Teach English to Children in Faridabad, India

Faridabad, India Children & Youth Development

Program

Description

Travel to India and teach English with Plan My Gap Year! On this program, you will help students aged three to 16 in Faridabad improve their English language skills as well as other subjects through lessons, games, and educational activities. As a volunteer, you will be able to help teachers with their day-to-day work (or even lead lessons on your own), and provide extra support for students who are falling behind or need more attention. You don’t need previous teaching experience to sign up, but you’re encouraged to take PMGY’s accredited, 60-hour online TEFL course to prepare for your trip abroad.

Impact

During your stay in India, you will help children to improve their English language skills - a vital part of pursuing greater educational and career opportunities later. Right now, 28% of the Indian population lives below the poverty line, and learning English and other subjects is one of the very best ways to break the cycle of poverty. As a volunteer, you can make a difference by providing extra support in the classroom and allowing students who are falling behind or in need of more help to catch up with their peers and succeed.

Field conditions

You will volunteer in one of two different slum schools in Faridabad - because of the impoverished location of these schools, you should be flexible, understanding, and able to creatively plan and carry out lessons for students with only basic and cramped conditions. For the first few days of your volunteer program, you will work with a local teacher, who will guide you on how they plan and carry out lessons each day. Because of staff shortages, however, you should be prepared to lead classrooms on your own. While you will primarily teach English, you also will have the opportunity to assist with other subjects such as math, science, and geography.

If you volunteer at the Eco Slum School, you will work with children aged three to 15, with an average age of seven to 10. This school was established in 2010 to provide a basic primary education to children who otherwise would not have the opportunity for it.

You also may volunteer at the Nerhu School, a private school based in a neighboring community close to the Eco Slum School. Some of the students in this school are graduates of the Eco Slum School who have received sponsorships to attend this private program - the children you’ll teach are aged 10 to 12. In addition to classroom teaching, you can take part in assemblies, sports, and arts.

Arrival and orientation

This program starts on Sundays. You will arrive to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on your selected start date, and be greeted by a local staff member or appointed driver holding a sign with your name on it. From there, you’ll head to the volunteer house in Faridabad, where you will get settled in before starting your volunteer program.

Your stay

Accommodation

  • HousingVolunteer house

  • Provided mealsBreakfast, dinner

Accommodation description

The volunteer house that you’ll stay in during your time in India is in central Faridabad, 15 miles from Delhi - here you’ll find restaurants, convenience stores, and ATMs within walking distance. You will live with other fellow volunteers and a host family that coordinates PMGY’s projects in India. The house is basic but comfortable, and can accommodate up to seven people per same-sex room. Bed linens, fans, and wifi are provided - wifi access may be intermittent. The house also has a communal area and facilities to hand-wash and dry clothes. Laundry service is also provided for a small fee. PMGY will take you to and from your volunteer project each day.

June through September are PMGY’s busiest volunteer months, so you may be placed at an alternative location such as a nearby guest house or a different volunteer house. You will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day at the volunteer house. Breakfast usually consists of cereal, milk, bread, jams, fruit, and juice; lunch can include mixed rice, vegetables, curries, chapati, or omelette; and dinner can consist of pasta, noodles, samosas, and soup.

Location

Volunteers will stay in a volunteer home.

Cost

from $290 USDper week

from $290 USDper week

Costs...

What’s included

  • Certificate of completion

  • Regular program inspection

  • 100% financial protection

  • Live pre-departure webinars

  • Comprehensive volunteer handbook

  • Unlimited email and telephone support

  • Dedicated pmgy travel mentor

  • 24-hour us-based emergency support

  • 24-hour in-country support

  • In-country orientation

  • Private transfer to and from the project site

  • Airport pickup

  • Meals

  • Accommodation at volunteer house

What’s not included

  • Criminal background check

  • Visa

  • Return airport transfer

  • Travel insurance

  • Airfare

Start dates

This program starts on the first and third Sunday of each month year-round.

Founded in 2011 by volunteers for volunteers, Plan My Gap Years works with local communities in the developing world towards long-term sustainable goals. We know there is no better way to travel and make a positive impact in the world. Our structured programs create the perfect platform for you to see the world, meet like-minded people and engage in meaningful volunteer work. We have teams in the UK and in your host destinations who will support you 24/7 throughout your time with them. Furthermore, every project on our network is regularly risk-assessed by our UK team to ensure their setup is safe and that their volunteers are making a positive impact. There is also a great social element to our programs. We put you in touch with all of your fellow volunteers via Facebook before you set off. Our projects receive volunteers from around the world throughout the year, so even if you’re travelling solo, you’re going to meet heaps of people along the way.

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