SMILE Group Camps Opportunities in Summer 2014 and Winter 2014/15:-
*Project: Rain water storage and purification project 2nd phase
Details :- This is one of the very important project which we started in 2013 with the cooperation of a scout group ( SVI- Belgium) . It was the 1st phase where we had done the drain line and strange tank with our Big roof . Rain water would be stored and purify to convert them usable for drinking and harvesting organic farming in our Green House project. There are many children and their family from the street whom we serve on everyday a basis since 2003 ! These needy community are always in problem of drinking water. Our attempt to initiate our small attempt to fulfil some of their need on completion of this project. We need energetic youth group to help us this year to finish this dream project . Later we like to construction same type of project around the country to bring smile among needy faces .
* Project : Green House construction and organic farming 1st Phase
Details : Exciting workcamps at Smile ,India !! Save the mother planet !!!Green House construction project in support of Rain water harvesting to grow vegetable for our street children everyday requirement!! Recently we just completed the first phase of Rain water harvesting project where Rain water being stored for further use. Now we are going to start Roof top Green House project at our Building to Grow vegetables to help daily need of our Children at different projects . Group with motivated youth are welcome !! First we will construct the Green House and go for plantation there after. This project can help to grow organic vegetable and fruit . lets help us to bring revolution in horticulture and floriculture at our place . There would be painting activities as well as cultural exchange programme as well !! Energetic youth group required.
* Project : Street Children Welfare
Details : India having uncountable numbers of street and slum dwellers . There are thousands of poor refugees coming every year from nearby countries and from different small towns and villages to the big cities and most of these families are living in a very poorly condition at slums or on street corners like insects . Normal societies are so busy to deal with their personal daily problems ,so have little time for these unfortunate people. With every such family most number are children below 12 years including both girls and boys. Often these families bring their children to help them in begging ,household work ,rag picking activities. So it is really a shame of the so called civilised societies. We have got our few projects for these unfortunate street children at the different locations of big cities. Now there are opportunities available in and around Kolkata (ccu) city. Smile Society (ngo) had started their activities since 2003 ! From the first day children from the street around its’ project area became the SMILE family members! Activities started with washing,cleaning,cleaning cloth,cutting hair and nails and then basic education( pre-elementary ) / vocational training/art /craft /drama /language training /music training /other activities done for the children on regular basis. Once these activities over then lunch being distributed among the children at the project followed by different amusing games with the volunteers !! ThInternational volunteers can have a scope to creat game plan or vocational training activities for these angels. These projects are going the several places with the help of local community helper . We often welcome international workcamp volunteers and medium to long term volunteers to run these projects !! Volunteer can have a great fun to stay with the local host and learn local food habits/ culture/dress /cultural exchange programme on regular basis to learn each other as a part of the single SMILE family!! Volunteers would have great fun time altogether!
*Project:Painting /Construction of Volunteer shelter cum training place( RENO )
Details:- SMILE always believes in family type of environment !! Organisation always trying bring all Volunteers living at the same city can have a chance to live together with the local volunteers as a big family . So this year we are expecting to start such place with the help of our host families. So we are in need of volunteers in group to help in painting and construction our dream place which is known as volunteer shelter. simultaneously our sincere effort to have animal shelter,vocational training shelter, rain water reserver to store rain water for further uses. So our Renovation and painting project has a great importance on our different projects . We are trying to bring different activities at one place . Such shelter would be our base point to bring help around . Presently shelter is going on under the observation and guidance of local host family . We welcome young energetic hard working international volunteers to participate in our RENO camps ! We also welcome groups to come and help us in construction and painting !! So for those who want to spend an exciting volunteer activities ! Please join this camps !!
Project:- Animal welfare activities ( Animal )
Details: In smile family we have a big love for domestic animals basically dogs,cats etc. in India there are huge number of street dogs and cats who are roaming unprotected and struggling for the life and shelter.There are no management system available for these animal.We organise several projects every year for these poor needy animals . Activities are mostly food distribution,grooming ,medication and taking care of dogs and cats at our shelter. We welcome international individuals or groups to help and look after these domestic animals during the camp. It is a fun filled experience for volunteers!! All volunteers taking this project should take anti rabies vaccination before joining these camps.
Living cost : Euro 200 /head ,it includes 3 times local food, shared room at local host
family, transportation to and airport and accommodation, drinking water ,wifi facilities 2 hours during weekdays , local coordinator support at every project,2 days orientation , work shop training , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training also included.
Location :-Madhyamgram is the suburb 25km away from city centre Kolkata (the city of joy) was known before as Calcutta since the colonial time. This ancient city was used to be the capital of British colonial period. This city has full of heart ,people are basically belongs to the middle class . There are also rich and poor people all around . City Kolkata is know for its busy traffic ,huge population ,warm welcome and poverty around the street corners! It is a great place to visit for every tourist coming to India. More over if anyone get a chance to live with the local host family then that brings extra bonus to any traveller .It helps to learn the culture ,tradition,language while staying within the normal people of the society.Living on any hotel can never give any traveller such wide scope to know the society and communities as a whole. SMILE society always tries to give international volunteers a big scope to know about the local communities and understand the family environment.
Other Details :-
Volunteer group needed: 15-30 volunteers
Age 16+ yrs.
Accommodation : Group living at Volunteer shelter( on floor with mattresses )
Duration :1-2 weeks
Food : 3 times served
Weekends : Free( 2 days, 9am-5pm ,city trip can be organised extra €50 / head )
Work place : kolkata
Nearest airport : kolkata ( ccu )
If the Group like to go for short trip to Taj Mahal ( one of the seven wonder of the world) and other two cities (Jaipur ,pink city and Delhi ,the capital of India ,at the end of their journey then we can organise that as well against extra charge of 250€ per head
( Delhi Airport-Agra-Jaipur- Delhi Airport, 5 days and 4 night including food ,accommodation,transportation, guide,elephant ride ( entry fees at different monuments are extra approx €50/head,need to be paid by Indian rupees at the entry gates ).
Any month volunteers are welcome and any date is fine for us .