We are an academy in in Kolkata who provide services for adults to learn the English Language. We have learners of various levels ranging from people who are just learning the alphabets to fluent speakers who are looking for a platform.
There are already local teachers in place and the volunteers would assist the teachers in managing the class as well as developing an inter cultural forum for the students who have never been outside the state or country.
We are planning to open a pre school for young children later in the year and would appreciate help in any form for that. We are currently working on developing the curriculum and marketing.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ One of the four major cities of India
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Working with people from various age groups
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Make a positive impact with an institute that truly cares about the development of students
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Gain Teaching Experience
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Free accommodation & Food
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ For those volunteering for a stipulated amount of time or more will also get a certificate and a letter of recommendation stating they've worked with our organization in whatever department the volunteer participates in
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Assist local teachers with Teaching in the Academy
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Inter cultural Class discussion with our adult classes
*️️️️️️ Assist with marketing (depending on the time of the year)
*️️️️️️Website and Digital marketing (if the volunteers have any ideas)
*️️️️️️ Any help with the pre school would be appreciated
English , Bengali, Hindi
It will be in an apartment in the center of Kolkata. It is very well connected and has various attractions located near the office and apartment. Volunteers will get a private room as well as Indian food three times a day which maybe cooked or bought from restaurants.
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.
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
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Gain teaching experience
*️️️️️️Make a difference by influencing young minds
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Work like a local
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️ If you give us prior notice you can have a certificate stating you've volunteered with Academia
-exchange ideas explore new places and gain an unique perspective
- Have a different experience through the various work given
-- learn project management, organizing skills, team skills and leadership qualities,
-Learn more about History of India
- Live a different and unique lifestyle
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.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week