SMILE International WorkCamp India

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SMILE International WorkCamps India 2015:-

Duration :-1 week( VSTV) ,2 weeks ( Workcamp),

Weekends:- OFF

Living cost : Euro 100/head for 1 week and Euro 200 /head for 2 weeks,it includes 3 times local food, shared room at local host family,public transportation to and fro project and  accommodation,Airport pickup on arrival, drinking water ,wifi facilities 1-2 hours during weekdays , local coordinator support at every project,2 days orientation , work shop training ( Mon-Thu) , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training on arrival during orientation also included.
( cost excluded :- Flight ticket, visa,medical cost if any personal cost ,weekends trip,special trip at the end of the camp ,gift,any special food / drinks ).

1.Project :- Street children welfare project ( TE/ HC / SW)

Location :sealdah and around

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.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.  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 !! The international volunteers can have a scope to create 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!

1a. Project :- Street Grown up Girls and Women welfare/empowerment  project ( TE,Art & Craft Training, Sex education etc.)
Location :Kolkata and around

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 Grownup girls and married women ( mother of the children ) always have to face the problem in their daily life.Often these families bring their girl children to help them in begging ,household work ,rag picking activities, even some girls been forcibly thrown  to the dark life of prostitution.  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 to help and support these unfortunate girls and mothers of the street children  in and around Kolkata (ccu) city.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.  Smile Society (ngo) had started their activities since 2003 !

2.Project:Painting /Construction of Volunteer shelter cum training place( RENO )

Place:madhyamgram
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 !!

3. Project :Green House Construction Project

Location: Madhyamgram

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.

Your volunteers as individuals or groups welcome

4.Project: Environment camp organic farming and Recycling Activities ( ENV )

Place : Madhyamgram and sealdah

Details: In SMILE we always been very careful about the environmental issues. India is a country where waste management ,pollution , lack of environmental knowledge among communities been a great point of concern for the future environmental issues. India is a country generally based of agriculture but using of chemical fertiliser creating lot of diseases ! Drinking water , vegetable become poisonous ,so  During these camps volunteer group help to plant tree saplings ,agriculture helper,organic farming,green house project,rain water harvesting etc. ,water management ,and recycling of the house hold waste to save our mother nature !!it is one of the important and valuable activities !!We need energetic and motivated youth!! project will be held at madhyamgram and sealdah area ! Help us to save our Mother Earth.

5.Project:- Animal welfare activities ( Domestic Animal shelter )

Location: madhyamgram
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.

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Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous and attractive tourist places during weekends  ….

*Darjeeling ( most famous hill station,Toy Train, Tea Garden in India )
*kalimpong ( famous Buddhist place and hill station)
*kurshiang ( lash green tea garden)
*Sikkim ( hill station with beautiful valley )
*puri ( the famous Hindu religious place and sea beach )
*Digha ( sea beach )*Bodh Gaya ( Famous Buddhist temple )
*varanashi ( famous Hindu temple and Ganges )
*shantiniketan ( one of the university established by great Nobel laureate Sri Rabindranath Tagor)
*Bishnupur ( ancient Bengali history, tera cotta ( clay made item ) ,sari etc.

Any of these places can be covered during weekends by train by self organise !!

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organised Package trip at the end of the camp can be organised by professionals……

* Taj Mahal ,Jaipur,Delhi etc. trip can also organise for the interested groups against extra cost ( minimum 4 person)

* weekends exciting city ( kolkata ) and around trip can also be organised against extra cost.

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International Workcamp Free places list 😦 Till 31st Jan 2015)

CAMP  CODE.   DATE.   LOCATION  . PROJECT.   VOL REQ.   OPEN PLACE

IWC 374A(VSTV). 1-7th Feb. Sealdah. Street children welfare. 10. 10

IWC375A(VSTV). 8-14th feb. Madhyamgram. Painting volunteer shelter. 10. 10

IWC 376A(VSTV). 15-21 st Feb. Sealdah. Street children welfare. 10. 8

IWC377A(VSTV). 22 -28th feb. Moulali Street Girls/Women Welfare 10. 8

IWC 378 (VSTV). 1-7th Mar. Sealdah. Street children welfare. 10. 7

IWC 379 (VSTV). 8-14th Mar. Moulali. Street Girls/Women Welfare 10. 8

IWC 380 (VSTV). 15-21st Mar. Sealdah. Street Children welfare. 10. 8

IWC 381 (VSTV). 22-28th Mar. Madhyamgram Painting vol. training place 10. 8

IWC 382. 1-14th Apr. Sealdah. Street children welfare. 10. 8

IWC 383 (VSTV). 8-14th Apr. Moulali Street Girls/Women Welfare 10. 8

IWC 384. 17-30th Apr. Sealdah. Street children welfare. 10. 8

IWC 385 (VSTV). 22-28th Apr. Madhyamgram Animal welfare. 10. 10

IWC 386. 1-14th May. Sealdah. Street children welfare. 20. 18

IWC 387 (VSTV). 8-14th May. Madhyamgram Environment 20. 18

IWC 388. 17-30th May. Sealdah. Street Children Welfare. 20. 18

IWC 389 (VSTV). 22-28th May. Madhyamgram Green House Construction. 20. 17

IWC 390. 1-14th June. Sealdah. Street children welfare. 20. 17

IWC 391 (VSTV). 8-14th June. Madhyamgram. Environment. 20. 17

IWC 392. 17-30th June. Sealdah. Street children welfare. 20. 17

IWC 393 (VSTV). 22-28th June. Madhyamgram. Green House Construction. 20. 17

IWC 394. 1-14th July. Sealdah. Street children welfare. 20. 18

IWC 395 (VSTV). 8-14th July. Madhyamgram. Environment. 20. 17

IWC 396. 17-30th July Sealdah. Street Children Welfare. 20. 20

IWC 397 (VSTV). 22-28th July Madhyamgram. Green House construction. 20. 20

IWC 398. 1-14th Aug. Sealdah. Street children welfare. 20. 14

IWC 399 (VSTV). 8-14th Aug. Moulali Street Girls /Women Welfare 20. 18

IWC 400. 17-30th Aug. Sealdah. Street children welfare. 20. 14

IWC 401 (VSTV). 22-28th Aug. Madhyamgram. Animal welfare. 10. 8

IWC 402. 1-14th Sep. Sealdah. Street children welfare. 20. 18

IWC 403 (VSTV). 8-14th Sep. Moulali. Street Girls/Women Welfare 20. 18

IWC 404. 17-30th Sep. Sealdah. Street Children Welfare. 20. 18

IWC 405 (VSTV). 22-28th Sep. Madhyamgram. Painting Volunteer center. 20. 18

IWC 406. 1-14th Oct. Sealdah. Street children welfare. 10. 10

IWC 407 (VSTV). 8-14th Oct. Moulali. Street Girls/Women Welfare 10. 10

IWC 408. 17-30th Oct. Sealdah. Street children welfare. 10. 10

IWC 409 (VSTV). 22-28th Oct. Madhyamgram. Animal welfare. 10. 10

IWC 410. 1-14th Nov. Sealdah. Street children welfare. 10. 10

IWC 411 (VSTV). 8-14th Nov. Moulali. Street Girls/Women Welfare 10. 10

IWC 412. 17-30th Nov. Sealdah. Street Children Welfare. 10. 10

IWC 413 (VSTV). 22-28th Nov. Madhyamgram. Painting 10. 10

IWC 414 (VSTV). 1-7th Dec. Sealdah. Street children welfare. 10. 10

IWC 415 (VSTV). 8-14th Dec. Moulali. Street Girls/Women Welfare 10. 10

IWC 416 (VSTV). 15-21st Dec. Sealdah. Street children welfare. 10. 10

IWC 417 (VSTV). 22-28th Dec Madhyamgram Animal welfare. 10. 10

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Apply soon to book your places with us .Contact our partners from your country. Any further help please
Email to Ms.Kamala ( International Volunteer Incharge)… smilengo.kamala@gmail.com

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