpful. Especially i would say the biggest challenge was the language barrier.
Host family were very nice.Meals were great especially.The family was very kind to me and were generous enough to let myself and other volunteers participate in their families Diwali celebration.
Project Coordinator was very helpful and kind. I felt like i could talk to him.He answered any question that i asked. He also bring me to his home and i have chance to dinner with his family. His mom is a nice cook.
I would definetly recommed this program to everyone.

What would you improve about this program?
Overall it's working good already. I don't think any point to improved may be more people can come front and support VWI.
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Lorelei
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

VWI school

I attended volunteering with India this past July, and had an amazing experience. I was put in with teenage boys, ages 12 to 18. These boys were incredible. They were so respectful, eager to learn, and once you got them out of their comfort zone’s super silly! The staff was staff was absolutely supportive, our host family equally. We got a ride every day to and from school with Totaram in his tuktuk. There is never a moment where I felt unsafe. Entering the classroom, there were no formal lesson plans to teach English. That was a challenge. But, I’ve been to school so I was able to tap into my memories and getting the hang of teaching. I would absolutely recommend this program. I only did it for two weeks and it definitely felt like not enough, if I were to redo it I would go for three or four weeks

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Vicente
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent project and staff

Thank you to VWI for such an amazing experience in Jaipur. I participated in the street children project for two weeks teaching English and mathematics. The staff from all the projects is very professional, helpful and friendly which makes it very easy to adapt to the organization. Every morning the taxi driver picks you up and takes you to the school. There you will spend the morning with the children, teaching them basic subjects and doing many activities such as playing, crafts and dancing with them. This was the most rewarding part of the experience. In the afternoons, you have free time to visit the city or do other activities. One evening I went to another project for women empowerment to help them develop skills such as sewing, doing henna drawings or learning English. The staff members are very flexible and accommodating so you can profit 100 per cent of all their organization. If you want to learn about Indian culture and traditions, this is the best way to do it. During the volunteer program you will live with an Indian family where you will be able to get to know their traditions, religion, food…. The host family is very welcoming and helpful. For instance, we were made part in the Sister’s day celebration with the family this special occasion. In the weekends VWI staff also organizes some sightseeing activities to do some tourism around Jaipur. It was really fun as you can spend as much time as you like at the different forts, palaces with other volunteers.
I would definitely recommend for future volunteers to work with the children and women empowerment project

What would you improve about this program?
It could be helpful to have some guidelines in advance to know what to teach to the children and how the school works.