Project Name : Women and Youth Empowerment Projects in India
Project Locations : Bangalore City, Karnataka State
Requirements : Age 18+
Project activities / Role : Working alongside small loan and business development projects at a
grassroots level to help local entrepreneurs get their businesses started. Teaching English and basic maths, vocational training sessions, promoting women’s rights, health and capacity building, counselling etc.
Working Hours : Monday – Friday
Project Availability : Round the year. For more details contact us
Accommodation : Host families, Shared volunteer accommodation
Duration : Of 2 weeks to 12 weeks
Start Dates : Flexible
Arrival Days : Flexible (If convenient on Monday)
Description of Projects
The Women and Youth Empowerment Program aims to assist deprived women to improve their self–confidence by helping them improve their literacy and IT skills. Living in a male-dominated society, some women in India are illiterate and lack the opportunities to develop this (and other) fundamental skills. Our volunteers work with disadvantaged women in a number of countries to educate, assist and help them lead their lives with dignity in a male-dominated society. Volunteers are needed to help give women in local communities a sense of self-worth and empowerment.
Volunteer duties will depend on the exact project that you will be assisting with, but focus on underprivileged women, and youth who are in need of extra support. The women and girls perform their duties and chores in the morning and are able to participate in project activities in the afternoons. You will combine your afternoon women’s empowerment placement with child care, medical assistance or teaching in the morning, depending on your skills and preferences. You will be expected to attend a weekly volunteer meeting and to update project documents. The minimum required commitment time for the program is 4 weeks.
As a volunteer, your activities will vary depending on your skills and the needs of the project that you are based at your particular time of volunteering. You must be culturally sensitive. Duties will be fully assigned to you when you arrive on the project. If you have a particular area of interest or skills, please do make this known on your application form to us, and we will try to place you within this area if possible.
For additional information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How many volunteers are needed: 15
Listed at: 08-09-2015
Last updated at: 15-01-2017