This is one week programme where you could visit our projects in Delhi,Shimla,Jaipur and Manali. We put together this welcome package to provide you with some guidance on what to expect during your volunteer observer experience, as well as give you the run down on the types of volunteer work you can help out with, plus loads of other useful information to help make your time here as comfortable as possible.
Our aim is to give you the best and most enjoyable volunteer observer experience possible, while also giving you the opportunity to make a difference to all of our projects.
Arrival at Delhi airport and welcome. Pickup and transfer to hostel.
(The hostels we have chosen provide a relaxing space for volunteers observers where they have the opportunity to have their own space and be well looked after by staff members. Locations are peaceful and with amazing views of Himalayas in Shimla and Manali. The hostels are in close proximity to the projects, so it easy for volunteer osbservers to travel to and from their work)
Day 1: Today we are going to visit our one of the important project, Slum School for underprivileged children. This is one of our 2 schools in Delhi. At the moment the class room is not in a good condition but we hope to improve it in the near future.Most of these children have had no other education until now. An example of this is a 16 year old girl who is only just learning the ABC.Luckily we have a very good teacher teaching the children. Bharati is also a teacher in our slum school and assist Preeti in the administration. After visiting the school, Interactive session with the volunteers and coordinator on different topics such as arranged marriage system in India and joint family system. Hindi language class starts in the afternoon and you are introduced to basic Hindi words and phrases.
Day 2: After breakfast proceed to Jaipur,the pink city famous for Gems and jewellery and for its colorful culture.In the evening we will go for Rajasthani dinner with folk dance.
Day 3: After Breakfast we will visit Amer fort and go to our school project in village kukas where we teach only girl children. Here you could interact with Teacher Situ who is young and very energetic and teaching children every day two hours.
Day 4: Today it will be the long journey towards the foothills of Himalayas. Our next destination will be Shimla where we are running three projects for Nepalese children, untouchable and Girls.
Today we will visit our Galot village project which is 18 kms from Shimla.Here you will be introduced to one of the nice family who take care of volunteers and teach Girl childrens everyday two hours.
After breakfast we will proceed to Manali to see our nature conservation programme or if somebody is interested to see our untouchable program Siri in remote Himalayas, they are welcome.
After breakfast we will proceed to Delhi with the memories of our projects in the hope that you enjoy your time here with Wahoe and find the work as rewarding as we have.Thank you for taking the time to support and visit our amazing projects!
Price for volunteers observers programme
Price for this week programme is US 550 which includes accommodation with breakfast, Local English guide and transportation.
Beverages, laundry, phone bills and other kind of personal expense are not included.
Note. Natural calamities like bad weather, road blocks, ill health will be borne by the Guest and money is not refundable.
Wahoe Commune was founded in the Baljeet Nagar community in 2003. Wahoe was started by a family , with one classroom, providing lessons for children in the local community. This family project has blossomed into a multifaceted NGO that aims to increase the life opportunities of the poorest members of communities throughout northern India.Wahoe Commune began teaching some of the underprivileged children in their community. They saw there was a desperate need to not only provide quality education to the children of Baljeet Nagar, but to provide hope and be a positive influence for all of their community. As time went by, Wahoe Commune began to educate more and more children, all of this done in the back of their main school in Baljeet Nagar. By 2010, Wahoe Commune was now educating 85 children as well as doing many other positive things for their community, such as counselling women in their community through the women’s empowerment program.
Since 2010, Wahoe Commune has grown exponentially. Wahoe Commune is now a registered NGO in India and supports over 250 women and children across four Indian states. In addition to our main school in Delhi, we also have a mobile slum school set up in the surrounding slum area, two women’s empowerment programs in Delhi and in Jaipur, education projects in Shimla and Nautanwa, and a self sustainability program in Delhi.
There is still so much work to be done, and much of the work cannot be completed without your help. Wahoe Commune really values the input of volunteers—from the impact they have on the women and children, to the support they provide Wahoe Commune in helping achieve its goals and aspirations.
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