Volunteer in Pushkar to empower adolescents girls and women
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
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.
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.
The following services and components are not included in the application fee and full board weekly fee;
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: