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Teach and assist in rural government schools in Jaipur

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  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    16+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
  • From
    £150
  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    16+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
  • From
    £150

India teaching volunteers

Come and help teach English and other vital subjects in our partnering government run schools in Jaipur. This is your chance to fully immerse yourself within the local community and to give the amazing gift of education to the many underprivileged children that attend every day.

As a developing country, India is plagued with extreme poverty and social discrimination. Many children in and around Jaipur live on very little and it is thought that around 30% of the Indian population live below the poverty line.

"Teaching in the school in Jaipur provided not only provided me with essential experience to pursue my career back home, but also a real insight into how others live. Please go and support this amazing programme in India and do you bit!"

The government schools we are desperately trying to help suffer from a lack of proper funding. As a result of this, students are kept in dilapidated classrooms, often being taught in large groups on the floor with little to no educational materials.

Due to the lack of structure and not enough teaching staff, many children can be found roaming the buildings unsure of what to do and with little chance of exploring their creativity and hidden talents.

Under the “Right To Education Act”, the government setup our partnering schools to provide not only a free education but also free meals. This is in hope of encouraging as many families to send their children to school as possible, instead of being forced to wander the streets begging.

Although no day will ever be the same, there is a basic schedule to each day. You will typically be volunteering from 10am – 3pm with a lunch break in between Monday to Friday. On your first day you will observe some classes to get an idea of how the school runs and get inspired to teach!

Both schools we support are a part of the Rajasthan Education Department and are located in the Jagatpura slums – where our help is most needed. Each school has around 175 students attend everyday with the children aged between 5 and 16 years old.

You will be assigned to several classes throughout your day at the school, where you will be in charge of leading your own classes to around 25 children.

In a country with an ever-growing demand for employees that speak English, your help teaching will have a positive impact on their future. Your primary role will be to improve the children’s English, but this isn’t the only thing that you can teach! You will be involved in teaching other school subjects such as science, maths, history, art, physical education and geography.

Not only this, but you will have the freedom to explore other exciting areas of learning, and you don’t need to just stick to classroom all of the time! Get active and teach through dance, music and play! If you know the basics of any other languages – great! You can teach those too!

During your time in India, there will be plenty of opportunities to teach and learn around every corner. You will be working with teachers with a wealth of knowledge about Indian culture so take the opportunity to ask questions and learn about everything from traditional cooking to religion.

At first you are more than welcome to assist the local teachers and you’ll find that your confidence grows quickly and you will soon be leading your own classes! You will prepare lessons in your free time ensuring you follow the syllabus set out, so you have a clear structure to each class.

Jaipur is full of interesting things to see and do is conveniently located in the heart of the Golden Triangle. Your weekends and evenings will be free to enjoy the city and its many impressive attractions as well as travel the world famous Golden Triangle to see the Taj Mahal.

Known as the ‘pink city’, you will have plenty of time to marvel at the vast grandeur of the Amber Fort, visit the many palaces including Hawa Mahal (Water Palace) and Jal Mahal (Palace of Winds) and of course, check out the shops and markets where you will find the most beautiful handmade items and mouth-watering cuisine.

Spending your time with the children is such a rewarding experience and you will gain many lovely connections that it will be hard to say goodbye! This worthwhile programme will give you a unique insight into Indian culture and is a great opportunity for you to truly make a difference.

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