Volunteer Women Empowerment India
VWI offers you to volunteer for the Women Empowerment Program in India. The program has created with the initiate to educate and provide training program for the women which lives in rural areas, slums, villages and the one’s which comes from BPL ( Below Poverty Line ) families. We are running a center where we educate and train women. Every day there are around 80 women who come to our center and get basic education and training program. We are training women in henna paint, drawing & stitching work. After getting free training course from our center they can find a good job or can start their own business as this type of job is very popular in India. Along with this for the education classes we provide them Basic English speaking and mathematics classes. As English is the global language for communication now; it becomes imperative to teach English to these women. Most of the women which came in the center not even know how to write. The Program also offers 1 to 1 and group counseling so that women can share their problem with us.
Project Fact File
Project Duration: Minimum 1 week stay up to 4 months.
Project Fees: $250 ( One time registration fees ) + $180 per week. For more information about fees please visit Program Fees Page. Students/Family/Group will get 10% Discount in Fees which are joining the project for min 2 weeks.
Project Availabilities: All year round –Dates are flexible you can choose your own start and finish date.
Requirements: We don’t need any qualification for this project. Volunteers must have lots of love & enthusiasm for the project.
Location: Jaipur, India.
Special Dates: Join our program on the above special dates if you are looking to get involved in Indian Festivals. Teej Festival 17 Aug 2015, Sister’s Festival 29 Aug 2015, Dusshera Festival 22 Oct 2015, Diwali Festival of Lights 11 Nov 2015, Pushkar Camel Fair 8-15 Nov 2015, Camel Festival- Bikaner 8-9 Jan 2016, Kite Festival -Jaipur 14 Jan 2016, Holi Festival of Colors – 23 Mar 2016.
Project Activities: English Teaching Classes, Health Awareness program, Personality Development for women & Income generating activities.
Working Hours: Monday to Friday 4 hours per day.
What is included: Arranging your Programme, Pre-departure information and support by email/phone, Arrival pickup from Jaipur, Program relevant materials, Accommodation with Indian Host Family, 3 Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ), Transportation facility for project site, Weekend Sightseeing’s Tours and 24 hours of admin support.
What is not included: Visa, Flights, Internet, Telephone Calls, Monuments/Sightseeing Entry Fees, Insurance Cover, and Airport Drop off.
This Program is also optional for the volunteers which wants to work for the children for teaching and also help the women for the empowerment.
Work for Volunteers
Being a Volunteer in India you can Support Women in many ways, depending on your skills and interests and the needs of the local community.
Volunteers in Project involved in the activities like:
- Teach English language to young women
- Education (Literacy) awareness work
- Women Health awareness program
- Income generative skills training
- Personality development
- Awareness raising activities
We invite all Interested National & International volunteers to be a part of Women Empowerment Program. Come with expertise and Help Women of India to learn or come with no expertise & learn together. Your small effort can make a big difference to life of Indian women. We do however request our volunteers to be flexible! It takes time for you to learn about the local women before you start your actual work and you need patience for that. Working in the community is not like a computer program, which is preset; you click and it works. You will be working with women of a totally different culture and lifestyle.
Sometimes women in the centre not showing their interest to attend English Language Program if that happen volunteers will be interact with the other social activities at the centre.
Recently we have brought changes to our Women Empowerment Project. The project is now mix with teaching children of rural areas in Jaipur. So the volunteers have the opportunity to work with both women and children in 1 project.
Most of the children which came to our centre are the kids of these women. Everyday there are around 80 women and 60 children who come in our centre.
Your steps will work slowly but SURELY!
Women Empowerment Project by VWI not only allow you to work for their development but it also give you chance to get know more about social life of women which live in rurals & backward areas in India, “ says Lara Pascal from Spain our past volunteer.” Read Our –Volunteers Stories & Reviews about the Program.
Past Volunteers have wonderful time with us in the program. Volunteers join this program all over from the world. Most of our volunteers come from U.S, Canada, U.K, Australia & European Countries; if you come from these region you can also ask us our previous volunteers contact addresses. Have a look also at our previous volunteers reviews in GoOverseas and GoAbroad website.
Skills Required for Program
There is no specific skill requirement to join the volunteering program. But volunteers who love and are passionate about helping women which are in need & also like to learn about the culture/life of the people in the country can join the program.
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Arrangement of Room, Food & Transportation
VWI makes arrangements for room, food and transportation for the volunteers, from the first day of the volunteer’s arrival in Jaipur, India. Volunteers will be living with the Indian Host Family. You will be having your own room at the host family house which can be shared by the same gender volunteer in the program. Our host families are carefully screened and selected based on VWI requirements. Host families are experience in the realm of hosting international travelers from last 10 years. The accommodation and meals provided at the host family will be basic. You will be getting 3 Meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), traditional but very nutritious. The meals serves at the accommodation are the everyday meals which are eaten by the Indian Families. This is how the program has made to make you feel and Live Like a Local. However if you are not able to adjust with the Indian meals or need more nutrition/protein/special diet in your meals you can arrange by your own from the near by local market. Staying with a host family is a great way to learn about a host country’s culture and customs. There is internet connection facility also available at Host Family. You will have a very good access through computer & by Wi-Fi access. We also arrange transportation facility for volunteers which will everyday pick you to project site and drop to your home when you finish work. You will have everyday auto-rickshaw (tuk-tuk) ride for Transportation.
You will be required to pay extra direct to the host family for Internet Connection (200 INR weekly) and mineral water bottle (20 INR per bottle)
What you will gain from this project
>A memorable working hours with the community for the women development program in India.
>An enormous satisfaction from inside as you worked who have your needs.
>An unforgettable memory by spending time in India.
>Opportunity to learn Indian culture, language and their traditions.
>An entry in your CV as you have worked in under-developed country that will boost your profile in job market.
>Life time member with VWI after completion of your project.
Volunteer Week Detail
Day 1: Today you will arrive in Jaipur. Our VWI staff member will pick you up from your arrival destination & welcome you. After picking you up, we will transfer you to the Host Family accommodation. We will introduce you to the host family members and we will guide you through the accommodation facilities and the things which are near. You will also be introduce about the project, your everyday working schedule, rules and regulation of volunteering, what to do & dont’s. which can be useful to you throughout your trip & guide you to the facilities which a traveler needs in new place.
Day 2 to Working days : You will be transfer to your project site. Your work will covered there every day by Providing Education facilities to women, English Teaching Classes, Health Awareness program, Personality Development for women, Income generating activities & took Computer Education Class. Volunteers’ working days will be for 5 days per week Monday to Friday.
Weekends: The weekends are free for you to relax and enjoy Pinkcity. Every weekend we cover Sightseeing Tour’s of the Beautiful Historical places, Cultural places & programs with our VWI staff team. Volunteers have opportunity to meet with other volunteers also from other projects sites as everybody gets together on these days. However there are several other side trips that you can join which will greatly enhance your experience of Desert Place in Rajasthan, India.
After finishing the Volunteering India program you can choose our Add on Tour package to explore India. Volunteers can join to visit Taj Mahal, Golden Triangle Tour, Wildlife Safari in National Park, New Delhi and more while taking part in it.