SMILE International Workcamp 2016

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SMILE Workcamp Opportunities 2016:-
   

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Duration :-2 weeks ( Workcamp),

Weekends:- OFF

Living cost : As per local host.

Cost includes:- 3 times local food, shared dorm room at local host family,public transportation (train ) to and fro project and  accommodation,Airport pickup on arrival, drinking water , local coordinator support at every project,2 days orientation , work shop training ( Mon-Fri) , Pre departure orientation , emergency support ,local language training on arrival 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 !! 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!

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2.Project :- Street children/ Women empowerment project ( TE,EDU,HC,SW)

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  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.our target to bring smile on ever mother too with their children.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 !

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3.Project:Painting /Construction of  training center( RENO,Painting )


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 !! 

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4. Project :Green House Construction and organic farming Project ( Farming, Manu)

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 .

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

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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6. Project:-Cultural Exchange , local language & cooking learning 
Location : Madhyamgram 


Details:- India is always been famous for its culture ,tradition,language and food cuisine . Different culture ,dress code ,language and cooking style made the country like a continent ! While volunteering in this camps youth can have chance to interact with the East Indian ( Bengali ) culture and food . Volunteers and local family together exchange the culture and cook food . Volunteers would have a chance to learn Indian yoga & meditation basic lesion in this camp.Youth volunteers have golden chance to know about the ethnic heritage of East Indian cuisine and tradition . It would a great fun filled time for groups.

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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 2 person)

* weekends exciting city ( kolkata ) and around trip can also be organised against extra cost.
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International Workcamp (2 weeks)  list 2016 :-

Camp Code  Date. Location   Proj   Work   Vol. Req  Open place

SMILE IWC418. 
1-14th Jan. 
Sealdah. 
Street children  
TE,SOCI,HC,MANU
10.           10
10.         10

SMILE IWC419
3-15th Jan
Madhyamgram 
Inter Cultural Exchange
Culture
  ,Cooking
,Language
10.          10
10.         10

SMILE IWC420
15-28th Jan
Madhyamgram

Animal Welfare
Animal,MANU, SOCI
5.               5
5.             5

SMILE IWC421
17-30th Jan
Sealdah
Street Children 
TE,SOCI,HC,MANU
10.          10
10.           10

SMILE IWC422
1-14th Feb
Moulali
Street kids & women
TE,SOCI,HC,MANU
10.          10
10.           10

SMILE IWC423
8-20th Feb
Sealdah
Street Children
TE,SOCI,HC,MANU
10.           10
10.           10

SMILE IWC424
15-28th Feb
Madhyamgram

Organic 
Farming
Farming,
MANU
5.              5
5.               5

SMILE IWC425
1-14th Mar
Sealdah
Street Children
TE,SOCI,HC,MANU
10.          10
10.         10

SMILE IWC426
8-20th Mar
Madhyamgram

Organic 
Farming
Farming,
AGRI,
MANU
5.              5
5.              5

SMILE IWC427
17-30th Mar
Sealdah
Street children
TE,SOCI,HC,MANU
10.           10
10.          10

SMILE IWC428
1-14th April
Sealdah
Street Children
TE,SOCI,HC,MANU
10.          10
10.           10

SMILE IWC429
8-20th April
Madhyamgram

Animal Welfare
Animal,
MANU,

5.               5
5.               5

SMILE IWC430
17-30th April
Sealdah
Street Children
TE,SOCI,HC,MANU
10.           10
10.           10

SMILE IWC431
1-14th May
Moulali
Street kids & Women
TE,SOCI,HC,MANU
10.          10
10.          10

SMILE IWC432
8-20th May
Madhyamgram

Animal Welfare
Animal,
MANU
10.           10
10.           10

SMILE IWC433
17-30th May
Sealdah
Street Children
TE,SOCI, HC,MANU
10.           10
10.           10

SMILE IWC434
1-14th June
Sealdah
Street Kids & Women
TE,SOCI,HC,MANU
10.           10
10.           10

SMILE IWC435
8-20th June
Madhyamgram

Animal Welfare
Animal,MANU
5                5
5                5

SMILE IWC436
17-30th June
Sealdah
Street Children
TE,SOCI,HC,MANU
10.           10
10.           10

SMILE IWC437
1-14th July
Sealdah
Street kids & Women
TE,SOCI,HC,MANU
10.           10
10.           10

SMILE IWC438
3-15th July
Madhyamgram

Inter Cultural Exchange
CUL,
YOGA,
Meditation,
Cooking
10.          10
10.          10

SMILE IWC439
15-28th July
Madhyamgram

Green House & Organic Farming
AGRI,
MANU,

10.          10
10.          10

SMILE IWC440
17-30th July
Sealdah
Street kids & Women
TE,MANU,HC,MANU,SOCI
10.          10
10.          10

SMILE IWC441
1-14th Aug
Sealdah
Street kids & Women
TE,SOCI,HC
10.          10
10.          10

SMILE IWC442
3-15th Aug
Madhyamgram
Inter Cultural Exchange 
Language,
Cooking,
Meditation
10.          10
10.           10

SMILE IWC443
15-28th Aug
Madhyamgram
Organic Farming
AGRI,
MANU
10.           10
10.           10

SMILE IWC444
17-30th Aug
Sealdah
Street kids & Women
TE,HC,SOCI
10.          10
10.          10

SMILE IWC445
1-14th Sep
Sealdah
Street kids & Women
TE,HC,SOCI
10.           10
10.           10

SMILE IWC446
8-20th Sep
Madhyamgram

Animal
Welfare
Animal,
MANU
5.               5
5.               5

SMILE IWC447
17-30th Sep
Sealdah
Street kids & Women
TE,HC,SOCI
10.          10
10.           10

SMILE IWC448
1-14th Oct
Sealdah
Street Children
TE,HC,SOCI
10.          10
10.          10

SMILE IWC449
8-20th Oct
Madhyamgram

Organic
Farming
AGRI
MANU
5.            5
5.            5

SMILE IWC450
17-30th Oct
Sealdah
Street Children
TE,HC,SOCI
10.           10
10.           10

SMILE IWC451
1-14th Nov
Sealdah
Street Children
TE,HC,SOCI
10.           10
10.           10

SMILE IWC452
17-30th Nov
Sealdah
Street Children
TE,HC,SOCI
10.           10
10.           10

SMILE IWC453
1-14th Dec
Sealdah
Street Children
TE,SOCI,HC
10.          10
10.          10

SMILE IWC454
15-28th Dec
Madhyamgram
Inter Cultural Exchange
Culture
Cooking
Yoga
Language
10.           10
10.           10

SMILE IWC455
17-30th Dec
Sealdah
Street Children
TE,SOCI,HC
10.          10
10.           10

Important Points :-

****Interested Group for package trip ,cost would be as per trip type and facilities provided . Our trips are all organised by professional travel partners.****

***On confirm application every volunteer will receive INFO SHEET of the applied project with further minute details,pickup information,emergency contact etc.***

*** Living cost for all programme goes directly to the Local host in full, against their living arrangement services for volunteers .SMILE receive NO Registration Fees OR donation In any form ,from any International Volunteers***

***  Any  Workcamp place or type of activities can be changed as per Camp In-  Charge decision depending on last minute situation without any prior information or last moment information. NO cancellation of any Camp date will be there in SMILE 🙂  but projects can be merged with other ongoing project at any single place with different work types  in case of less than 50% volunteer arrived in any Camp .Partners and volunteers are requested to cooperate.  Thanks for Your kind understanding.***

*** Living cost is a Non refundable and non transferable amount paid to the host representative by cash on arrival for full duration applied***

*** Once applied for any project ,it can not be cancelled or altered ***

*** On arrival ( Kolkata Airport (ccu ,India ) volunteers are requested to wait at meeting place . Pick up service available on the first day of the project at 12 noon outside of the kolkata airport 4A exit gate . Any problem Volunteers can contact our emergency email or phone given with the acceptance email .
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