Help out teaching English in a hostel to house young people in Palitana in Gujarat State of India



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    We have a hostel that attracts Jain boys from surrounding towns who come to the Hostel and nearby school to study. They are taught English as a subject but their English is very weak. Help us improve the English of the boys at the Hostel. The kids are very enthusiastic and hard working and they will surely leave a positive mark in you.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

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    The organization is a hostel for boys upto 12th grade. There is a computer center which the kids use. But they are very weak in English. The kids are hard working and can thrive with the help from English speaking natives. We are looking for someone who can give them practice in reading/writing/talking English so that they get better in the language. If you know a little bit of Hindi or Gujrati then that is a big plus so that it is easy to communicate. The kids are taught English in school as one subject but still they find it difficult to understand it. Our goal is to give them as much exposure so that they improve. Workaway is ideal for this as the facility has very good accommodation and the food there is the best in basic vegetarian Indian food. Ideally we are looking for someone who can spend a week or more with the kids, get to know them and make a little influence in their language skills. It is at a place called Palitana in Gujarat State of India. The place is a mecca for Jain's and there is a mountain there which Jain's from all over come to climb. Palitana as a whole town is vegetarian and meat is banned in the city.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Ideally Hindi or Gujrati

  • Accommodation


    Private Room with Bathroom. Food is supplied with the kids in the cafetaria.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The rickshaws are readily available to take you anywhere. The market is walking distance with water and groceries available right opposite. There are numerous Jain temples around the whole town as it is a very religious town. We have had two volunteers from US spend their summer months here and they have enjoyed the experience. You will love the kids and their enthusiasm, I guarantee that.

  • 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

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

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