*️️️️*️️️️We are also open to hosting people from Bath, UK for around 12 days, as we will be visiting Bath in September 2019.*️️️️*️️️️
We run an self-directed education school that focuses on creating an environment of learning for children ages 3 to 9. Our children are involved in activities all through the day like clay work, cooking, painting , handwork etc.
- Our Kindergarten environment is inspired by the Waldorf - Steiner system of education.
- For children ages 6+ we follow a open and self-directed learning environment that incorporates aspects of Democractic system/Sudbury valley/ Agile Learning Center & Steiner approach.
We want volunteers to take up specific projects of your interest when you volunteer here. Some of the past projects were
- building a tree house
- setting up a sensory walkway
- theatre Improvisation & games for adults
- making bag holders
You will be hosted at our home, we are a family of 5, we have three children - two daughters 7 and 2yo, and a son, 5yo.
Babysitting / child care
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
You will learn about the local culture when you stay with us . You will be part of the routine at the Kindergarten/Learning community.You will also get a chance to see and maybe harvest some of the fruits and vegetables. We also do local farm visits/local outings every month, if trip happens during your visit, you can join us for visit.
While staying with our family, you'll also get a chance to join us on our local outings, temples, eat local food etc.
To help out with the school, we've found it to be important for you to have some alternative education background (homeschooling, unschooling, Sudbury, waldorf etc). That was you'll be able to better integrate and support what we're doing.
We would love to host a Waldorf/Steiner teachers, or Sudbury/Democratic schooling facilitators for the obvious reasons :)
We love to host people with skills such as pottery, carpentry, handwork (knitting, crochet, sewing etc), arts, painting, musical instruments and so on. We always have small projects to be done around the school(small stools, small gates etc)
We love to host people who've started or is running an alternative schools, to share experiences and so forth.
We're open to hosting chiropractors as there are none in Kochi :)
English , Malayalam , Bahasa Indonesia
You will be staying with our family in our guest room. The room has private shower, and a bunk bed (queen and single size)
There a lot to see in and around our area including beaches, churches, local shopping streets and much more.
Close by is the biggest shopping mall in India (Lulu Mall) which might be interesting to see. Fort Kochi is also a nice place to go to for the day which is accessible by local transport. Volunteers might also want to go to Alleppy for the quintessential Kerala houseboat ride experience, which is only 1,5 hours away by bus.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week