SMILE OFWC 36 INDIA Kolkata and around MANU, organic, farming 03/08/2021 15/08/2021

Urban Organic Farming and Nursery preparation
Details :

Target :- Encourage Urban organic farming
among city dwellers and training youth
volunteers .
Camp Details:-
Exciting workcamps at Smile ,India !! Save
the mother planet !!!Green House
construction project in support of Rain water harvesting to grow vegetable for our street children
everyday food requirement and to aware city dwellers how to grow vegetable even living in small
apartment or lawn or even on the roof!! Recently we just completed the first phase of Rain water
harvesting project where Rain water being stored for further use. Now we are going to start Roof top
Green House project at our Building to Grow vegetables to help daily need of our Children at different
projects . Group with motivated youth are welcome !! First we will construct the Green House and go
for plantation there after. This project can help to grow organic vegetable and fruit . lets help us to
bring revolution in horticulture and floriculture at our place . International volunteer would have learn
how to grow vegetable in urban area where open space not available.Through organic way of green
house farming how farming can be possible in backyard /roof/lawn or any other place available in any
urban house . This project could resolve the food problem among urban based poor and lower middle
class people. Even a person living on street can grow enough vegetable for him . Even this project can
bring down environmental pollution level in cities if we can spread it around . There would be painting
activities as well as cultural exchange programme as well !! Energetic youth group required.
Your volunteers as individuals or groups welcome .

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
late afternoon: 2- 5:30pm, work at Nursary
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 8 am-6pm 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).