The closest translation for “Anganwari” is “Day Care Center” for the Westerners. However the Indian Anganwaris are far more than just a Day Care center. The concept of anganwaris is developed by the Indian Government to provide care to the pregnant women, Lactating mothers and it seeks to provide a package of integrated services focused on children under six. Indian Day care center are usually run in the rural area of the country. The Anganwaris are equipped with minimal resources and are often under-funded, under-staffed, and poorly managed. Hence, the community looses confidence in day care centers, failing to make use of its resources. Mothers and children receiving services are either provided with little or with no attention and care.
A day in the life of a volunteer On working days, volunteers usually get up and have breakfast before leaving for their Volunteer Placements. Our staff will provide transportation to and from your Volunteer Placement if required. You will probably spend about four hours at your Volunteer Placement. Evenings will be filled with opportunities to learn about the local culture and customs, field trips to places of local interest, discussions with experts on local issues and others. Evening meal-times provide another exciting chance to enjoy authentic food provided by host family/our staff cooks. The food is delicious and healthy and takes full advantage of local cooking traditions. The evenings and weekends are free time, to relax or explore the local area. Volunteers often travel to other parts of the country at weekends, and the staff who are all from the local area themselves, are always happy to make recommendations.
The activities you’ll be doing Ensuring attendance of the children placed in the center.
Teach Alphabets, Number counting, Color & Shapes, Tips of getting dressed, animal and Sounds, Manners, Art and other activities children may like.
Create a fun, colorful, “Play Way” environment for the children through games, stories and other creative activities.
Develop the physical health of the children through activities that utilize their bodies in games, etc.
Popular with students and families during summer, winter, and spring breaks. Adventurers and retirees may join programs year-round.
Group Programs: Universities, Schools, Corporate, Youth Groups, Spiritual Organizations Create your own customized Group Volunteer Programs.
Qualification: The only qualification of our volunteers is that you come motivated to help needy people. We happily accommodate singles, couples and groups. If you are comfortable with your level of English, it's probably good enough.
Age Limit: Participants on the program may be minimum 16 years old.
Choose your volunteer program and destination and then fill in the online application. The form will ask you about your personal information, choice of volunteering program, location, duration and others.
You can submit your deposit together with the application (optional) and Sankalp team will precede your application to further.
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