Help with art classes for our children in the Village of Bodhgaya, West Bengal, India



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    Since 2009 we are running a primaryschool in a Village of Bodhgaya/ Bihar in northern India. Bihar is considered as one of the poorest and underdeveloped states of India and acess to good education is rare in the rural areas. Bodhgaya is the place where the historical Buddha "Siddartha Gautama" was enlightened under a Bodhitree. Bodhgaya is a pilgrimage side for many Buddhists from all over the world.
    An NGO was founded after several years of travelling the world. When Michael met his good friend and Chairman of the project,they decited to run a soupkitchen for the poorest families in the surrounding villages. The soupkitchen soon became a primary school with 130 children nowadays. The NGO gets funded by donations mainly from Germany, the US and more european countries.
    In order to become more selfsustainable Michael and Murari have started a Guesthouse in 2012 which is attached to the Ngo.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    -Travellers who stay will get an authentic picture of local village life.
    -You will get amazing cultural access of Bihari culture in the villages that as a tourist wouldn't be accessible.
    - Learn indian cooking with our lovely cook sushma Ji.
    - Experience Bodhgaya the place of Buddhas Enlightment and join a Vipassana meditation course.
    - Learn more about Buddhism. There are many buddhist monasteries from lots of different asian countries that you can visit.
    Meet other travellers that stay at our guesthouse.

  • Help



    We are looking for helpers that would like to do art projects with our students at both Primary schools in Bodhgaya India.
    One of our schools is a primary school for girls in a rural village called Karma.

    The school doesnt have an art teacher and it would be wonderful if we could find a person who wants to be creative with the children there.

    We have plenty of walls that can be painted. Also we appreciate your ideas and creative passion.

    You can realise your own projects and we gratefully let you do it.

    If you need material such as paper, paints, brushes and other things we will happily pay for it.

    The children will be very grateful.

    There is no fixed amount of hours that you have to work. For us it is important that you feel relaxed here and work when you feel comfortable.

    We are looking forward hearing from you


  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Simple single room with a fan and outside bathrooms.
    Food is included and we serve you traditional Indian meals. You are also welcome to learn Indian cooking from our cook.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    2 hours per day

Host ref number: 356688852463