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Come and help at village school for Indigenious students in northeastern state of Tripura, India

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  • Last activity: 21 mai 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello Workawayers / Volunteers,

    We are an educational institution providing education to the children belonging to the indigenous people coming from lower income families in rural area of the Northeastern state of Tripura, India. the school was established in 1974 .
    The school was established in order to provide English education to the indigenous people of Tripura. It is a residential school with 210 intake capacity both boys and girls. The school is located on the Baramura Hill Range and covered with bamboos and trees.
    Our school/projects provide an opportunity for young people to experience a lifestyle based around the simple philosophy of doing rather than talking and fixing rather than complaining. As a volunteer here you can assist the students in their daily activities or help with the projects that the school has initiated like a fishery project, rubber plantation, organic vegetable gardening, horticulture, construction, etc. This will also give an opportunity to learn the traditions and culture of the locals. On weekends get the chance to trek in the forest and camping.

    The school's owner and founder, Late Mr. Dulal Hrangkhawl has lived in this area for most of his life. He was a visionary man and social minded person. After his demise his children are carrying his legacy. Over time he has watched children grow up with little or no English, and therefore, poor job prospects. he wanted to change this and offer the children of village a better future. Hence, on 1st February 1974 under the banner of TTLIPE , Mr. Dulal Hrangkhawl opened the School, built a house for the volunteers, and started lessons for underprivileged children from surrounding villages.


    How to reach us :

    Our Main address is our school address.
    The school is in Tripura, India about 54km drive from Agartala Airport .
    Nearest Train Station is Teliamura – 14 km:
    Direct train service from New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore and Deoghar.


    Places Nearby :
    Shillong, Meghalaya is - 464 Km drive from our place .
    Aizawl, Mizoram- Overnight bus (weekend plan ) 336.7 km
    Bangladesh - Tripura share International border with Bangladesh.
    There are many beautiful places nearby so if you got time we got plans.
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    See you soon...
    Respectfully 🙏🏻

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Bénévolat
    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Enseignement
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Accueil / tourisme
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This will give an opportunity to learn the traditions and culture of the indigenous Hrangkhawl people and other indigenous groups living in close proximity to the school. The travellers can learn also the traditional healing methods employed by the villagers. Get the chance to trek in the forest, learn about the traditional jhum cultivation and camping. It also include cultural activities in school and interaction with local people.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    As a volunteer here you can assist the students and teachers in their daily activities or help with the projects that the school has initiated like a fishery project, rubber plantation, organic vegetable gardening, horticulture, construction, etc. We are open to new ideas and methods of teaching - learning.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I want to learn Russian , Spanish, French and Portuguese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We arrange accommodation for our volunteers either in the warden's quarter at the school premise or in host family closeby. Our main address is our school address Volunteers will stay there just as a member of the family and experience indigenous Hrangkhawl way of living. Volunteer will have their sharing base room with basic facilities also we have space for camping . Food and kitchen will be provided by us (minimum of 3 meals a day ) you will be free to help yourself to anything in the kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We will be enormously grateful if volunteers could bring some teaching materials (pencils, sharpener, erasers, colors, copies, etc), stories books with a lot of illustrations, clothes, toys OR whatever they think will be useful.
    At their time off, volunteers can explore the villages and go for sightseeing. Members of the Host family can show them around and guide if they are interested to explore the other indigenous peoples and their traditions. Therefore, the transportation charge (taxi or bus) should be bear by the volunteers themselves.


    CONTACT US:

    Please write and let us know what date you would like to come to our School and the amount of time ( weeks, months) you would like to stay with us. Please note that there is a probationary period of 1 month for all volunteers wishing to stay for 8 weeks or more.

    PRACTICAL STUFF:
    Please remember this is a educational institution and a close knit family environment - so please, no drugs, smoking or excessive alcohol in and around the campus.


    Donate. Please consider making a cash donation. However small, it will have a big impact on the lives of these children.

    Spread the word - like and share our social media page - Zion Hill school leave good feedback for us, and tell your friends and other volunteers about the work we do!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 525318484328

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