Girls empowerment

Volunteer in Pushkar to empower adolescents girls and women 

Jaipur

Program Location

2 Weeks

Program Duration

300 $

Starting Rupee Cost

Girls Empowerment in Pushkar

Overview

Project length: Minimum of 1 week to maximum of 24 weeks.

Project dates: Year round. Saturdays are preferred for arrivals but you can choose any date.

Arrival airport: Jaipur Airport (JP) and then transfer to Pushkar on Monday.

Accommodation: Local host family and groups in a youth hostel.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Airlines: Jet airways, Spice jet, Etihad, Indigo, Go Air, Air India etc. Check www.skyscanner.in for cheap flights.

Vaccinations: Routine Vac, Hep-A and Typhoid wwwnc.cdc.gov

Project Background

Namaste volunteer is working in collaboration with a girl’s school in Pushkar that is providing free of cost education to local girls from all castes and standards. The school is funded by a foreigner donor from Dominican Republic and she was born in Italy. Currently around 700 girls from poor families are getting education here for free. All the materials, books, bags, lunch boxes, stationery and all other reading material is provided free from this school to them.

Girl’s school sessions;

Summers: July to October: – 8 am to 1:30 pm

Winter: November to May: – 9 am to 2 pm

The school is for girls only and the age range between 03 years to 18 years. We consider this project as women empowerment project. Sometimes the female family members of the girls also get education and empowerment classes from volunteers. The volunteers are requested to bring ideas about the development of these girls through any medium like education, empowerment, vocational training, foreign language, computer teaching and any other ideas that can make them employable or standing on their own feet after completing the education.

We want volunteers bring results in to this project by coming with a plan that can be discussed on e-mails before your arrival. The project is very near and at a walkable distance from the accommodation. Volunteers can come up with a lot of creative ideas to help this nomad community through various methods. If you wish to come-up with something, you can bring books, stationery, games etc.

As a volunteer, your possible duties are as follows:

  • Interaction with the girls and female teachers to understand their knowledge about English and other subjects
  • Assisting the instructor in special activities organized for women like sewing, stitching (Special activity, only limited months)
  • Teaching general math & English
  • Teaching them about culinary hygiene & educating them about women rights
  • Helping the local staff in documentation
  • Computer education
  • Foreign language teaching
  • Art and craft
  • Music and dance activities
  • Indoor and outdoor activities/games
  • Motivation and leadership games and activities
  • Physical training and self-defence
  • Teaching them about preparing Budget for Homes
  • Other activities initiated by the Individual Volunteer

 

You will be working on the projects from Monday to Friday and weekends are free. On weekends you can visit the numerous religious places in Pushkar like Brahma temple, Holy lake, Savitri temple, Aaloo baba temple and the handicraft market of Pushkar. Apart from this you can buy desert camping package to stay in a desert nearby Pushkar. On weekends after visiting Pushkar city, you can explore Ajmer town that is only 30 kilometers from Pushkar. You can buy sightseeing tours of the magnificent cities in Rajastaan like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bundi, Udaipur etc. There’s always something new to discover in Incredible India!

Youth Travel Abroad consists of a dedicated team, whose mission is to empower our youth by providing sustainable projects that bring about real change in local communities. Working in social development enables our youth world-wide to successfully face upcoming challenges in their personal and professional lives. We do not charge for volunteering for these causes. The fee covers services you will receive while working on the projects. The fee is as follows: 

Full Board Services Weekly Fee

If you would like to opt for full board services, provided by Namaste Volunteer, the fee is as follow with the services in the fee are mentioned in the list below.

Application fee: US $99
One time application fee for all Jaipur volunteer program is US $99. The application fee is payable only when we find your application suitable and your skills compatible with the project objectives.

Note: After 12 weeks , every week charge will be USD 150

$ 150

As your application is approved, you will be required to pay the deposit (Application Fee) USD 250 in order to secure your place on orphanage work program.
No extra charges or hidden fees.
  • Pick-up from Jaipur Airport.
  •  Traditional Indian welcome.
  •  A detailed orientation about India, Namaste Volunteer projects, facts about India, and cultural responsibility.
  •  Accommodation in Namaste Volunteer host family in Jaipur.
  • Transfer to Pushkar by bus/train or private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Namaste volunteer hostel/volunteer accommodation.
  •  All meals (authentic Indian meals) breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  •  Project visit with Namaste Volunteer coordinator.
  •  Resource materials for project use.
  •  Weekly market visit to shop for your necessities.
  •  Cultural classes such as Hindi class, Indian dress workshop, Yoga class, cooking class (Depends on availability of the instructor)
  •  Airport drop at Jaipur airport.
  •  Emergency support.
  •  24 X 7 assistance.

The following services and components are not included in the application fee and full board weekly fee;

  • Air fare.
  • Visa.
  • Insurance.
  • Vaccinations.
  • Local transportation.
  • Donation to the project. (Optional donations can be as minimum US$ 10 to US$ 50)
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel expenditure to other locations.
  • All other expenses that are not mentioned in “Full Board services” list above.

Namaste Volunteer provides a clean, hygienic and safe place to stay for our volunteers in project destinations. In Pushkar we have a dedicated volunteer hostel/camp nearby the projects, having a capacity of 24 volunteers at a time. The hostel is located at a central place in the town and nearby to all the religious and touristic places in Pushkar. The hostel has four dormitories girls, boys and mixed genders fully dedicated to our volunteers. All the dorms are equipped with comfortable beds, mattresses, air-conditioners/coolers, and washrooms. The following facilities are available in the house:

  • 04 dormitories for 24 volunteers at a time
  • Big and spacious open dining room
  • Kitchen- Equipped with electronic appliances
  • 08 washrooms
  • Electronic appliances
  • 42 inches FHD television with cable network
  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry (paid)
  • Fans and air-coolers in all rooms
  • Lights and ventilation in all rooms
  • Common garden area
  • A big outdoor area for outdoor games
  • Indoor games (cards, carom, board games, etc.)
  • Easy access to market, vegetable stores and city

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important notes about project;

  1. No special background required.
  2. Open for all age groups.