We need volunteers to help with teaching and marketing activities.
Our family also loves knowing about local cultures, traditions and we'd love to hear tales of your travels. On a personal level, the fantastic cultural exchange has been wonderful and we look forward to a culturally diverse adventure with you.
If you love meeting people and knowing about local lives of everyday citizens in India this is the place for you.
Our work revolves around education and you can witness the impact of education of children, adults and people from all spheres of life you work with.
If you want to make a difference and gain a completely new experience which involves culture, education and the local life this is the place for you.
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*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️We also offer internship programs for interested participants who wish to gain international working experience. You will get a Letter of Recommendation & certificate stating you've worked with Academia. However the minimum duration is a month to qualify for this
We are a start up so these are the approximate help depending on the time of the year you come
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*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ In the classes we encourage sharing information about your country and culture. Most of our students have never been out of the country so it is often a very enriching experience for them.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ We are also expanding to a pre school for children so any help with that would be highly appreciated.
-Gain a perspective in to the Indian way of life
- Participate in Indian Festivals and other occasions even weddings if you are lucky
- Our students come from all spheres of life so you get to personally interact with various indians and learn about their daily lives
- Have a different experience through the various work given
-- learn teaching, organizing skills, team skills and leadership qualities,
-Learn more about History of India as we are quite passionate and my father has quite a lot of knowledge about the subject.
- Make a difference
Please come with an open mind and remember that India is an unique and different country. Therefore expect the unexpected and as I like to say while travelling "Its not good or bad. Its different." The same way there might be many things that might surprise you and it might be very different than your home/native land. It might take a while to get comfortable as India is the kind of country that is an acquired taste.
English , Bengali, Hindi
The accommodation will be a private bed room with Air Conditioning in our house.
We also have a washing machine, stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator which volunteers are welcome to use as well with care
The meals are usually home cooked or take outs and are indian food. However allergies and preferences such as vegetarian and non vegetarian can be told to us in advance and we will arrange the food accordingly. We also purchase groceries and other food items that volunteers can cook whenever they want.
Kolkata is very well connected with taxi cabs, auto rickshaws and even trams (a specialty found only in Kolkata). There are various festivals that occur through out the year.
Located at the Eastern banks of the Hoogly, Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. The city is home to the oldest functioning port in India and is the 3rd most populated metropolitan in India after Mumbai and Delhi. The region came under the Suzerainty of the Nawabs of Bengal under the Mughals and eventually the British who took full control of the city in 1772. The city is also the center of the industrial revolution in India and the birthplace of modern Indian cultural, poetic, artistic and literary movement in between the 19th and the early 20th centuries. The city was also
the capital of India under the British and was the nucleus of the Indian Independence Movement
It is also one of the cheapest place to live with delicious food that can be bought under a dollar.
1. Birla Mandir (5 minutes walking distance from the office)
Built by the renowned Birla family, Birla Mandir is a famous Hindu Temple in Kolkata known for its magnificent architecture. This temple is an epitome of craftsmanship that is a product of amalgamation of traditional, and contemporary art, and is also one of the best places to visit in Kolkata.
Price : Free
2. Mother Teresa House (25 minute walking distance or 10 minute drive)
“Hearts to love and hands to serve,” said Mother Teresa, and to this day people from all around the world visit the Missionaries of Charity to give love with nothing in return but a peaceful mind and a happy heart. The Mother Teresa House is a must-visit for learning the ideologies and taking a closer look at how Mother Teresa lived. Adjacent to the large tomb of Mother Teresa is a museum that displays the sandals and the drape she wore, the bowl she ate in and also consists of a room display of the place where Mother Teresa worked and slept, left in the same state it was when she was alive.
3. St. Paul’s Cathedral
Known for its Gothic style of architecture, St. Paul’s Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Kolkata. Resembling closely to Norwich Cathedral,St Paul’s Cathedral is also one of the best places to visit in Kolkata
Located along the western banks of River Ganga, Botanical Garden is a 273 acre garden known for its extensive floral diversity. Housing more than 12,000 different species of plants, it is one of the most beautiful places to see in Kolkata for travelers who wish to witness the mesmerising beauty of nature.
5. Sunderbans (in the same state West Bengal)
Sunderbans is one of the natural wonders of the world. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sunderbans is a part of the world’s largest delta formed by the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna. It is also the largest Tiger reserve, and national park in India.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
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