SMILE PRWC 10 INDIA Madhyamgram TE,SOCI,HC,MANU, CUL 05/12/2021 16/12/2021

Painting and renovation of school building
Location: Kolkata and around
Age: 15+
Duration: 2
Number of Volunteer: 10 / Camp
Participation fees: INR 15000/head
Language:Basic English. Any group with at least one English speaking leader is also welcome.
Any Bilateral groups, Student, group, Youth group, Teen group, Senior group, Intern group or Group of
individuals are welcome. Minimum number should be 6 till 30 are welcome on any date Teen group should have
at least one English speaking team leader above 18 yrs.
Partner: : An internarional platform to exchange culture and language is the main theam of this camp.SMILE
Society ( Situational Management & Inter Learning Establishment Society) is a registered NGO & NPO working
in the field of International volunteering.Our mission is to provide volunteers with a customized program that
will enable them to make an important contribution to the
poor and needy kids of India. In the past several years, we
have placed many volunteers around various parts of India
within different projects.
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 projects. Our unique placements could become the
trip of a lifetime.
Work: International volunteers will help the organisation to repaint and renovation of the school building for
Street Children under the supervision of Camp Incharge. This camp included with manual activities mostly
during the day time. Afternoon time volunteers will have a chance to do cultural exchange, language Exchange
and workshops.
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 . Organised Weekends Cultural City trip also available against
extra cost of Euro 80/head for 2 days (8am-4pm during Saturday & Sunday ). Minimum 2 person required for
the trip.
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).