About the local hosting organizationPartner : Do you wish to explore India and learn about Indian culture and tradition while living at local host family and helping SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living on the street of kolkata ,India.This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee children & their mother from the street of kolkata.Providing informal basic education like english teaching ,hygiene,basic health care,family planning education,playing, organising entertainment program ,food distribution for these children of this downtrodden community would be the main target of the volunteers in this camp. SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . On August 31, 2003, a team of family and friends leaded by Mr. Debabrata Chakraborty, voluntarily formed SMILE Society to fight against this injustice and bring a smile to these cute faces.Since then SMILE brought hundreds of children from the street to the normal society . SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a customised program (workcamp, short term, long term) that will enable them to make an important contribution to these needy communities.
About the volunteer worklkata and around Type: TE,SOCI,HC,MANU Age: 15+ Duration: 13 Days Date : 3-15th Of every month Number of Volunteer: 6-30 Camp Participation fees: INR 25000 (Approx.€ 350) Language:Basic English. Any group with at least one English speaking leader is also welcome. Any Bilateral groups, Student, group, Youth group, Teen group, Senior group, Intern group or Group of individuals are welcome. Minimum number should be 6 till 30 are welcome on any date Teen group should have at least one English speaking team leader above 18 yrs. Activity Details :- Day 1. Kolkata Airport pickup & transfer to the local host family. Day 2. Orientation, presentation & local language training Day 3. Guided Village tour and local Town trip Day 4. A day with most neglected street kids and afternoon cultural exchange Day 5. Guided Kolkata City trip to discover monuments and heritages Day 6. Interacting with the street children and their families. Helping children and girls living on the street. Day 7. A day to explore Indian temple and exciting Holi Ganges river safari. Day 8. A day to paint and color Street children school building. Day 9. A day to explore the local city center mall for shopping. Day 10. Another day with the most neglected street children at their school. Day 11. A trip to discover rain forest and tiger reserve center Sundarban. It is one of UNESCO Heritage place. Stay over night at Sundarban hotel. (Subject to favorable weather and dates availability) Alternately Sea Beach trip. Day 12. Visit around Sundarban/sea beach and later way back to host family. Day 13. A day of feast with Street children and dance, music to celebrate the farewell. Later at evening or as per flight schedule transfer to Kolkata Airport.
Local accommodationAccommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, 4-30 volunteers in one room) shared accommodation (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative at 12 noon. Food: You will get 3 times local veg food from host family as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.
About the project locationlocation & leisure: Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous and attractive tourist places during weekends .... *puri ( the famous Hindu religious place and sea beach ) *Digha ( sea beach )*Bodh Gaya ( Famous Buddhist temple ) *varanashi ( famous Hindu temple and Ganges ) *shantiniketan ( one of the university established by great Nobel laureate Sri Rabindranath Tagor) *Bishnupur ( ancient Bengali history, tera cotta ( clay made item ) ,sari etc. Any of these places can be covered during weekends by train by self organise !! ********************* organised Package trip at the end of the camp can be organised by professionals...... * Taj Mahal ,Jaipur,Delhi etc. trip can also organise for the interested groups against extra cost ( minimum 2 person) * weekends exciting city ( kolkata ) and around trip can also be organised against extra cost.
RequirementsRequirements: *Passport copy *VISA copy *Photograph( recent colour copy) *Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. *Participation fees INR25000 00 (Approx. €350 /head /camp) (2 weeks) ( payment on arrival by cash )
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