Care for Disabled Children in India with Budget Volunteering

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Various schools and centresMadurai, Tamil Nadu 0000IN

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Assist in a large institution in Madurai that cares for and schools approximately 160 children ranging from babies to the age of 4 or 5. About 130 of these students are provided with residential care; the others are brought to the school each day by their parents.

The children mainly suffer from Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Autism, Epilepsy, Deafness and some of the children are slow learners and dyslexic. The aim of the school is to help the children to study, build confidence and develop essential life skills.

At the Centre you will probably be working in many different areas, so you should be flexible and adaptable. Some of the areas where you'll be able to assist include:

  • Helping with arts and crafts
  • Helping with their hand-eye co-ordination skills
  • Taking part (or watching!) the daily yoga sessions which help the children with their flexibility
  • Helping the children to sew and embroider
  • Getting involved with music and dance classes
  • Helping the children eat or go to the toilet
  • Helping the older children in the garden
  • Assisting in the physiotherapy department
  • Playing with the children; every day at 3pm is playtime and the children all bundle outside for half and hour of fun! Be prepared to be in great demand at this time!!

Minimum Program duration is 2 weeks and up to 24 weeks, mimum age is 17 unless accompanied by an adult. No qualifications necessary, just a love of children.

Program price ranges from $970 for 2 weeks and includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Food (excluding lunch)
  • Meeting you at Buenos Aires Airport
  • Transfer to your accommodation
  • Induction/Orientation
  • Budget for transport to and from your project
  • Full pre-departure support
  • Local in-country team support and backup
  • 24-hr emergency support.

This is a very worthwhile project, working with children with mental, physical or emotional disabilities who are very much in need of love and attention and where your help is greatly appreciated!


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Kids Teens People 55+ Group

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