we are a fast growing international NGO.
We work in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, India, and since 2013 we are creating long lasting change in the lives of India's rural poor.
Our vision is simple: to redress the balance.
We facilitate the development process on the village level. Our aim is to ensure that through collective efforts and efficient planning, social interventions are organised by the most appropriate partners, that resources are owned by the residents who benefit from them, and that improvements are sustainable and replicable.
We run a wide variety of projects in the field of solar energy, education, WASH, social tourism, women’s empowerment and much more and all our work is developed with and for the community.
Help with Computers / internet
We offer insight and experience into social entrepreneurship and development work in a challenging area and the possibility to help us design our mission. The time spent with us will be transformative and highly educational.
We are looking for an onside volunteer to help us with our projects.
We primarily need a teacher for the following subjects:
Soft & social skills
Art & music (according to the volunteer's talents)
Sport (according to the volunteer's talents)
Filming & video editing (according to the volunteer's talents)
Additional tasks are decided depending on applicant's skills and interests. They can include:
Administration of the educational projects
Develop and assist with the educational projects
We offer a shared accommodation in our Community Centre, that is located in the village of Tirmasahun (Kushinagar District, Eastern UP) and it is the heart of all our projects.
The traveller will share a double room with one of our team members or volunteers.
Our modern facilities include a shared toilet, a kitchen, several bedrooms, 2 classrooms for our education projects, a common space and a beautiful garden.
Safe, clean water is always available on site as well as 24/7 solar energy and wifi.
Laundry service is included and we have a live-in professional cook and cleaner.
Our volunteer will live with around 5/6 Indian and European team members and volunteers.
Our cook prepares 3 meals per day.
Breakfast can include chai, seasonal fruit,cookies, omelettes or prathas (Indian flat bread filled with onions or potatoes)
Lunch and dinner can include seasonal vegetables, legumes (lentils, beans or chickpeas), eggs, chicken, paneer (Indian cheese), accompanied by salad, chapatti (Indian flat bread) and rice.
Chai and snacks are always available over the day.
We welcome volunteers for a minimum of 3 months stay (preferably 6 months).
We are 30 minutes away from the Buddhism pilgrimage location of Kushinagar. Lucknow and Varanasi can be reached by train or bus over a long weekend and from the airport of Gorakhpur (1,5 hrs away from us) there are direct flights to Delhi and Kolkata.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week