Month: May 2012

A kid with strong mind

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We started our activities as usual but from the beginning we found one of our kid ( Mijanoor,11 yrs. Old boy) was sitting quietly aside unlike any other days!By the way Mijanoor is a 11 yrs old abandoned child ,living alone on the street ! He looks depressed some times but very determined and strong child.He was coming in our project for last few weeks . He do not listen everyone 😦 loves to play a lot !
Well now again go back to that day ….. We noticed him bit quite (unlike him !) and asked him couple of times if he was fine but got no clear answer from him! He sometimes behave bit careless though, We got busy with other kids ,just wanted to gave him a bit of space for himself. Projects were going fine suddenly noticed that Mijanoor got unconscious and banging his head and body parts on floor,making sounds !! We were so worried !! We had no idea about his any sickness earlier . He was in our project for last few weeks ,never got any hints about it ! Its so shocking for all of us, we tried to help in our way , asked the people from the community to help us !! By that moment we understood that he was suffering from ‘Epilepsy’ . We were trying our best to help him to got back to normal ! Tried to gave him a free space to air come in,splashing water on his face and help him to lay down .Local community people had their old believe and ideas which they used but we some how managed to gave the boy a bit space from the local people . None of these people had any idea about the seriousness of the situation . Finally he got back his consciousness ,slowly when he became normal we gave him glucose, hot milk . It was such an experience !!
In the meantime from our office Dev arrived and helped us and the kid which was such a big help on time !
Dev wanted to bring Mijanoor to Smile Family but the boy was really determined not to come with us !
Next day we went and call all the mothers and sisters of the neighborhood and gave them some classes about Epilepsy ( do’s and don’t). So that if something happen again with anyone in the community ,they know what to do .
We felt so sorry about last day but one thing we learned on that day that how a child living in such poorly condition ,having no parents,living alone on the street fighting for his existence ,can have self respect and strong characteristics !!
In normal world people looking for short cut opportunities and better life for anything but here these kids ready to fight against their present situation by themselves with smiling faces just need our affection and guidance ! From SMILE on that day afternoon we had sent him to hospital for his treatment ,although there is no such permanent solution for this disease!
From couple of days later Mijanoor again joined us at the project and behaved normal as usual.
Every next day we come to know different new kids and their lives ! We feel so sorry for them and found us so fortunate to have a better life ! It is us who got better life should come forward and join in this project to help them to got back their life ! Together we can make their life much better .
It is really necessary to have many volunteers to come forward and help all these cutest kids on the earth !! I am here trying to give my best ,will you ready to help them ??

Smile Society , Street children Proj, Kolkata,India : http://www.smilengo.org

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Smile Society (ngo),India MTV places 2013

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-:SMILE Medium term voluntary placement 2013 details:-


Types of work: Teaching English [ TE], Social Work [SW, washing /cleaning/food distribution etc],
Construction/ Reconstruction [ Cons], Art and Craft [AC], Health Care [HC].

Working Hours: 3-4 hours/day + workshop
+cultural exchange
Place of work: India

Accommodation: Basic dormitory type in /Host family

Food: 3 time’s local veg food available.

Age: 16+

Duration: 7 weeks to 11weeks

Experience: None

Sex: Any

Language: Basic English

Education : None

Supports included in the living cost: 3 times veg food, Shared simple dormitory type of accommodation in hotel/school building/community house/host family/hostel etc as per available your arrival.

Supports excluded of living cost: airport drop,to and fro project to house by car ( optional)Air ticket, Entry fees, Visa cost, Insurances cost, Medical
cost, personal cost( gift,drinking water,soft drinks,any special food,transportation and any other cost) which are not mentioned as included in the living
cost.

Period of stay: 7weeks to 11weeks

Living Cost: Euro 75/ week/ head ,applicable for volunteers participating from our partner organizations(CCIVS) only. Applicants are requested to pay their living cost at a time to the local service providers / host family representative on their arrival in Indian currency only . This living cost is non refundable and non transferable in any case. Any volunteer participating for a single day also required to pay the full living cost to host.

Application process: online/post/email

Meeting point: Meeting point would be informed along with the info sheet to every volunteer / through our partner organizations well before to each camp starting date.

All volunteers are requested to arrive on the first day of the camp on time as per the info sheet .

Documents required for the applicant coming through our ccivs partners , are as follows:-

A. Copy of your passport [photo page & visa page].
B. If you are below 18 yrs. then we need approval letter from your pare nts/ legal guardian.
C. 2 copies of your recent photograph.

Basic Qualification:

Responsibility to keep rules of SMILE & its partners to run the Work Camp.

Respect local cultures, dress cores, tradition very closely.

Open and flexible with the local food, accommodation set up, systems etc.

Project Details:

*
Location: Madhyamgram
volunteer needed:24
Any time of the year.
Type of job: Manual work, house keeping ,online promotion,project assistant,office work, camp assistant, cooking assistant,painting and reconstruction assistant or as per required at any time

Short description: Madhyamgram is located 25 k.m from the center kolkata. It is a peaceful
village with good locals.Most of the people lives here belongs to the poor families.
SMILE has office setup . Volunteers of all age are welcome at this project. Varities of job needed to be done ,so flexibilities and peaceful mind is required.Your every
moment would be valuable and enjoyable. Respect local culture and family policies are most important qualification.
Welcome to SMILE

Environment and recycling project ( SC 2012 h / SC 2012 i), special camp from 5th-19th june; 20th june-4th July; 5th-19th Aug ; 20th aug-4th sep)

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SMILE ,India special campSC 2012 d ; SC 2012e; SC 2012h ; SC 2012 i….

5th-19th Aug. 2012
20th aug-4th sep. 2012
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Project:- Environment and recycling project to save mother nature ….

Details:- Our world is our mother and we should save our mother nature! During this camp volunteers will plant tree, manage gerbage in the community with kids and during afternoon learn to recyle the waste product to usable! Volunteers would have great fun time altogather!

Place :- Madhyamgram ; Group :15 volunteers
Age : 16+; person need to be physically capable of doing hard work.
Location: sealdah, kolkata.
Duration : 2 weeks

Daily schedule :-
Morning breakfast 7:30 am
Leave for work : 8 am
Transportation : public ( train/bus)
Work end : 1:30 pm
Lunch : 3 pm
Workshop: 4 pm – 6 pm
Yoga / local language class : 6:30-7:45 pm
Dinner : 8 pm
Bed time : 9:30
Working days – Monday to Friday
Weekends : Free
(Special city trip can be organized against extra charge)
Everyone must get back the accommodation before 8 p.m every day.
Internet : In house internet available against extra fees .
Accommodation: Home stay on dormitory basis. Non air conditioned room. Food: 3 times local tasty food available.
Living cost : Euro 150 / head / 2 weeks ( minimum); every extra week Euro 75/ head.( from members of ccivs,nvda,alliance,sci) otherwise Euro 200/head/2 weeks (minimum); every extra weeks Euro 100/head..

SMILE ,India renovation school building special camp( SC 2012g)

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SMILE ,India special camp SC 2012g….

20th jul-4th aug 2012
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Project:- Renovate and repaint free School for Poor children ….

Details:- These are our welfare activities for the slum children in kolkata and around. Volunteers are required to renovate and repaint the non formal school for poor children ( only place where they get the education). Volunteers can have a great chance to work with the poorest community of the city and learn them, teach them and build up a close relationship with the beautiful kids. Their smile are unforgettable J ….

Place :- Madhyamgram ; Group :15 volunteers
Age : 16+; person need to be physically capable of doing hard work.
Location: sealdah, kolkata.
Duration : 2 weeks
Daily schedule :-
Morning breakfast 7:30 am
Leave for work : 8 am
Transportation : public ( train/bus)
Work end : 1:30 pm
Lunch : 3 pm
Workshop: 4 pm – 6 pm
Yoga / local language class : 6:30-7:45 pm
Dinner : 8 pm
Bed time : 9:30
Working days – Monday to Friday
Weekends : Free
(Special city trip can be organized against extra charge)
Everyone must get back the accommodation before 8 p.m every day.
Internet : In house internet available against extra fees .
Accommodation: Home stay on dormitory basis. Non air conditioned room. Food: 3 times local tasty food available.
Living cost : Euro 150 / head / 2 weeks ( minimum); every extra week Euro 75/ head.( from members of ccivs,nvda,alliance,sci) otherwise Euro 200/head/2 weeks (minimum); every extra weeks Euro 100/head..

Smile Society (ngo),India Workcamp list 2013

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SMILE ,India international Workcamp IWC 302~325

1st and 17th of every month

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Project:- Teaching/food distribution/washing / drama / medical service and fun with street children and social work….


Details:- These are our welfare activities for the street children in kolkata and around. Volunteers are required to teach ,play,wash,food distribute to the kids. Volunteers can have a great chance to work with the poorest community of the city and learn them, teach them and build up a close relationship with the beautiful kids. Their smile are unforgettable …

Place :- Kolkata; Group :15 volunteers
Age : 16+; person need to be physically capable of doing hard work.
Location: sealdah, kolkata.
Duration : 2 weeks
Date : 1st and 17 th of every month

Daily schedule :-
Morning breakfast 7:30 am
Leave for work : 8 am
Transportation : public ( train/bus) or by car ( extra cost)
Work end : 1:30 pm
Lunch : 3 pm
Workshop: 5:30pm – 6 :30pm
Cultural exchange: 6:45-7:45 pm
Dinner : 8 pm
Bed time : 9:30
Working days – Monday to Friday
Weekends : No work
(Special city trip can be organized against extra charge)

Everyone must get back the accommodation before 8 p.m every day.

Internet available : wifi available during weekdays at 8:30-10 pm at night.

Accommodation: Home stay on dormitory basis. Non air conditioned room.

Food: 3 times local tasty food available.( self help )

Living cost : Euro 150 / head / 2 weeks ( minimum); every extra week Euro 75/ head.( from members of ccivs,nvda,alliance,sci) otherwise Euro 200/head/2 weeks (minimum); every extra weeks Euro 100/head..

SMILE,India Workcamp(IWC)List 2013 :-

Teach english -TE; Health care-HC;Cultural Programme – CUL ; Manual -MAN; Environment-ENV ; Animal welfare-AW ;Social Work-SW; Workshop-WS; Construction – CON ; Repainting – RP ; Renovation-RENO; Recycling – RECY **

****All camps are around Calcutta(ccu),India********

Code.            Date.    No. Of Vol.   Type
****             *****    **********    *****

*IWC 302…1st jan…15 vol…TE/HC

*IWC 303….17th Jan…15vol..TE/HC/SW/CUL

*IWC 304…1st feb…15 vol…TE/HC

*IWC 305….15th feb…15vol..TE/HC/SW/CUL

*IWC 306..1st mar..15 vol…TE/HC

*IWC 307….17th Mar…15vol..TE/HC/SW/CUL

*IWC 308…1st apr…15 vol…TE/HC

*IWC 309…17th Apr…15vol..TE/HC/SW/CUL

*IWC 310..1st may…15 vol…TE/HC

*IWC 311….17th May…15vol..TE/HC/SW/CUL

*IWC 312…1st jun…15 vol…TE/HC

*IWC 313….17th Jun..15vol..TE/HC/SW/CUL

*IWC 314…1st july…15 vol…TE/HC

*IWC 315….17th July…15vol..TE/HC/SW/CUL

*IWC 316…1st aug…15 vol…TE/HC

*IWC 317…17th aug…15 vol…TE/HC

*IWC 318….1st Sep…15vol..TE/HC/SW/CUL

*IWC 319….17th Sep…15vol..TE/HC/SW/CUL

*IWC 320…1st oct…15 vol…TE/HC

*IWC 321….17th oct…15vol..TE/HC/SW/CUL

*IWC 322…1st nov..15 vol…TE/HC

*IWC 323….17th nov…15vol..TE/HC/SW/CUL

*IWC 324..1st dec…15 vol…TE/HC

*IWC 325….17th dec…15vol..TE/HC/SW/CUL

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True experiences with cutest street kids!

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Kids are waiting for us every morning ! We are the only people who they trust, we are their only family ! Every morning when we arrive these projects, we learn a lot about life ! they give us lession ,how to live with such great smile 🙂 We try to teach them very basics ,wash them, dance and sing with them ,give them food ! We always had a great time !Join us to help ! Volunteer with SMILE,India: info@smilengo.org

Smile Society (ngo),India URGENT Long term opportunities 2013

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-:SMILE Long term voluntary placement 2013details:-

Types of work: Teaching English [ TE], Social Work [SW, washing /cleaning/food distribution etc],
Construction/ Reconstruction [ Cons], Art and Craft [AC], Health Care [HC].

Working Hours: 3-4 hours/day + workshop
+cultural exchange
Place of work: India

Accommodation: Basic dormitory type in /Host family

Food: 3 time’s local veg food available.

Age: 16+

Duration: 12 week to 48 weeks

Experience: None

Sex: Any

Language: Basic English

Education : None

Supports included in the living cost: 3 times veg food, Shared simple dormitory type of accommodation in hotel/school building/community house/host family/hostel etc as per available and organized by the host on your arrival.

Supports excluded of living cost: airport droping , transportation to and fro project to house by car,Air ticket, Entry fees, Visa cost, Insurances cost, Medical
cost, personal cost( gift,drinking water,soft drinks,any special food,transportation and any other cost) which are not mentioned as included in the living
cost.

Period of stay: 12 weeks to 48 weeks

Living Cost: Euro 70/ week/ head ,applicable for volunteers participating from our partner organizations(CCIVS) only. Applicants are requested to pay their living cost at a time to the local host family representative on their arrival in Indian currency only . This living cost is non refundable and non transferable in any case. Any volunteer participating for a single day also required to pay the full living cost to our service provide.

Application process: online/post/email

Meeting point: Meeting point would be informed along with the info sheet to every volunteer / through our partner organizations well before to each camp starting date.

All volunteers are requested to arrive on the first day of the camp on time as per the info sheet .

Documents required for the applicant coming through our ccivs partners , are as follows:-

A. Copy of your passport [photo page & visa page].
B. If you are below 18 yrs. then we need approval letter from your parents/ legal guardian.
C. 2 copies of your recent photograph.

Basic Qualification:

Responsibility to keep rules of SMILE & its partners to run the Work Camp.

Respect local cultures, dress cores, tradition very closely.

Open and flexible with the local food, accommodation set up, systems etc.

Project Details:

* Street children welfare project
Open places : 24
Date: any time
Location: Sealdah ,Kolkata
Short description: Sealdah is the main rail station of Kolkata (one of the old city inIndia )where nearly 300 street children lives with or without their family. Most of the children live these places with their family,also there are kids who lives alone at this place. Lack of food, education, medical facilities are the root of all problem .People are involving in different illegal activities due to the lack of job availabilities. Some people who lives here engaged in different types of work like daily labor, house servant, porter, Van puller and many other types of legal and illegal job.Since2003 ,SMILE is working at this place with the street kids in kolkata. Our target to bring Smile to every needy kids and we are trying to help these kids through out the year. Every Volunteer can get a chance to see and work with the neediest part of the country. You can always find yourself really important in this place. Only your love and affection can give these kids a chance to lead their life and stand on their own feet. Every Monday to Friday we provide different types of welfare service (eg: washing, cleaning, food distribution, medical service, teaching etc) and we need your hands in this mission. Every morning we help these kids to wash and clean and then provide them the basic education with the breakfast. Volunteers can have a very quality time in this project. After noon time volunteers are requested to prepare the lesion plan for the next day.
Welcome to SMILE