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India: Teaching and Orphanage Work in Goa

Goa is one of India most cherished places. This tiny state located half waydown India's western coast, has long been renowned for its naturalbeauty: golden sandy beaches, coconut groves, vibrant green paddy fields and dense forests.This Project is located in North Goa, in a small countryside village called Thivim, which is about half hour away from the coast.

About the project
Volunteers will have the opportunity to volunteer in one of four organized settings. These include a short stay shelter for women and girl in distress, a public school in desperate need of staff, a boys orphanage or an HIV+ orphanage. Each of these projects are seeking volunteers to teach English to students, give care and love to students, and help out with other various tasks as needed.

Your goal will in general be to provide all of the children you encounter with a safe, healthy and loving environment, and a chance to share your personal experiences and knowledge from abroad.  The main aims of these projects is to teach basic knowlegs/English, interact with children and help them with daily needs, and to provide awareness to the surrounding community about the importance of education for the future of each child.

Volunteer work and contribution
The projects vary in their structure and schedule, but for the most part volunteers work from Monday-Friday for at least 5 hours per day and will be assisting with some of the following tasks:

Assisting teachers/staff
Teaching English
Teaching a musical instrument or other extracurricular activity (football or art etc.)
Giving love and support
Helping out with any general task for which you might be needed

Volunteers will stay at the program center in Goa. This is a beautiful old Portugese styled house which includes a garden, kitchen, western toilets and a computer.

You will be provided all three meals. The food is typical Indian food, and there are also facilities to cook available. The rooms are shared with 2-4 people per room, and there are fans.

Minimum Requirements 
Minimum age: 18 
Basic English Proficiency
High level of independence and emotional strength, and ability to adjust to culture shock
Motivation to work with children
Full travel & medical insurance
Immunizations (please consult your doctor)

To apply for this program, see Teaching and Orphanage Work in Goa



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