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12/16 week Community Volunteering with the Lepcha tribe in India

Einsatzort: Indien, Asien
Aktions-Bereich: Soziale Freiwilligen-Projekte, Kinder-und Jugendbetreuung, mit Minderheiten, Unterricht & Bildung
A volunteering project with the Lepchas is a unique experience for those ready for a challenge; cultural exchange whilst teaching and living with the Lepcha people for 3 months in the foothills of the Himalayas. Lepchas have their own music, dances, herbal medicine and language (said to be the oldest spoken script in the world).

Projekt und Rolle der Freiwilligen

Wanting to preserve their identity, the Lepchas have built tiny cultural centres, or ‘night schools’, in each village where children are taught Lepcha traditions. Set in a rural village of the Darjeeling District in the foothills of the Himalayas, you will teach children and some young adults English in the morning and evening at the ‘Lepcha Night Schools’, as well as learning about their Lepcha traditions (songs, dancing, language). School facilities are extremely basic with a lack of Government funding, but the confidence that you give the Lepcha children has meant that they do much better at local state or Christian schools, where you will teach for 2-3 hours during the day.

Spare time in the evening or at weekends is spent preparing your lessons or with your host family and volunteer partner. This could involve helping with the cooking, cleaning, milking cows, ploughing the fields and simply becoming part of family life. There will be the opportunity to meet up with other volunteers in nearby villages too.

Your teaching project is followed by an optional 4 week period of independent group travel in India all with 24-hour support from our local representative.

If you are looking for a group based project and a truly unique cultural experience then volunteering with the Lepcha tribe may be for you.

Die Freiwilligen-Organisation stellt sich vor

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise. Based in the UK and established in 1993, we specialise in small, group-based gap year and summer volunteering projects in Africa & Asia for those aged 17 - 25 years old. You will live with the locals as they live: you will become part of the community! We have had nearly 6,000 people from 30+ countries come with us.
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Indien, Asien
Soziale Freiwilligen-Projekte,Kinder-und Jugendbetreuung,mit Minderheiten,Unterricht & Bildung
Minimum: 3 Monate
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3 Monate: 3600 €
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Verfügbarkeit des Projekts:
Set departure dates throughout the year (January, May and September) but we can arrange bespoke projects for those who cannot make the group departure or stay for the full 12 weeks.
17 Jahre
kein Höchstalter
Individuell oder Gruppe?
We require volunteers to speak English to a level where they can communicate effectively in a group and are happy to teach basic English
Besondere Qualifikationen:
Volunteers need to be ready for a challenge and looking for a cultural experience. No formal teaching experience required. This is not a tourist holiday, it is about cultural immersion and adventure.
Unterbringung & Verpflegung:
You and your partner will live in one of the better off Lepcha houses in the village. It is basic i.e. no running water or electricity, so you will quickly adjust to this simple way of life. Your hosts will cook for you with their home grown produce and look after you as a good friend and honoured guest.

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