Teach, play, sing and talk with 5-21yr olds in Karnataka, India




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    Who we are:
    51ah is a charitable trust run by teachers & professors with the aim of fostering scientific temper and humanism in young people. We are Sneha, Sushma, Jahnavi, Sindhu (Sumangali), Yuga (Balya), Prof. Vivek, Patna Vivek (SFS), Nik (Asanvigyan), Mayoor and Arun to name a few . . . standing on the shoulders of more experienced and accomplished social workers such and Prof Narendra Nayak, Shyamsundar Rao and Dr. Konchady

    What we do:
    We work with youth to prepare them to speak well and clearly. We train them to ask questions, how to find things out for themselves, how to check for fake information and how to use logic, reason and science. You can see the result of our training on our weekly show on Sunday's at 4.30pm Indian Standard Time, organised by the youth and for these youth. Once the youth have spoken, teachers have a dialogue with the children (on the show) to check their logic, reasoning and information sources and if necessary offer suggestions or references to other sources. The aim is to help these children break the cycle of poverty.

    Why we do what we do?
    We were lucky to have good teachers, which is the gift we would like to give back to these young people

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will get a very unique insight into the education, family circumstances, educational standards and future prospects of under-privileged youth. You will get to see how the system works (or doesn't work) for them and what we can do to tilt the balance in their favour.

    Those of you travelling from the west can stop and visit Dubai, where you can stay at Sneha's place in Dubai for a few days too. There are very good flight connections from Dubai to Mangalore etc

  • Help


    Main job:
    To label and organise books in the free library run by the trust. You will also be invited to speak (online) about your travels and experiences on our Sunday show.

    Work days:
    Fri & Sat 10am to 5pm at library (plus invitation to lunch & dinner). . . (= 14 hours)
    Sun 10am to 12noon and 4.30pm to 7.30pm online only, from your accomodation. . . (= 5 hours)

    Free days:

    Some members of our team travel around the region to schools etc to provide books to children and teachers in the region. You may be invited to travel along with them, if you wish, where you will get to meet and interact with local small town teachers / students / officials etc etc. We cover the cost of travel and food on such trips.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Kannada: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Arun's flat in Mangalore - spare bedroom with single 2 beds, balcony, separate toilet. They can use all facilities in the flat including kitchen, washing machine etc. The flat is very basic and simple but clean. You may use the kitchen freely. In addition fridge will be stocked with some basic local food items

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Arun's flat is centrally located, a boon for those wishing to travel about, visiting beaches, important sites within the city. Close by there are mountains, plantations, rivers etc too.

    Transport: 150 meters from the flat - Autorickshaw, bus, Uber. Train station 5km

    It would help if you could write in stating clearly the dates you would like to be here. Please be fairly committed to the dates you provide. Once we agree dates we will reserve that period for you and will turn down any other interests that we receive for those dates.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    9 hours a week (3hrs x 3 days/wk)

Host ref number: 187381525317