Volunteer for Women's Empowerment in Faridabad, India

Faridabad, India

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(621 Reviews)
  • From $579 USD for 2 Weeks

  • 2 - 24 Weeks

  • Select Start Dates

  • 18 And Older

Description

Overview

Travel to India with Plan My Gap Year and volunteer with an initiative that provides women’s computer, English, and vocational training! There are two different programs that you can be a part of on this trip, including the Eco School Empowerment Project and the Isabella School Empowerment Project. These programs aim to improve local women’s confidence, skill sets, and opportunities for success in a traditionally male-dominated society that often pushes women away from education and into more domestic and subordinate lifestyles.

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.

Accommodations

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.

Field Conditions

There are two different projects that you can be a part of through PMGY’s Women Empowerment Volunteering program, including:

Eco School Empowerment Project: Founded in 2012, this program supports women by teaching vocational skills and providing an education for their children. Vocational classes mainly focus on dressmaking and craft design, though there also are numeracy and English courses that can help to improve women’s confidence. Most of the women who attend this program are teens or in their 20s, and you can expect to work with between five and 20 participants each day.

Isabella School Empowerment Project: Since 2014, this program has been teaching women computer skills, English language lessons, and sewing classes. There are two groups you might work with as a volunteer, based on their English language ability. For those with a higher level of English, you will focus more on grammar, with lessons conducted by a local teacher. For those who are beginners with English language learning, you will aid a local teacher with lessons in alphabets and numbers, or in vocabulary, forming basic sentences, and addition and subtraction. You also are invited to assist with sewing, computer, and crafts activities.

Your Impact

Right now, only 69% of the women living in Haryana are literate, having been pushed toward domestic and subordinate lifestyles instead of education or vocational activities. As a volunteer, you will help to empower local women by teaching vocational training courses, English language lessons, and aiding in developing their self-esteem and confidence to build bright futures for themselves and for their families. As women are able to support their families not just through domestic work, but also through income-generating activities, they are able to break the cycle of poverty and improve their own lives, those of their families, and their communities in the long-term.

Location

Faridabad, India
  • Where you will be volunteering
    Faridabad, India

    Volunteers will help teach skills to women in schools.

  • Where you'll be staying
    Faridabad, India

    Volunteers will stay in a volunteer house.

  • Nearest Airport
    Indira Gandhi International Airport

Cost

This program starts from two weeks at $579. The registration fee is included in the pricing.

2 Weeks
24 Weeks
2 Weeks

$579 USD

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

Project Start Dates

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

Organization

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.

Reviews (621)

Kelsey Pearce

Nov 27, 2017

I volunteered for two weeks in Nepal teaching Monks English. Everyone in the program was so lovely welcoming and willing to help you with anything that you needed. However I was a bit disappointed when signing up for a two week teaching experience to only get to the monastery on ... +more

Josh Gee

Nov 24, 2017

I was in India for 2 weeks as a medical volunteer and I really enjoyed my time there.

I found the pre-departure information to be very helpful and reassuring so I was able to land in India feeling confident. Upon arriving at the volunteer house I was greeted by Vishy ...
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Ella Patenall

Nov 23, 2017

I spent 3 weeks in Sri Lanka (1 week turtles project 2 weeks renovation in the morning and orphanage in the afternoon.)

I felt very supported by the friendly approachable PMGY team throughout
my trip and was provided with sufficient information prior to starting it.

The accomodation was great (especially ...
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Rosie Davis

Nov 21, 2017

I just got back this week and I had an amazing time! The food was great and all of the people there and in England have been a huge support and I met some lovely people! The project itself was amazing as well and 2 weeks went by too quickly!

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