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Workcamp on speech and hearing teaching

Organization: FSL-India

Period: Please note that due to school holidays, these projects will remain closed during the following months: March until May; in the month of October; and sometimes in December.
During these months, FSL India organises Summer Projects (in March/April/May) and Winter camps (in October). These camps are offered to our LTVs in ‘Teaching projects’ which remain closed due to school holidays.

Application: Volunteers must apply to our partner organizations in their own country.

Placements: We will complete the placements of volunteers within a week of receiving the application. Volunteers can apply for an L/MTV program for a minimum of one month.

Information: FSL-India will send the required Information to the volunteers – including a pre- arrival letter, project profile, info sheet, general information and travel details. This information will be sent to the volunteers at least one month in advance.

Participation Fee: 14,500 Indian Rupees for each month

Arrivals: Volunteers arrive at Kundapur or Bangalore by the first Monday of each month.

Accommodation for Volunteers: accommodation for volunteers can either be at the project, in a local host family, as a Paying guest, in a hostel–depending on the project, location and availability.

Orientation week: The program will start with a week-long orientation. Depending on the volunteer’s project location, the Orientation will be held either in Kundapur or Bangalore. This information will be sent to the volunteer at least a month in advance.

Registration: The registration will be completed during the first week of arrival.

Projects: Following the orientation week, volunteers will join their respective projects in different locations, depending on the placement.

Monitoring: Each volunteer is allocated a LTV Coordinator on his/her arrival who is a staff of FSL-India and he/she supports the volunteer in their project, and monitors the progress during their voluntary service through monitoring visits, LTV Cultural Meet, one to one sessions, emails, phone calls, reports etc. Monthly Project visits are also made by the LTV Coordinators during the placement where ever possible.

Many NGOs and Government organizations are working to support people/children with hearing loss and speech problems. The hearing loss can affect a child’s development of receptive and expressive communication skills. The language deficit causes learning problems that result in reduced academic achievement. Communication difficulties often lead to social isolation and low self-esteem. Different tools and methodologies are used by organizations to conduct formal and informal teaching and to help such children integrate into mainstream life through inclusion.

Work schedule for volunteers working in “Speech and Hearing impaired children teaching” project includes any of the following activities:
– Class room teaching: Spoken and written English, Mathematics, Geography, etc.

– Extra-curricular activities: Sports, Games, Drawing, etc.

– Assist in Computer reporting work, Photo/video documentation

– Impart training to children on life skills, health and personal hygiene

A creative approach to work is useful and you will have the opportunity to initiate new mini projects or activities. It is important that volunteers in this project have a flexible approach to the work and are good at Multitasking, prepared to undertake variety of tasks. If you have many ideas of teaching different kinds of activities such as games, songs, arts and crafts or sports and athletics to children, then this type of project is for you!

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