Volunteer Women Empowerment India
Project Fact File
Project Duration: Minimum 1 week stay up to 4 months.
Project Fees: From $150 for 1 week and $150 for each week thereafter. 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. Gangaur festival 2-3 Apr 2014, Teej Festival 30-31 July 2014, Sister’s Festival 10 Aug 2014, Dusshera Festival 4 Oct 2014, Diwali Festival of Lights 23 Oct 2014, Pushkar Camel Fair 2-6 Nov 2014.
Project Activities: English Teaching Classes, Health Awareness program, Personality Development for women, Income generating activities & Computer Education Class.
Working Hours: Monday to Friday 4-5 hours per day.
What is included: Arrival pickup from Jaipur, Program relevant materials, Accommodation, Meal, Transportation, Visit to local area, Weekend Sightseeing’s and 24 hours of admin support.
What is not included: Visa, Flights, Internet, Telephone Calls, 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.
VWI offers you to Volunteer for the Women Empowerment Program in India. Your Volunteer work will be involved educate and training program to generate income source for the women which lives in rural areas, slums, villages and the one’s which comes from BPL ( Below Poverty Line ) families. Women Empowerment in India is still a distant dream. India is becoming economically and technologically strong day by day but women in India are still far away from true emancipation. It’s an old saying that goes like this: you can tell the condition of the nation by looking at the status of women. Women in India are still suffering discrimination and injustice in all stages of their life. According to Mahatma Gandhi, if you educate the man, you educate individual, but if you educate a woman you educate an entire family. 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. This project was created to offer an income-generative source for women. Along with this, we also offer 1 to 1 and group counseling with all the women in our center.
Work for Volunteers
Working towards women empowerment enables you to support women in their pursuit of healthy and sustainable livelihoods. Women’s groups provide a forum for issues such as family health, women’s rights, and access to resources, income generation, and other challenges women face in their daily lives. Volunteers have the opportunity to exchange ideas, collaborate in ongoing projects. Being a Volunteer in India you can Support Women in many other ways, depending on your skills and interests and the needs of the local community.
Recently we have brought changes to our Women Empowerment Project. We have mixed the women empowerment program with the work with children of rural areas in Jaipur. So the volunteers have the opportunity to work with both women and children in 1 project.
We run both of these projects in the rural area in Jaipur. We are running a center where we offer education and training program to women and children. Everyday there are around 80 women and 60 children who come in our center to get educated.
You will be 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 invites all Interested National & International volunteers to be a part of our Women Empowerment Program. Come with expertise and help women learn or come with no expertise and learn together. Your small effort can make a big difference to life of 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. Your steps will work slowly but SURELY! Read Our –Volunteers Stories & Reviews about the Program.
Skills Required for Program
There is no specific skill requirement to join the volunteering program. But volunteers who love and are passionate about helping people who 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. You will live in a lovely house which is nearby Water Palace and Nahargarh Fort. The house is typical Indian style which is also very close to the Famous Govind Devji Temple. If you go on the terrace you can see beautiful view of Jaipur which is covered by Forts on Mountains. There are 5 family members lived in the Host family. Volunteers have rooms on the first floor which can be shared by the other volunteers in our other projects. You will be sharing your room with the same gender. Our host families are carefully screened and selected based on VWI requirements. 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. 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.
What you will gain from this project
>A memorable working hours with the community for the development of women 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.