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Learn for Life Society’s aim is to provide basic education to children from a poor background in Varanasi, India. In this way they may escape the cycle of poverty through their own strength and take their lives into their own hands.
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Mandore Project is based on Gandhi’s principles. The mission is to work with underserved people and strive for equality for all. The Mandore Project also seeks to work with people who have encountered discrimination (by race, sex, caste, addiction, etc.). Many of the schools set up by the Mandore Project have posters of Gandhi to remind the new generation about his principles. Short & long term volunteer projects are aimed at improving the lives of the disadvantaged people of Rajasthan as well as focusing on improving the basic infrastructure in schools with the belief that education is a critical requisite for socio-economic change.
Volunteers are provided with food, accommodation, full assistance, transportation, and more. The office is run out of the Mandore Guesthouse in town to maximize efficiency of the program, fees, and ability for volunteers and the organization to create positive change.
Located in Kalighat, the Red Light District of Kolkata, New Light provides education, shelter, and support for women who are victims of human trafficking. The organization also has a strong focus on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and education. Volunteers are needed in a range of fields to support projects and programs.
Pollinate Energy is working to improve the lives of India’s urban poor by giving them access to sustainable products that make their lives better.
Mumbai & Delhi, India
Pratham is an innovative learning organization created to improve the quality of education in India. As one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the country, Pratham focuses on high-quality, low-cost, and replicable interventions to address gaps in the education system. Established in 1995 to provide education to children in the slums of Mumbai, Pratham has grown both in scope and geographical coverage. Pratham needs a variety (and changing) number of interns with unique and specialized skills related to education, digital media and marketing, social media, and more.
North India, India, South Asia
Founded by members of the Kanda community in 1981, ROSE (also known as Koormanchal Seva Samsthan) is a community-based NGO working with locals and volunteers to improve the health, education and quality of life of the rural poor in this region while maintaining cultural integrity and ecological balance.
R.O.S.E. (Rural Organization for Social Elevation) works in community develop in a beautiful village at the base of the Himalayas. R.O.S.E. runs a public school for poorer families, has built five houses, a dozen composting toilets, and helps with improving life in the valley in large and small ways. Volunteers are needed to support these ongoing projects.
Mumbai region, India
Sadhana Village is a registered charitable trust working in the areas of education and disability. Since 1994, Sadhana has been actively exploring benign and innovative interventions in the education of rural children and women. It is engaged in finding out the environmental, social and economic concerns involved in these issues. It has been involved in the issue of care and rehabilitation of adults with mental challenges. Volunteers are needed to support the running of the center and care for the residents.
New Delhi, India
The Salaam Baalak Trust mission is to provide a sensitive and caring environment for the children living and working on the streets, who have been forced to dwell on the margins of society.
The Salaam Baalak Trust believes that the volunteers can help in taking this vision forward by becoming a part of this organization and contributing in whatever way they can. This can include Creative Expression, Sports, and Talent Development, Computers and Multimedia, Documentation, Marketing, & Communication, Formal Education Tutoring and Medical Health & General Healthcare.
For more information visit http://www.salaambaalaktrust.com/volunteer-application.html.
Sambhali Trust provides underprivileged Rajasthani women and girls with educational, vocational, and social skills to help them to become confident and financially independent. There are actually 11 different initiatives benefiting women & girls that fall under the “Sambhali Trust” umbrella. Most are based out of the city of Jodhpur in India, but two take place in the rural desert village of Setrawa. Key initiatives are empowerment centers, where women & girls come to learn English as well as learn to sew and embroider. The empowerment centers also offer different workshops such as drama and computer skills.