Volunteering with underprivileged children in Mizoram, India



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    I am sudip (40), like to introduce myself as a Volunteer and social worker hailing from a small remote village called Tuichawng in Mizoram state of India. Mizoram fills with a land of hills and rivers. 91% of state is covered with forest. To eradicate illiteracy and poverty among the Chakma community in mizoram we have established a NGO and by which in 2016 we have established a school for underprivileged indigenous micro-minority chakma children at Tuichawng village in Lunglei District, Mizoram, India,
    The missions feels that, spreading education is one of the most important activities under its developmental interventions. The education program play a greater role in human life and helps in creation of various development opportunities among the tribals and children. Since the Mission is focusing towards working for the tribals and children in the rural areas for their up-liftment. This education program of the mission gets high priority for implementation then any other development programs as it considers the involvements of the nation building process.

    This school has been established for children of families with low income, living in Tuichwng and the school covers 13 minority chakma tribal villages. We have a team of committed staff members with an excellent background and a vast experience in the development field. The founder is a teacher and President of the mission firmly believes that education is the birth right of every child and no child , rich or poor should not be left behind.
    The major focus of the organization being the issues of education for the needy,helpless and destitute indigenous chakma children living in remote rural areas in Mizoram. With over 8% of the total population of Mizoram the Chakmas are the largest minority group and most of the chakmas are still illiterate due to the lack of financial problems.

    Volunteers have to struggle, Adjust and Adapt themselves during their stay with our children.

    The villagers are still backward in educationaly but they have good tradition, culture and practices Buddhist way of life. Chakma people are friendly, welcoming and peace lover.

    Volunteers feels happy to stay and teach the children. Volunteers can also extend their generous support by donating any amounts of funds to develop the school.

    How to reach our school?
    1. From the international airport Delhi to Lengpui Airport, Aizawl, Mizoram via Kolkata. ( transit the flight at Dum Dum airport Kolkata to proceed for Lengpui Airport.
    2. Landing at Lengpui Airport. Take a taxi From Lengpui Airport to Aizawl the capital city of Mizoram about 20 minutes by taxi.( Halt one night in hotel at ZARKAWT and settle the hotel first. (After taking rest in hotel go to immigration office at BUNGKAWN for registration.
    3. Go to Sumo counter at ZARKAWT to buy Sumo ticket for TUICHAWNG where our school is situated.
    4. Next morning at 6:30 am coming to TUICHAWNG is our village where our school is situated. It's around 15 hours journey by Sumo. You will be reaching our village at night. Our team will be waiting for you until you reached at TUICHAWNG.

    Smoking and drinking is strictly prohibited as it's an Educational institution.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    Learn Buddhist culture:
    Volunteers can visit the buddhist temple located in the tuichawng village itself and interact with monks, learn about Buddhist culture and their way of life style.
    Learn weaving handlooms without any machines:
    Chakma womens weave their traditional handloom with only bamboo stick using small threads. You can learn how the clothes are woven with any machines.
    Enjoy and Learn about traditional chakma culture, dance, food and lifestyle. Volunteers can visit the farming lands, learn about their unique jhum agricultural cultivation.
    The life of the chakma people are always laughing and happiness though they are poor and backward.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are in a need of English speaking volunteers to teach various subjects and help our poor chakma students to continue their study.
    The school is from class III to X.
    1. Teach English, Maths and Science subjects.
    2. Teach Basic Computer skills.
    3. Teach Arts and Drawing.
    4. Teach English songs and Dances.
    5. Teach Extra-co-curricular activities.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Bengali (Bangla): Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers can stay in houses of the governing body members. Besides, we have accommodation in our school campus also.
    Meals: We provide meals three times a day. Mostly meals are made up of locally grown produce like organically grown vegetables, bamboo soup, river fish, edible plants from forest. Traditional foods have a unique taste, it was cooked with less massala.
    Besides, the chakma peoples invites you at the special occasions such as marriage and birthday etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Boating: There is a Karnapuli river connected with Bangladesh and people can enjoy boating and sight seeing etc.
    The Tuichawng is located near Indo-Bangladesh Border, can easily enjoy seeing the borders of 2 countries.
    In free time you can visit nearby villages, temples..etc and also can visit Kawmzawl Park, Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary in Lunglei town.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • 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

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  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking Van and Cars are available

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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    This host charges a fee

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    $5 usd per day

Host ref number: 267218473385