We run a preschool for little kids in Ahmednagar in Maharashtra. Its a vibrant buzzing place with about 450 children in classes from pre nursery to kindergarten. The kids are aged between 2-5 years. It is a lot of kids but has an atmosphere of a little community where the teachers and children come together as a community. The school believes in a philosophy of teaching children academics to prepare them for their future schooling through some serious reading and writing learning and also a lot of different extra curricular activities to help and nurture them and be wholesome and happy little people in their own right.
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
We are looking for volunteers who can teach our kids art or music and drama or any other creative projects suitable to their tender age (2-5 years). We would also like you interact with our teachers and help expand their horizons through mutual cultural exchange and learning.
Ideally we would like volunteers to stay for 2-4 weeks at least and volunteer 10 hours a week at the school. Maximum number of volunteers at a time - 2
We live right next to school and you would have a room in the house, with food. You can also use the kitchen to cook if you like. If we have 2 volunteers we would expect you to share a room whenever we have family visiting. Otherwise we have two separate rooms that our volunteers can have.
If you are looking to experience India beyond its cities and tourist attractions then you will enjoy being in Ahmednagar and staying with us.
You will have plenty of free time and can explore areas in and around Ahmednagar, especially during the weekends. There are places of historical interest, spiritual interest and also NGOs doing some excellent work which may be of interest to you. On the weekend you can also go to Aurangabad, Ajanta, Ellora, Shirdi, Ralegaon Siddhi or to the Meher Baba ashram close by.
You can also join our small but vibrant community of friends who meet often to enjoy many activities together. We are a welcoming lot :)
We are a little distance away from the centre of town and have our own transport to get around. You can hitch a ride when we are going out or use our bicycle to get around on your own. There are also autorickshaws and buses that you can use to go into town or to a place of interest.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
2 hours a day, 5 days a week