Despite having a rapidly growing economy, India still faces problems of unemployment and poverty.
India’s poor and deprived rural tribal communities face many challenges. The progress that other parts of the country are experiencing has yet to reach these areas and the gap between the rich and the poor is drastic.
New Hope partners up with local schools that are attended by very poor children of tribal communities. Mostly illiterate and living in dire straits, the disadvantaged families often stick to negative social practices such as child labor and child marriages, which only proliferates the low literacy rate.
Knowing the English language will help pull them out of poverty. This project aims to assist in educating the future generations with the hope of one day achieving sustainable community development.
Teach English in India and make a difference in the life of the marginalized while taking in the sights and sounds of incredible and mysterious India.
Volunteers teaching English in India will work in local schools in the rural parts of India. Depending on your individual interests and skills, and on the needs of the local staff, your daily activities involve, but are not limited to:
- Teaching English
- Assisting with creative and extracurricular activities (i.e. games, drawing, singing, dancing, etc.)
- Organizing educational tours and field trips
- Helping the students with homework and supporting their academic progress
- Assisting in other school-related activities or programs
- Holding debates and discussions to improve on conversational skills
- Fundraising for educational programs
- Assisting with local curriculum development
- Maintaining the schools
How You Can Make a Difference
If you enjoy teaching and making a difference in a child's life, then this project will be one of the most rewarding projects you can do. Millions of Indians are unemployed, and English still remains one of the prominent factors required for a job.
English may be one of two national languages in India, but the language is not always taught adequately, especially in resource-poor schools in the rural areas. The schools that impoverished students attend are large, overcrowded and always short on funds.
The teachers are drastically underpaid, and often times lack the motivation. By volunteering in India, you will be helping the local public schools as a vital support for developing English language skills. With your help, the students can have better life opportunities in the future.
Skills and Qualifications
No teaching experience is required to teach English in India, although volunteers must be fluent English speakers. Native English speaking is a plus, but not a prerequisite. You should have a passion to teach and aspire to help your students.
An understanding of the Indian culture and Hindi language is a big plus, and can be strengthened by enrolling in the week-long Language & Cultural Immersion program. Volunteers should be good role models, flexible, patient, caring, creative, responsible and open-minded.
Volunteers must also respect the locals and the host organizations, along with their rules and projects.
This project is located in Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, which are incredibly colorful, thriving and bustling cities steeped in rich history and culture.
As a historical capital city of India, Delhi contains major Indian tourist attractions the like Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar, Lodhi Gardens, etc. Delhi contains a diverse assortment of local markets, restaurants, internet cafés, nightclubs, shopping centers and cultural heritage sites to experience.
There are numerous chances for volunteers to explore Delhi with their free time and options abound. Taxis/auto rickshaws are affordable transportation options and tours can be arranged to Agra and Jaipur as well as other rural locations.
Renowned as the Pink City of India, the royal capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727 AD. The ancient forts and palaces attract thousands of travelers from all over India and the world. While in Rajasthan, you can go for a camel ride and a jeep safari to explore the unending stretches of the Thar Desert.
In Jaipur, our volunteer project is located 20 miles north of Jaipur in a small and vibrant village. Volunteers can explore beautiful villages, visit local bazaars, meet friendly people and discover amazing landscaping of Rajasthan village.
Agra lies roughly in between Jaipur and Delhi. The city is famous for the beautiful Taj Mahal, a magnificent marble memorial built by a heart-broken Indian Emperor for his queen after she passed away. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site is The Red Fort, from where the Emperor ruled.
India Volunteer Programs
- Teaching English in Rural Schools (Phnom Pehn, Battambang, Pursat)
- Teaching English Project (Qingdao)
- Paid English Teaching in China
- Teaching English Project (Delhi, Jaipur, Agra)
- Teaching English Project (Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara)
- Teaching Young Buddhist Monks Project (Kathmandu, Pokhara)
- Teaching Young Buddhist Monks Project (Everest Region)
- Teaching English Project
- Teaching Young Buddist Monks (Galle)
- Teaching English Project (Galle)
- Teaching English Project (Surin, Ayuthaya)
- Teaching English at a Monastry (Ayuthaya)