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"Educate, Empower, and Enable India"

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Women’s Empowerment Projects Abroad

Fast Facts of the Projects:

 

  • Location of Project: Bangalore city and the rural district of the state of Tamilnadu

  • Project Length: Minimum 2 week - Maximum 12 weeks

  • Arrival Airport: Bangalore International Airport

  • Types of projects: Self Help Groups, Girl’s Club, Microfinance, Microcredit, Entrepreneurship, Health and Medicine, Midwifery, Community Health Clinic, Humanitarian and Community Aid, Farming, Teaching English, and Computer skills

  • Age of women: 18 years to 65 years

  • Role: Assisting local staff and women’s groups in teaching basic lessons in literacy and numeracy, counting money, record keeping, report writing, and teaching general health and hygiene awareness, visiting families, and exchange of cultural expressions.

  • Start dates: Flexible

  • Number of Participants: Up to 15 international volunteers

  • Age: 18 years old and older

  • Age Exceptions: This project accepts volunteers who are 17 years old and younger with a letter of consent from a parent or guardian.

  • Visa: Must apply  at least before 2-3 months advance, as Visa processing takes longer than expected time.

Project Description:

 

Through reading about distant cultures or possibly by travelling far and wide, you may have discovered that not all societies treat women with equality to their male counterparts. You may have learned that women in some societies are disadvantaged; they are poor, uneducated and rarely do they participate in decision-making. Many rural areas in Asia (India included) embody these characteristics. Societies in these rural areas are impoverished and women are the most dis-empowered citizens. Women carry the heaviest load.  In the rural areas of the state of Tamilnadu there is an undeniable need for volunteers to raise awareness in the community about women's rights and gender equality. There is also need of volunteers to help care for the orphans, aid microfinance groups, teach English, and participate in farming initiatives. All of these projects are specifically geared to empower women in the community.

Women’s empowerment initiatives have been fostered in India with an aim to address the problems affecting both women and the society as a whole. Working as a volunteer in India, especially in women’s empowerment program, gives you the opportunity to see first and the issues that woman endures in their day-to-day lives. You will also have the opportunity to offer your own skills and knowledge to these women which can provide a solution to the struggles that they face.

 

Through providing education and training activities you will be equipping the women and girls of the villages of Tamilnadu state with the tools required to uplift their standards of living. You will perform tasks such as reading though business plans, developing marketing strategies, conducting workshops, providing business guidance and support, and more. Wherever you go, you will be directly involved in the process of developing small businesses in a developing country and helping people to rise above poverty.

 

The programs offered endow women and girls with basic skills which can help them start and run their own businesses and find employment. These programs include English language skills, computer skills, internet, email writing, writing skills, basic accountancy and bookkeeping, CV writing, job application writing, and interviewing skills. Some of the skills that are imparted in these training sessions include a focus on health and hygiene, teaching how to use health kits, prevention and protection from domestic violence, abuses, and sexual exploitation of women and young girls, child labour and child marriage.

 

As a volunteer here in India facilitating a women’s empowerment program, you will not only have a chance to impart your own skills and knowledge but also cultivate the opportunity to interact with rural women. You will explore their culture to observing their language and customs; it is an eye-opening encounter that will change your world view. No matter what kind of work are you doing while you are volunteering, you will enjoy your time here delving into another culture and learning about yourself and the skills you have to offer.

 

Volunteer Tasks:

 

  • Initiating discussions on relevant health and wellbeing topics

  • Presenting topics to educate, empower and support group members to build their self-esteem and self-confidence

  • Fencing, digging, weeding, planting, watering, teaching organic farming and gardening with the support of local communities

  • Teach independently or with a partner in small groups

  • Teach English, IT or job skills e.g. CV or job searching

  • Be a friend and a role model to young adolescent girls

  • Share experiences and skills with women

  • Help women and girls to start and run their own businesses and to attain employment

  • Teach health and hygiene, use of health kits, unwanted pregnancy, sexual health, and human anatomy

  • Help them to build a profitable and sustainable small business in the future for themselves through small scale entrepreneurship (goat raring, milking cow, selling vegetables and food, cloth and jewellery shops).

  • Assist local families through outreach activities and tasks, including education, gardening and building work

  • Raise awareness about the reality of the HIV/AIDS virus, preventative techniques, and treatment possibilities

 

Requirements:

 

  • Desire to teach adults and adolescent girls

  • Enthusiastic and friendly with local women and girls

  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity as you exchange western culture

  • Ready to travel and work hard to impact the community initiatives

 

Benefits Of Volunteering:

 

  • To assist the most vulnerable groups in rural villages of India, giving them the kick-start that they need in order to become self-sufficient and independent

  • Participate in offering skills and knowledge which will provide a solution to the problems that these women are facing

  • Learn more about their joined family and other cultural practices than you could have ever imagined

  • Work alongside local staff to help provide local people with the skills and financial assistance needed to start a business

  • Gain an insight into the process of developing small businesses

  • Meet exceptional, hard-working women with a strong desire to learn

  • Assist local families through outreach activities and tasks, including education, gardening and building work

  • Learn and develop farming skills in India

 

More about your volunteering fee, what’s ‘included’ and ‘not included’ in your fee, please click here.

 

If you are inspired in any one of our projects, please apply now.

 

Any questions, please contact us at kenosisfoundation@yahoo.com