Hand in Hand for a Holistic Growth - A budding primary educational project in Kerala, India

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  • Description

    Description

    Come volunteer in a new, energetic Montessori/Waldorf/Holistic school in a village located in Kerala, South India! Its focus is holistic education and the school has a particular focus on ecology. (Kerala is at the forefront of experiencing severe climate change, with ever rising heat and humidity, pollution and smog, and increasingly frequent severe flooding.)

    - Here you will find an open minded staff and management team interested in supporting your volunteer experience in every way possible. Your skills, desires and goals will be integrated into the vision and energy that is already coursing through the school and its community. As a young school, there is a great deal of flexibility and receptivity to outsiders. Our staff and students are warmhearted and friendly and you will feel a part of the community immediately.

    The school sees itself as a knowledge pool where the students and teachers come together to share and grow together in a flat structure. We envision a future education system that promotes cooperation, mutual growth and holistic learning rather than competition and a focus on grades and tests.
    - Learning via real life, outdoors and hands on experience/sensory input.
    -Multiple Intelligence & Integrated Learning approach instead of rote learning/memorization

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be immersed in an authentic south Indian community with almost no foreigners. You will have opportunities to meet and befriend many local people and we will help you feel welcome and a part of things immediately.
    You will have an opportunity to make a big impact on a small school!

    We provide delicious VEGAN South Indian Food and private accommodation.
    We have specially designed Diet for the Institution from a Nutritionist point.
    We promote local farmers by buying fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits from their local shop so minor changes might happen upon availability
    There are occasional field trips around beautiful Kerala.
    We will support you before, during and after the experience.
    We can help you with visa arrangements if you can contact much earlier.
    We are looking for volunteers of any ages and with any backgrounds.
    Certificate provided for volunteers upon Request.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for volunteers for our school to help us with different tasks such as:

    - Art, Music & Yoga in Education (Priority 1)
    - Photography and Short Video Making (Priority 2)
    - Gardening (specifically watering the cultivation), Creative arts, Eco Building, Organic Farming support (Priority 3)
    - Teaching and Education.
    - Marketing and Communication.
    - Community Outreach Initiatives (All ideas
    - Workshops on health, climate change, environment, etc.
    - Graphic Designing - Website Design / Modification, Flyer / Brochure Designing
    - Content Writing, Articles, Blog writing ...

    We really appreciate international perspectives so this is a good place to come and sink your teeth into making a change in the world! Contact us with your own ideas and interests.

    Every Second Saturday's and Sunday's are holiday for the Institution. Some public strikes / protests are also considered as holidays (but will be informed upon situations)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Italian, major Indian languages

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a private house for volunteers within easy walking distance of the school. It is spacious and has its own kitchen, living room, garden, patio, and two bedrooms each with private bath. There is a washing machine and a sheltered inside clothesline. All necessary equipment is provided at the house, you need bring nothing but your own clothing and necessities. We will also be happy to provide you with home hospitality on weekends should you wish.

    Breakfast and lunch are provided every day at school and are freshly cooked by our talented chef! She will do her best to accommodate any dietary restrictions you have. All food at the school is VEGAN and is made with a focus on health, nutrition and balance. Dinner and off days food is on your own and we will be happy to supply you with groceries (within VEGAN Diet) so that you may prepare meals. There are also restaurants within walking distance.

    There is a bicycle at the house for your use and the staff will gladly assist in giving you a ride as needed. A bus stop is located next to the accommodation and India is well served with inexpensive and frequent public transit.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Kerala is a beautiful region and features many interesting attractions such as gorgeous beaches, a tiger reserve, waterfalls, beautiful mountains, coffee, tea and spice plantations, historic backwaters, modern city life, traditional villages, incredible culture, and a unique people famous for 97% literacy rate. There is so much to do and public transport can take you anywhere! We will do our best to help with transportation. The school itself takes periodic field trips.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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