SMILE CTWC 575 INDIA Kolkata and around TE,SOCI,HC,Manu, CUL 01/08/2021 14/08/2021

*Street Children Welfare Project
Location: Kolkata and around

Type: TE,SOCI,HC,Manu, CUL
Age: 15+
Number of Volunteer: 10/ Camp
Participation fees: INR 15000 /head
Duration : 2 weeks
Project type : Permanent

Language: Basic English
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 from the street of kolkata.
SMILE Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered Non profit
working for these underprivileged communities around the state of West Bengal since 2003 . SMILE mission is
to provide volunteers with a workcamp that will enable them to make an important contribution to these poor
and needy kids from the street. 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. All international students are also welcome to take part in our Programme.
Our unique placements could become the trip of a lifetime.
Target Group for these camps:- Helping Children from the street( mostly refugees) between 8-15 years old, of
India to get basic education,vocational and hygienic training etc. Daily hundreds of children receives support at
our different centres around the state of West Bengal. .
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 and street corners . 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 where
we belong . We have got our ongoing projects for these unfortunate street children at the different locations of
big cities. Now there are opportunities available for international youth volunteers as well to help and support
these unfortunate girls and mothers of the street children in and around.
Work & Activities :- Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide
confidence and moral support to them .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to
present a unique and attractive way of informal 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 after arrival and local language classes also would be there during
camp days. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson
plan of action . 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 ofexperienced local project coordinator. SMILE society always tries to give international
volunteers a big scope to know about the local communities and understand the family environment.
Tentative Daily Schedule:

Wake up early morning: 9:0am
Breakfast :9:30 am
Manual Actiont hour : .10-12 noon
Lunch at 12:30-1p.m
Lesson plan preparation time : 1-2:30 pm
late afternoon: 3- 5:30pm, work with children
Dinner: 7-7:30 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.
10 pm 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 **
Accommodation and food :-

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as
per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with
mattress, Common toilet and limited wifi available. 2-4 volunteers
in one room on shared basis, (normally male & female separate
room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of
your camp.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 .Early morning and after
evening(6pm-8am) Airport transfers is not possible. 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 infosheet.
Food: You will get 3 times local food from local host. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non
veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room 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 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 traveler .It helps to learn the culture ,tradition,language while staying within the normal people of
the society.Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous
and attractive tourist places during weekends .

We need energetic your volunteer with open mind and ready to get their hand dirty. Volunteers need to be
strong and flexible. India is a beautiful country but can be challenging for some people . Local culture,people
are interesting. weather is hot and humid in summer but please t during winter ,so get ready to explore an
amazing country with full of surprises . Due to big cultural differences some volunteer might face cultural
shock! Our request to all New comers please read about India and Indian culture as much as possible before you
apply for the project. If you got any queries ask us anytime. Do not forget to use our what's app for any doubts
or questions.

These are the documents we need on arrival :-
*Passport copy
*VISA copy
*Photograph( recent colour copy)
*Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years.
*you should not have any criminal records.
* Participants should have COVID vaccination and RT- PCR (-ve) report with them.

What to bring: You can follow traditional packing lists, small bag pack should be fine
with locking access. Here are several items that would be particularly helpful for this
volunteer experience:
A bed sheet
Vaccination as per your local doctor.
malaria medication
mosquito repellent with DEET
alarm clock OR watch with alarm clock
sleeping bag
Rain coat /umbrella during monsoon.
Snacks from your country for kids, host family and volunteers
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).
head covering (bandanas, hat)
towel that dries FAST.
Mosquito net, Toilet paper, Soap and shampoo for personal use.

Meeting Point: At 12 noon outside the Kolkata (international terminal gate 4A) airport arrival gate on the first
day of your camo. Or as per arrival details. Transfer available between 6 am-4pm only( subject prior
confirmation).Please contact us if required.

Transportation : You will have to use the local available public transportation (
Train/Bus) the camp during your term. Airport transfer would be available only
between 8am-6pm subject to prior confirmation. .
SMILE Host family is at Madhyamgram which is at the north of the Kolkata city next to
Kolkata Airport (8 km from Airport and 20 km from Kolkata city center).