This project offers volunteers a genuinely rich heritage experience, while they work to support essential primary education in some of the most economically poor villages of Rajasthan.
Rajasthan is renowned as the land of warrior kings and cultural richness, with numerous forts and palaces in breathtaking countryside. This is the heritage and environment which will surround you every day, as you will stay in the palace of the local patron family, while working in the local school.
The juxtaposition of cultural richness and economic poverty typifies this Rajasthani experience!
What to Expect?
Chitardai primary school provides education for 160 children from the age of 6 to14 from communities identified as below the poverty line by the Indian government. The school offers equal education opportunities to girls and boys from all castes and socio-economic groups.
The principal, Mr Devinder Singh, and his team of 4 teachers want to increase their own knowledge of best practise teaching techniques in order to improve and enhance the children’s learning experience. The school motto is "Learn by Play" - an inspired and visionary concept for a small rural school working within the local education system.
Resources are limited and unpredictable - there are simple desks and benches in some of the classrooms, but many children still have to sit on the floor. There are text books but very few teaching aids and craft materials. However Mr Singh and his team have created a stimulating environment for the children - an educational play area has been built from mud, and the classroom walls have been painted as blackboards so that children can write and draw - which they love!
The school is supported by the Shri Jaswant Charitable Trust - established and run by the family who own and manage the Deogarh Mahal. The Trust is keen to enhance the support they offer to the school by assisting with the volunteer programme.
Volunteers will live in the stunning Deogarh Mahal. The family who own and manage the mansion hotel are trustees of the charity which supports the school. As part of their corporate social responsibility they provide significant support and subsidy for the programme, including volunteer accommodation in the palace.
Volunteers are provided with 3 meals a day and drinking water. The palace is situated in the centre of the town of Deogarh enabling volunteers to enjoy the day to day life in a Rajasthani town.
This is an opportunity for volunteers to share their skills, whilst enjoying the comfort of a palace!
- Program ID: # 1680
- duration: 1 to 3 MonthsMore than 3 Months
- location: Deogarh, RJIndia
- Fitness level: Light ImpactModerately Fit
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- Costs From: $1500 to $3000
- Program Type: Community Development ProjectsTeach Overseas
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