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Workcamp about slum children teaching

Organization: FSL-India

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.

Indian cities suffer from huge urbanization problems and slums are present and mushrooming in many cities and towns. The slum areas in the cities are clusters of houses and shacks built illegally, where all basic infrastructures are absent, water and electricity supply and other civic amenities are scarce or non-existent, hygiene is of very poor. With high rates of unemployment and outbreak of diseases these slums become breeding grounds to poverty, exploitation and negligence.

Many NGOs are working with an aim to improve the basic living conditions of the large number of people residing in those slums. The volunteers will have the opportunity to join hands with the local NGOs to support ongoing projects such as – Awareness campaigns, Literacy programs, Educational projects and Empowerment of minorities.

The volunteer’s will mainly focus on
• Teaching slum children in small shelters or in schools.
• In addition, with the support of the project staff, the volunteer may have to visit slum areas interact with inhabitants, conduct awareness campaigns on health, water, sanitation, etc.

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