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SMILE LMTV04 INDIA Madhyamgram Animal welfare ,Manual 01/09/2019 31/12/2019

Intercultural & Language Exchange Project (SMILE LMTV04) :-

Location: Madhyamgram

Partner:-

Target :- Energetic youth from round the world gathered together to learn Indian culture
,food and bring friendship and learn each other culture.

Location: MADHYAMGRAM, 22km from kolkata city center.Location: Kolkata city and
around

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. More over if anyone get a chance to live with the local host family then that
brings extra bonus to any traveller .It helps to learn the culture ,tradition,language while
staying within the normal people of the society.Living on any hotel can never give any
traveller such wide scope to know the society and communities as a whole. Kolkata( itself is
a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous and
attractive tourist places during weekends .

Project Details:-

India is always been famous for its culture ,tradition,language and food cuisine . Different
culture ,dress code ,language and cooking style made the country like a continent ! While
volunteering in this project youth can have chance to interact with the East Indian ( Bengali )
culture and food . Volunteers and local family together exchange the culture and cook food .
Youth volunteers have golden chance to know about the ethnic heritage of East Indian
cuisine and tradition . It would a great fun filled time for groups.
In this camp volunteers from round the world would have chance to exchange
culture,language,food etc. Local cooking lesson, local language class. It would be fun fill
entertainment camp where Indian family and international youth can have a platform to each
other culture and life style. Camp would take place in the suburb call Madhyamgram which is
just 8 km from Kolkata Airport .Transportation, electricity,shopping places are all
around.Nearest rail and bus station is with in 2 km .Life is very simple and peaceful around.

Field service Work Hour: 3-4 hr./day ( Monday to Friday early morning)
Work shop: 2 hrs per day ( afternoon)
Cultural exchange : Evening

Example Daily Schedule:
Wake up early morning: 6 am
Breakfast: 6:30 am ( required to prepaired by own)
Project hour : As per project In charge.
Lunch at 1:30-2 p.m
late afternoon: 3pm – 6 pm (workshop for next day plan preparation)
Diner : 7:30 pm ( 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 **

 Street Dogs Welfare Project (SMILE LMTV05) :-

Work Type: Animal welfare ,Manual
Location: Madhyamgram
Partner:-
Do you love dogs ? Then this camp is for you.This camp is for bringing welfare
service to one of the most neglected domestic animals like dogs in India. SMILE
Animal shelter for Domestic Animal welfare project providing shelter to
dogs.Volunteers would have amazing time with these cute animal for sure.
Our foremost goal is to "Bring Smile around" We ensure that all volunteers are
provided with a safe and enriching experience. Our flexible approach means that you
will be given a placement to suit your needs and time scale. There are many other
attractions as well. Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.
Work:-
Target :- Welfare activities like food distribution,health care,grooming to cats and dogs
from SMILE NGO Domestic Animal Shelter.

Project background details:-
In India dogs and cats are every where on the street living under unprotected and
abandoned life . In SMILE family we have
a big love for domestic animals basically
dogs,cats and so we made a small shelter
in 2009 where we take care of few dogs
and cats on regular basis. There are huge
number of street dogs and cats who are
roaming unprotected and struggling for
the life and shelter.There are almost no
management system from local
government available for these
animal.There are long and short term
volunteering opportunities available every
year for these poor needy animals.
Activities:- Volunteers job are mostly food
preparation,distribution,grooming,shelter
cleaning ,taking care of dogs and cats at
our shelter. We welcome international
individuals or groups to help and look after these domestic animals during the camp.
It is a fun filled experience for volunteers!! All volunteers taking this project should
take anti rabies vaccination before joining these camps.International youth have
chance to experience this unique project ,can help local member in different activities

.They can have a change to enjoy with these cute animals. Mainly this projects are
those who care about dogs and cats. If you love dogs and cats then this project would
give you emense satisfaction and valuable knowledge .Volunteers also can
experience the Indian food and culture while living at local host family. There would
be local language classes and cooking training given . Experiencing India in different
shades .
This project is based at SMILE head office near Madhyamgram town (8 km from
Kolkata Airport and 22km from City center. You can find more details about the
location on wiki link: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhyamgram.
Field service Work Hour: 3/4 hr./day ( Monday to Friday early morning)
Work shop: 2 hrs per day ( afternoon)
Cultural exchange : Evening
Example Daily Schedule:
Wake up early morning: 6 am
Breakfast: 6:30 am ( required to prepared by own)
Work hour : 8 - 11 am
Lunch at 1:30-2 p.m
late afternoon: 3pm – 6 pm, plan preparation for next day
Dinner : 7:30 pm ( 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 **

 

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.