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Teaching Computer and IT Skills in Rural Schools, India

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Kenosis Foundation

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Teaching Basic computer & IT skills to rural child
Build IT skills to rural children & Youths

Program Summary:

Number of neighbourhoods in slums and Town have computers available for public use, however very few locals are computer literate, and able to utilize these facilities such as typing, access to internet, and build career skills. As a volunteer on the Computer Training project, you’ll help to teach basic computer skills, providing local children, youths, women and teacher in rural schools with access to the internet and the opportunity to up-skill and improve their future employment prospects.

The volunteer program has volunteer placements located in and around city of Bangalore Town and rural communities. These placements are based approximately 5-10 minutes in a walk-able distance within the campus or 15-20 minutes in the neighbourhood campus.

Volunteer programs begin on the first and third Monday of each month. Volunteers can choose to volunteer for periods ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks.

Goals of the project:

  • Provide free lessons to children and youth and help them improve their Computer and IT skills and English language skills
  • Teach general computer systems and software platforms, by practical experiment of hardware and installing typing and any other software programs.
  • Help children and adolescents to learn typing skills, uses of MS word, and prepare a PPT presentation, career skills and CV and help them to on-going future degree courses
  • Improve the future prospects of some of India’s most impoverished people, and help them to break the poverty cycle

Project Highlights:

  • Help to teach English in local schools
  • Assist with students ranging from 6-12 years-old
  • Teach solo, with supervision or in volunteer pairs
  • Best suited to compassionate and caring volunteers who value to power of education
  • Exchange western culture and learn south Indian culture as you interact with local women and people in the community
  • Volunteer for up to 5 hours per day

Your Schedule at a Glance (Minimum two-week commitment):

  • Day 1, Sunday: Arrive at Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru or connect flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). You will be picked up from the airport and taken to settle in to your accommodations in Goa and meet fellow volunteers.
  • Day 2, Monday: Volunteers will receive an introduction to Goa, complete with visits to a spice plantation and local market.
  • Day 3, Tuesday: Volunteers will be given an introduction to their selected volunteer placement by observing and partaking in a training session.
  • Days 4-6, Wednesday- Friday: Rewarding volunteer work at volunteer placement.
  • Days 7-8, Saturday and Sunday: The weekend is free for volunteers who are extending to spend how they wish.
Remaining Weeks: Remaining weeks will follow the pattern of volunteering Monday-Friday and having weekends free. Departures are on a Saturday.

Important Note: A tourist visa is required to enter India and most volunteers apply online. A visa cannot be obtained for a stay exceeding 180 days. Families must upgrade to private accommodations for an additional fee.

Registration and Program fee:

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee (from US$280) on top of the Program Fee (partially refundable until 60 days before your program start date*). A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Affordable program fees based on weekly basis and starts at $250 for min 1-2 weeks and $ 600 for 1-4 weeks.
  • Local sightseeing /tourism cost extra, which will be approximately starts at $300 for 2-3 days to Bangalore, Mysore and Kerala
  • Apply and reserve your seats before 6 months and get discount of 10-15% on your program fee
  • A group of above 5 participants volunteering at a time, can be availed additional discount of 10% per person.
What it covers in your program fee?
  • 24/7 in-country support, Airport pick-up, Drop off to Airport, Program orientation, Volunteer placement, Accommodation, Meals, Discounts on tours and activities

What extra costs will I have?

  • Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, souvenirs, in-country trips or tours, Transfer back to the airport at conclusion of the program, Spending money - Volunteers in Nepal, generally find US$50 to be sufficient for weekly expenses

Living arrangement:

Accommodations: You will be staying in a shared house 5 kilometers from the city center, in a shared, same-gender room with up to 6 other participants. Each room has a Western-style bathroom with hot water. There are several other facilities which you are also free to use, including a recreation lounge with a satellite TV and fridge, travel desk and mini library. There is also an option to upgrade for an additional fee to a 2-person room with a private toilet (shared with your one roommate), or a private room with a private toilet. Both are subject to availability.

Food: You will be provided with three meals per day on weekdays, and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are mainly vegetarian, although chicken is served from time to time. There are also an array of local restaurants where volunteers may choose to eat.

Internet: WiFi and Internet access are not available at the volunteer center. We recommend bringing an unlocked mobile phone and purchasing a local SIM card when you arrive in Bangalore-India to access and communicate your friends and families 24/7 hours a day. Alternatively, you can access WiFi from local cafes and restaurants in the area.

Laundry:
Volunteers can wash clothes by hand. There are laundry services available for an additional fee.

Application Procedures:

Note all the documents required, only few, which we will ask you to guide to submit.

  • Resume in English, Study certificate (for medical students), Online Application, Phone/Video Interview, In-Person Interview when Feasible, Physical Exam/Health Records, Letters of Reference, and Disciplinary Clearance Form.

Important Note: A tourist visa is required to enter India and most volunteers apply online. A visa cannot be obtained for a stay exceeding 180 days. Families must upgrade to private accommodations for an additional fee.

Arrival and Departure Airport:

  • Direct flight to Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru or connect flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)

Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Application form
  • Police clearance
  • Emergency contact
  • Basic level of English
  • Travel health insurance
  • Visa-volunteer/tourist visa
  • Physically fit certificate
  • Immunizations (please consult your local travel clinic)

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About Kenosis Foundation

Location:

# 18/1, K- 4th Street, A, MG Road, Brigade Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560025, IN

Mission Statement

Our mission is to encourage young people to volunteer for worthwhile work in developing countries. We expect that doing this kind of voluntary work will in time become the norm. As more and more people join us, we aim to create a multi-national community with a passion to serve, to learn, to understand, to teach, to inspire, and to be inspired.

Description

Kenosis Foundation (KF) is a not-for-profit voluntary organization, registered (Reg # 166/2013-2014) on 29th June 2013, under Sec.7 of the Indian Trusts Act 1882. We focus on rural areas and support women and the children of widows, single moms, abuse victims, victims of physical harassment, and disadvantaged, underprivileged and the economically weaker sections of society. Our head office is located in the city of Bangalore, Karnataka State, India.

We identify poorest of the poor rural villages and work for causes ranging from child welfare, health and education, economic empowerment for women, creating employment opportunities for dropout and underprivileged youths, health and hygiene in communities and schools, After School Programs, Women Self Help Groups (SHG’s), Teach English and Computer, Bio-organiz forming, Animal healthcare, Solidwaste management, building and renovation of beneficiaries homes and schools, youth vocational skill training, organize campaign and training, summer and health camps, life skills education in rural villages and schools, Renovation of beneficiaries house and construction of toilet, women's empowerment and empowering women to start self business and income generating (IGP) activities. Kenosis is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty in rural India.

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Kenosis Foundation (KF), # 18/1, K- 4th Street,Ashoknagar Brigade Road,Bangalore, Karnataka State 560025India

(12.96622,77.6068)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Completely flexible dates from Monday to Friday and weekends are left free to explore local sightseeing.
  • Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

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