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Art, Music & Dance Teaching to Street Children (SMILE LMTV09) :-
Work Type: Art,Craft,Painting
Do you like to help SMILE NGO to bring a smile to the most neglected children living on the
street of kolkata ,India.This project is all about bringing smile to all underprivileged refugee
children & their mother from the street of kolkata.Providing informal basic education llike
teaching them different Art,craft and Painting for these children from this downtrodden
community would be the main target of the volunteers in this camp.
Target Group for these project:- Helping Children and Youth to learn Art,craft and Painting
.Daily more than 100 families receives support at our different centres around.
Project Back ground :- 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.
Normal societies are so busy to deal with their personal daily problems, so have little time for
these unfortunate people. With every such family Grownup girls and married women (mother
of the children) always have to face the problem in their daily life. 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 children at the
different locations of big cities. Now there are opportunities available to help and support
these unfortunate girls and
mothers of the street children in
and around Kolkata (ccu) city.our
target to bring smile on ever
mother too with their
children.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 :- Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these
children and provide confidence and moral support to their mother .Volunteer would use
different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of
education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language
but they are very smart and intelligent.so teaching them with the support of local coordinator
would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem
easily. All volunteers would go through orientation on arrival and two local language session
during this camp. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would
prepare the next day lesson plan of action . For mothers informal vocational training and
basic English teaching would be helpful . Volunteers would also help local coordinator in
other activities like giving shower food distribution, organising drama,story telling and
entertainment games for the children.whole camp would be run under the supervision of very
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.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. 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 ( required to prepared by own)
Project hour : As per project In charge
. Lunch at 1:30-2 p.m
late afternoon: 3 – 6 pm workshop time,
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
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
* 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.
*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
mosquito repellent with DEET
alarm clock OR watch with alarm clock
Any games or craft items like Origami would be great for the kids
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
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
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
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.
Esta beca tiene una cuota adicional, que deberás pagar antes de participar en el proyecto.
Esta beca cuenta con financiamiento para boleto de avión (VIVE FINANCE NO APLICA para beneficiarios de Programa Manos por el Mundo)
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