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Hello, we are a small group of enthusiasts from the Education and Technology domain who have joined hands to transform the obsolete education landscape of India; One Kid at a Time.
My family background is in Education and we have been delivering education in our small town, Faizabad (U.P.) for the last 35 yrs. Though I am a Technologist by education, we decided that it was time that we made a difference ourselves.
We figured that there is no better place to start than the Early Childhood years. We have recently opened our first Early Childhood Learning Center and this is where this opportunity comes into play. This Center is in the suburb of Delhi called Indirapuram. The reason why we decided to start in Delhi and not in our small town of Faizabad, is that here the parents are more aware and are open to trying something new than the prevalent practices.
There are other core members in our team, they are all easy going and fun to be around.
Hope this gives you a general idea about us :)
Types of help and learning opportunitiesBabysitting and creative playLanguage practiceArt ProjectsHelp with Computers/ InternetTeaching
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Of course Cultural exchange is a two way street. The traveller will get an in-depth knowledge and experience into the cultural aspect of life in this part of the country, but also learn about the psyche of the people here.
As you will be a part of the school, the traveler will have the opportunity to be hoisted also by the families of the kids. This will give them an amazing opportunity to see how people from different religion and cultural backgrounds live.
Keeping Delhi as the central point, there are great travel opportunities to explore over the weekend or during off times.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
To build a generation of kids who are global in their approach towards life and understanding of the world around them, exposure to different cultures and people become essential. This is the reason why, we as an education provider, decided to enroll at workaway.
You will be working, mostly, in partnership with the appointed teacher/ care giver. This way they also learn of your methods and ways. Sometimes though, it is possible, that you may be leading some of the classes or kids, but this will be only in the case the main teacher is absent.
We are looking for volunteers to come and help in the following areas of the playway:
1. If you are an experienced Kindergarten & Preschool Educator, we would love for you to come in and share your best practices with us. This will help us adopt the best practices and increase our exposure to what is happening in the world.
2. A very important program that we would really like to work on is to look at Academic Innovation in the Pedagogy space and see how can we update our Curriculum to increase the quality of delivery and retention of material in the classroom.
3. Arts & Music
4. Art Projects
5. English language training
6. Basic Computer Skills training for the staff members
7. Introduction to tools like MS Office; Excel, Powerpoint, Word etc
8. Sports and Yoga for kids
Bottom line, if you are an educator in the Kindergarten and the Preschool space and are passionate about kids, we would love to host you and learn from you and your experiences.
You will be staying either with us or with members of our organization, we are a small group, so you will be in safe hands and comfortable.
Our aim is to provide you with a personal space, this will give you privacy. Fooding will be taken care of by the host. Hope you have had some experience with Indian food. Home cooked food is very different than what you get in the restaurants, so be ready for a gastronomic journey :)
Travelers also have the opportunity, from time to time, to accept invitations from the families of the children, to stay with them for a weekend or to go on an outing with them.
What else ...
Delhi and surroundings have amazing travel destinations. Being the capital flights and trains are in abundance.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week