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SMILE LMTV03 INDIA Madhyamgram Teaching / Social 01/09/2019 31/12/2019

Street Girls Empowerment Project (SMILE LMTV03) :-

Location:- Madhyamgram
Work type: Teaching spoken English,beautician training ,art and craft training, Self
defense etc.

work:-
Target Group for these camps:- Helping girls from the underprivileged community( mostly
refugees) of India to get basic education,vocational and hygienic training etc. Daily more
than 200+ families receiving support at our different centres around.
Project Back ground :- India having uncountable numbers of street and slum dwellers .
There are thousands of poor refugees coming every year from nearby countries and from
different small towns and villages to the big cities and most of these families are living in a
very poorly condition at slums or on street corners like insects. Often these families bring
their children to help them in begging ,household work ,rag picking activities, even some girls
been forcibly thrown to the dark life of prostitution. So it is really a shame of the so called
civilised societies. We have got our few projects for these unfortunate street girls to train them
and bring confidence in them at our
different locations of big cities.
Now there are opportunities
available to help and support these
unfortunate girls of the street in
and around Kolkata (ccu) city.our
target to bring smile on ever girls
too. .Kolkata ,the city of joy was
known before as Calcutta since the
colonial time. This ancient city was
used to be the capital of British
colonial period. This city has full of
heart ,people are basically belongs
to the middle class . There are also rich and poor people all around . City Kolkata is know for
its busy traffic ,huge population ,warm welcome and poverty around the street corners! It is a
great place to visit for every tourist coming to India.
Work & Activities :- Volunteer would use different way of informal educational teaching
technique to present a unique and attractive way of education programs for these girls. .
There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day
lesson plan of action . For girls informal vocational training and basic English speaking
teaching would be helpful . Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities
like food distribution, organising drama,cultural exchange, for these girls. Project would be run
under the supervision of experienced local project coordinator. Saturday and Sunday would
be free days when volunteers can take rest or tour around the city or near by places.SMILE
society always tries to give international volunteers a big scope to know about the local
communities and understand the family environment. Smile Society (ngo) had started their
activities since 2003 !

Example Daily Schedule: Wake up early morning: 6 am
Breakfast: 6:30 am ( self service)
Work : 3-4 hours during week days,Exact work schedule would be delivered
with infosheet.

late afternoon:3:30pm - 6 pm workshop
Lession preparation :6-7 pm
Dinner : 7 :30pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing )
After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the
accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends.
9:30 bed time

** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by
the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local
members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to
participate and contribute **

 Intercultural & Language Exchange Project (SMILE LMTV04)

Living cost for MLTV projects :- Euro 350/head for first month & Every extra month there
after Euro 250/head/month

Cost includes:- 3 times tasty home made local food, shared dorm room at local host
family,public transportation (train/bus ) to and fro Project if required ,Airport transfer on arrival
and departure between 8 am- 6 pm, drinking mineral water , orientation, Limited 24/7 wifi
connectivity , training if required( Mon-Fri) , Pre departure orientation , emergency support
,local language training, Project Supervisor support.
 Cost excluded :- Flight ticket, visa,medical cost, if any personal cost ,weekends trip,special
trip at the end of the camp ,gift,any special food / drinks, insurances, vaccination.
Starting Date:- Anytime of the year.
Accommodation and food :-
Accommodation: Dormitory basis as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor
with mattress, 2-4 volunteers in one room, bigger group living also possible Subject to
availability ) shared accommodation
(normally male & female separate
room),Common toilet, electricity, Limited
Wifi access in house available. You will get
accommodation from 8 am of the first day till
6 pm on the last day of your project.We are
unable to provide you any accommodation
before or after these dates. Please arrange
your own accommodation in case of early
arrival or late departure .You are
requested to meet our representative at
the meeting place on exact time given
above. If you arrive early then you can
have your stay in any of the different hotels
available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are
requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then

you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our
representative as per appointment. Volunteers are not allowed to spend night outside of their
accommodation during their full project duration due to safety and security policy.
Food: You will get 3 times local food from host family. Please do not expect air conditioned
room, hot water for shower and special food items as per your desire during your term. You are
requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

location & leisure :-
INDIA is an amazing country with diverse culture and tradition .Interesting people ! Explore
the country with exciting diversity .Kolkata ,the city of joy was known before as Calcutta
since the colonial time. This ancient city was used to be the capital of British colonial period.
This city has full of heart ,people are basically belongs to the middle and lower middle class .
There are also rich and poor people all around . City Kolkata is known for its busy traffic
,huge population ,warm weather and poverty around the street corners! It is a great place to
visit for every tourist coming to India. Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical
value ) is well connected with many famous and attractive tourist places during weekends ...

organised Package trip at the end of the project can be organised by
professionals......

* weekends exciting Cultural city ( kolkata ) and around trip can also be
organised against extra cost Euro80/head for weekends (8am-4pm).

**Kolkata is one of the 4 biggest city in India and it is connected with
every part of the country. You can fly almost any part of the country with
in 2-2:30 hrs. So traveling around could try is very easy from Kolkata.

Requirements:
*Passport copy
*VISA copy
*Photograph( recent colour copy)
*Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years.
*Living cost as per duration applied..
*Volunteers should not have any criminal record.
What to bring: You can follow traditional packing lists, but here are several items that would be
particularly helpful for this volunteer experience:

A bed sheet
Vaccination as per local embassy /hospital
malaria medication
flashlight
umbrella
mosquito repellent with DEET
sunscreen

alarm clock OR watch with alarm clock
journal
sleeping bag
Any games or craft items like Origami would be great for the kids
Rain coat
Snacks from your country for kids and host family
Music/ dress / special souvenir from your country
Medicine and first aid supplies for emergency personal use

Clothing: - fibrous (ex: linen or cotton or anything that is COOL and dries fast in natural sun)
- for women, bring conservative clothing that covers the
shoulders (ex: shirts with capped sleeves) NO shorts, bikinis,
sleeveless clothes outside your own bed room (strictly). Indian cloth
like salwar,sarees would a perfect choice for girls during their stay at
SMILE.
sandals
head covering (bandanas, hat)
towel that dries FAST.
Toilet paper, soap, shampoo, mosquito net.

Laundry and water: you can use water for washing once in a day .Drinking water and wifi (limited
are available in house. Please cooperate with the local members.
Medical : All volunteers are requested to look after their own medical expenses and other personal
expenses(transportation, medical cost, medicine cost, communicational cost, gift, toilet papers,
laundry, drinks or anything that are not mentioned in the living cost section will be volunteers’ own
responsibility) . Volunteers are also requested to carry your own medical and travel insurances.
Water: Please do not waste water / electricity.
Hospitals: There are many good hospitals available near center kolkata ie: Woodlands [24567075-
89]; Bell vue Nursing Home[Ph: 2472321].
Tourist Information centre: 22289898.
Railway Booking centre: Foreigner Reservation Counter at Fairlie place near BBD Bag,very near from
Esplanade area,Ph: 22206811 ;

Airport : Netaji Suvash Chandra International Airport ,Kolkata[ 8 km away from SMILE office and
your accommodation].
Weekend Trip: There are many weekend trips organized (against extra cost) by our travel partners.
For more details please contact your camp In charge Ms. Kamala.
Head Office location: It is located at Madhyamgram ,which is around 20 k.m away from the centre
kolkata but just 8 km away from the Airport.
Accommodation : Madhyamgram ( 20 km away from center kolkata).
Nearest Rail Station: Madhyamgram
Nearest Bus stand: Madhyamgram
Nearest Market : Just 1.5 km away from the accommodation. There are some western type of
markets also available ie: A.C Market, Forum, city centre , New Market around Esplanade and park
street etc.
Tourist places: Museum, Victoria Memorial Hall, Kali ghat [ Goddess kali temple],Maidan,
Howrah Bridge, Ganges River[ Most pious river among Hindus] etc.

Internet & Phone : There are many internet café and phone booth at city centre..
Introduction: When you are volunteering with SMILE, you are joining a family of fellow volunteers
and NGO staff. Everyone is considered equal, and we are all committed to helping each other and
most importantly, helping children. Cleaning room,toilet,dining place,living building are mandatory
for every volunteer.
Transportation : You will have to use the local available group transportation organised for the
camp during your term. Airport transfer would be available as per information.