humanitarian
india
intermediate English
From 2 to 12 weeks
16 years old
Renovation of schools in India

Renovation of schools in India

In India, construction projects are tailored for groups of 8 people or more as part of a humanitarian construction trip. The local NGO organizes projects that the group can undertake from start to finish, involving team-based initiatives that can span between 4 and 16-20 weeks, depending on the duration of the internship and mission.

Construction Volunteer Program: Tasks

For individuals or groups, the focus will primarily be on renovating schools or carrying out small beautification tasks such as painting and gardening within the local communities in the Kochi region of South India. This humanitarian mission in India offers a cultural immersion experience while participating in sustainable development projects. It is also possible to combine the educational project with the construction project in India.

For engineering or construction-related students in fields such as architecture, design, and other construction sectors, you can visit the Realstep website for specialized internships on major construction sites.

School Renovation Mission

This project aims to improve classroom facilities to meet basic health and safety standards and enhance the overall appearance of the school. With your involvement, rustic buildings can be transformed into pleasant and conducive learning environments. Tasks may include repairing ceilings, floors, roofs, windows, and doors, as well as painting funny and educational murals. During your free time, you can also engage in the school community by teaching English, conducting hygiene sessions, or organizing sports activities.

Activities and Weekends During your Volunteer Program in India

Your weekends will be filled with memorable moments, allowing you to explore the surroundings of Cochin. You can discover Fort Cochin, renowned for its cultural heritage. Enjoy a relaxing backwater cruise, witness elephants bathing, visit waterfalls, take Indian cooking classes, and experience traditional Kathakali dance performances.

Other tourist suggestions include:

– Enjoying the beaches in Goa.

– Surfing on the beaches of Kovalam or Varkala.

– Embarking on an adventure in Munnar, such as cycling on the beach, kayaking in the backwaters, or trekking.

– Visiting the backwaters, a natural treasure of Kerala.

– Indulging in an Ayurvedic massage.

If you’re seeking another NGO mission in Asia as part of a humanitarian construction trip, you can explore our educational program in Sri Lanka.


Construction Volunteer Trip to South India

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included

Airport transfers
Orientation session
Safe and clean Accommodation
Breakfasts, lunches, dinners (except Sunday evening)
Training by supervisors
Equipment and materials
24-hour on-site assistance
Wifi in the common areas of the house

Not included

Flight tickets
Travel and repatriation insurance
Visa
Personal expenses
Extra activities
Airport taxes
Sunday evening dinners
Local transportation

Dates and prices

Arrivals every Sunday

Duration in weeks
Registration fees
2 weeks
1250 €
3 weeks
1390 €
4 weeks
1575 €
6 weeks
2190 €
8 weeks
2790 €
10 weeks
3190 €
12 weeks
3550 €

A supplement of €200 applies to participants under 18. For further information, please visit the youth area.

ONCE ON SITE

Your Accommodation

Volunteers are accommodated in the volunteer house in shared rooms with a maximum of 4 volunteers. The windows are equipped with mosquito nets. The house has European-style toilets, cold water showers, and Wi-Fi in common areas. Coffee, tea, and fresh water are available throughout the day, and the kitchen also has a refrigerator for volunteers. A large balcony and a rooftop are also available for students and volunteers. The NGO office is located on the ground floor of the house and is open from 8 am to 5 pm every day.

Private rooms are available at an additional cost of $25 per night.

Additional Information

Meals

Three meals are provided per day, except for Sunday evening dinner.

South Indian food is tasty and diverse, and volunteers can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and local meals during their stay.

Breakfast is different every day and will either be an Indian breakfast or, on some days, include eggs, bread, fruits, tea, and coffee. Lunch and dinner consist of local curry-based dishes with coconut, rice, roti, or chapatti.

Meals are generally vegetarian and include potatoes, okra, brinjal, squash, carrots, beets, and various legumes and lentils. If you have dietary requirements, please inform us in advance so that the NGO can make necessary arrangements on-site.

If you wish to have Western meals, you can easily find them at cafes and restaurants in the neighborhood.

Donations

If you would like to bring something, we kindly request you to bring the following items that can help our projects:

  • Storybooks
  • English learning activity books
  • toys
  • Blu Tac
  • funky art materials
  • stickers, colors
  • puppets
  • educational games
  • flashcards
  • used laptops and iPads
English and grammar books are always highly appreciated.

We also ask you to bring your laptops or iPads as you can use them to plan your lessons.

Requirements to Participate

– Minimum age of 16 years.

– Basic level of English (understanding instructions, being able to communicate).


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