Long term volunteer India

SMILE Street Children Welfare and Teaching Project

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SMILENGO

LOCATION : MADHYAMGRAM (8 km from Kolkata Airport)

DATE :Ongoing (Any time), 2 weeks workcamp volunteers should arrive either 1-14th or 17-30th.
Duration : Min. 2 weeks & Max. 20 Weeks.

Long & Middle term Project Code : SMILE MLTV02 (4-20weeks)

Workcamps Codes and dates are as follows :-

Code Location Date Vol Req
SMILE IWC496 Kol 15-28Feb 15 SMILE IWC497Kol 1-14Mar 15
SMILE IWC500Kol17-30Mar 15
SMILE IWC501 Kol 1-14 Apr 15 SMILE IWC504Kol 17-30Apr 15
SMILE IWC505 Kol 1-14May 15

And so on……..

SMILE Workcamps 2018

ACTIVITIES: Working with Children like Teaching basic English, Any foreign language, Art, Craft, hygiene, playing, creative and entertainment activities. Other activities include like painting on wall, local language learning class, Cultural exchange etc.

Participation fees : INR12500 /head for minimum 1- 2 weeks duration (Approx 175€). INR 21000/head (Approx. €300)for 4 weeks duration and every extra weeks there after would cost INR 3750/head (Approx 75€) .REQUIRED to pay by cash on arrival to host family representative. One leader’s participation is Free for group above 10 members at a time . If Volunteers willing Us to organise weekends (Two weekend days, Everyday 10am-6 pm) guided Kolkata city trip then extra INR 3750 /head (Approx 50€)including team leader required to pay on arrival. This would cover their entry fees, snacks,

Transportation. There would be local members who would lead and guide the group.

Project Details:-
Target Group for these camps:- Helping Children (4-14 years) from the street( mostly refugees) of India to get basic education,vocational and hygienic training etc. Daily many children receives support at our different centres around.
Project Back ground :- 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. . 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 children face .
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.
Work & Activities :- Most important target of the project is to bring smile among these children and provide confidence and moral support to their mother .Volunteer would use different way of informal education technique to present a unique and attractive way of education programs for these kids .Most of these kids speaks local Bengali /Hindi language but they are very smart and intelligent.so teaching them with the support of local coordinator would not be so difficult ,just little bit of patience and involvement can solve this problem easily. All volunteers would go through orientation on arrival and two local language session during this camp. There would also be a workshop every evening when volunteers would prepare the next day lesson plan of action . For mothers informal vocational training and basic English teaching would be helpful . Volunteers would also help local coordinator in other activities like giving shower food distribution, organising drama,story telling and entertainment games for the children.whole camp would be run under the supervision of very experienced local project coordinator. Saturday and Sunday would be free days when volunteers can take rest or tour around the city or near by places.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 !

Example Daily Schedule:
Wake up early morning: 6 am
Breakfast: 6:30 am ( required to prepared by own)
Project hour : As per project In charge.
Lunch at 1:30-2 p.m
late afternoon: 3 – 5pm, workshop time for volunteers
Dinner : 7 – 7::30 pm ( volunteers required help themselves in serving ,washing )
After 8 pm exit door would be closed.No one allowed to go out or come in the accommodation after 8 pm everyday including weekends.
9:30 bed time
** Please remember that programme schedule or project site can be changed or altered by the Project In-charge if required and all volunteers are requested to cooperate with our local members and partners. All schedule should be followed and mandatory for everyone to participate and contribute **

Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, 2–30 volunteers in one room) shared accommodation (normally male & female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative at 12 noon.

Food: You will get 3 times local homemade food from host family as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.

Important Points:–
Please be careful about money and do not carry lots of money while going outside.
Please take the permission before taking any picture, respect all the given time schedule carefully and cooperate others in their work. Keep your luggage locked.
Smoking and alcohol are not allowed in the accommodation
Be careful about your camera, phone, valuables .Do not show your money and valuables.
Volunteers need to help the local members and respect local culture and tradition.
Giving gifts to any individual kid or any single family are not allowed, if you are interested to give any gift please contact with the project in charge and organize enough for all the kids /families . Please do not bring your camera while working in our projects. Photography in project area are not allowed.
All kids are equal to us , please do not give any special attention to any particular kid.
Volunteers are requested to pay their living cost soon after they arrive our place.
During orientation all volunteers will go through all the points and explain all the details.
Please bargain a lot before purchasing anything from the local market. Please do not bring outsider at your accommodation or show your whereabouts to any unknown people. It is important for your safety and security.
Volunteers are requested to not to involve in any sexual relationship or hugging or kissing in their accommodation with their co volunteers or in work place with any girls or boys (above 6 yrs) .
Please do not make quick friendship with unknown people that can be unsafe for you and always maintain the organization rules ,system and the atmosphere of family during your stay with us. Please do not show your whereabouts to any unknown people. Volunteers are always welcome to inform the camp in charge about their problem if they found any , It is very important for us to know if any volunteer face any kind of problem ,as early as we know about it , would be easier for us to solve it. We expect all volunteers’ kind cooperation during their stay in SMILE. Please be ready to adjust and flexible while staying in India.
All volunteers are requested to follow strictly the given time schedule for their projects ,breakfast, lunch, diner and returning time to the accommodation (if they go out ) should be before 8 p.m if they do not need diner or before 7 p.m if they need diner. Entrance door will be closed at 8 p.m on every night.
Try to bring SMILE among all kids. While going out please always carry the accommodation address and organization contact number with you. Please remember that there will be no guide from the organization during your free hour. In emergency you are requested to contact our contact number.
You are requested to bring required docs like passport copies, visa copies, 2 copies of your recent photos etc. which you requested to submit on your arrival to our representative.

Services that will be offered to all volunteers :—
1. 3 times local food (organized by the local service providers).
2. Shared /dormitory accommodation ,non Air cond. (simple type living standard either at hotel/guest house/school building /community house/host family as per available on arrival organized through the local service providers).
3. Airport pickup (volunteers are requested to meet our rep at the meeting point on time .Meeting details would be given through this info sheet. Train station pickup or hotel pickup are not available. Pickup service and accommodation may not available in case of early arrival. If any volunteer comes late then he/she should contact our office (email preferred) in advance and wait for our next available pickup service. Sometimes pickup service may not available on the same day if anyone miss their meeting time and in these cases volunteers are requested to wait for the next day pickup service. Volunteers are requested to stay at the airport lounge if they arrive at night. If any volunteer wish they can stay at any nearby hotel also. (There are plenty of hotels available on the road called V.I.P road ,within 2 k.m from the airport gate).Any cab driver can easily drop the volunteer at any nearby hotel. In these cases volunteers are requested to purchase pre paid taxi from the airport inside only.
4.Local staff will be available at every project site.
5.Emergency telephonic assistance are available.
6.Emergency personal assistance available (in case of major medical emergency cases only).

Services that will not be offered to volunteers:—–
1. Volunteers should not expect any special food ,fruits or drinks.
2. Air conditioned room or personal room or room of your own choice or changing room or changing project would not be available.
3. Medical cost, hospitalization cost, medicine cost, personal cost, personal transportation, air ticket, visa fees, entry fees, vaccination fees, entertainment cost, weekends trip cost or any other that are not mentioned in the “service that will be offered “section will not be available. All volunteers are requested to have their own medical and travel insurances available up to date with them.
4. Personal physical assistance outside of the project site are not available. Weekends trips and transportation are not included unless specified as it would incurred an extra fee.
What to bring: You can follow traditional packing lists, but here are several items that would be particularly helpful for this volunteer experience:
A bed sheet
malaria medication
flashlight
umbrella
mosquito repellent with DEET
sunscreen
alarm clock OR watch with alarm clock
journal
sleeping bag
Any games or craft items like Origami would be great for the kids
Rain coat
Snacks from your country
Music/ dress / special souvenir from your country
Medicine and first aid supplies for emergency personal use
Any special games or study material for kindergarten standard kids

Clothing: – fibrous (ex: linen or cotton or anything that is COOL and dries fast in natural sun)
– for women, bring conservative clothing that covers the shoulders (ex: shirts with capped sleeves) NO shorts, bikinis, sleeveless clothes outside your own bed room (strictly).
sandals
head covering (bandanas, hat)
towel that dries FAST.
Laundry and water: you can use water for washing once in a day .Drinking water and 2 hours/day wifi available ( maximum 4 person at a time) are available in house. Please cooperate with the local members.

Medical : All volunteers are requested to look after their own medical expenses and other personal expenses(transportation, medical cost, medicine cost, communicational cost, gift, toilet papers, laundry, drinks or anything that are not mentioned in the living cost section will be volunteers’ own responsibility) . Volunteers are also requested to carry your own medical and travel insurances.
Water: Please do not waste water / electricity.
Weekends : Free, You are welcome to travel nearby places but you are requested to join the Monday morning project on time.
Weekends attraction: Darjeeling, Bodh gaya, Puri, Sundarban, Digha etc.
Hospitals: There are many good hospitals available near center kolkata ie: Woodlands [24567075-89]; Bell vue Nursing Home[Ph: 2472321].
Tourist Information centre: 22289898.
Railway Booking centre: Foreigner Reservation Counter at Fairlie place near BBD Bag,very near from Esplanade area,Ph: 22206811 ;
Airport : Netaji Suvash Chandra International Airport ,Kolkata[ 8 km away from SMILE office and your accommodation].
Weekend Trip: There is weekend trip organized (against extra cost) by our travel partners. For more details please contact your camp In charge Ms. Kamala.
Head Office location: It is located at Madhyamgram ,which is around 20 k.m away from the centre kolkata but just 8 km away from the Airport.
Accommodation : Madhyamgram ( 20 km away from center kolkata, 8 km away from the Kolkata (Ccu) Airport ).
Visa : E-Tourist visa is easy and quick as long as you are a short term visitor and purpose of visit is Tourism. If you wish to volunteer for longterm then you should Apply for Employment Visa for Volunteering purpose in registered NGO like SMILE Society. You should apply in advance. Indian visa duration starts from the date of visa issued, so make your plan accordingly. You required some documents from our side which our partner or our Volunteer Coordination Incharge will explain you. If any documents hard copy required to send for visa then you required cover the delivery charges on arrival by cash as well. For some country visa on arrival also available for short term Volunteers.
Local host Family Address :
Can be informed before your visa application.
Nearest Rail Station: Madhyamgram
Nearest Bus stand: Madhyamgram
Nearest Market : Just 1.5 km away from the accommodation. There are some western type of markets also available ie: A.C Market, Forum, city centre , New Market around Esplanade and park street etc.
Tourist places: Museum, Victoria Memorial Hall, Kali ghat [ Goddess kali temple],Maidan, Howrah Bridge, Ganges River[ Most pious river among Hindus] etc.

Internet & Phone : There are many internet café and phone booth at city centre..
Introduction: When you are volunteering with SMILE, you are joining a family of fellow volunteers and NGO staff. Everyone is considered equal, and we are all committed to helping each other and most importantly, helping children. Cleaning room,toilet,dining place,living building are mandatory for every volunteer.

Meeting Point: As per Schedule given.

Transportation : You will have to use the local available group transportation organised for the camp during your term. Airport transfer would be available as per information.

Emergency Contact of SMILE :- 00919830150249 (What’s App) ,kamala@smilengo.org
Orientation: Soon after the Volunteer arrive , they will be taken to host family place to get refresh and take bit of rest before the orientation meeting take place. After the Orientation meeting volunteer will be allowed to participate in the project only.

Our Social Link details :-

www.smilengo.org,
www.youtube.com/smilengo1,
www.flikr.com/photos/smilengo,
www.facebook.com/SmileNgo,
www.twitter.com/smilengo_india,
http://smilengo1.blogspot.in,
Skype:smilengo.india,
ph:0091-9830150249, ( These number is only for What’s App)

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SMILE NGO India Volunteering Projects 2018 

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Greetings from SMILE NGO India.hope you had a great season. We like to thanks our all partner for their kind cooperation. We would love to see your kind cooperation in coming years as well. New partners are most welcome to work together and build up a strong partnership. 

SMILE India (All projects) 2018 : http://bit.ly/2lb5uf2, 

SMILE India 2018(E-vet, Xml version) : http://bit.ly/2hREjSK, 

SMILE Group Camps : http://bit.ly/2zyqu2W, 

SMILE Festival Camps : http://bit.ly/2iLeraM, 

SMILE Long & Medium Term Projects :http://bit.ly/2zMgwhD, 

SMILE Workcamps India : http://bit.ly/2yOTQNu, 

Please promote our upcoming projects in India.  SMILE Projects are waiting for your cooperation. Any groups or individuals are most welcome . Middle and Long term places are available as well. Let’s start a strong partnership. 

SMILENGO  India Workcamps have open places for your energetic youth volunteers……      

Upcoming Workcamps in 2017 also open. Our exciting camp of Happy Christmas Festival looking for your energetic youth volunteers between 17-30th Dec.       

   

All other projects are open as well for your energetic youth volunteers. 

Looking forward to receive your motivated volunteers in our projects India. For any queries please contact us anytime. 

Best regards

SMILE Team , India

http://www.smilengo.org

What’s App : +919830150249 

Angel from Street

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In this story ( true story) our hero is one of our Angel named NEPALI ,a 7 yrs old girl child from a NOMAD family. She lives wish her parents and 5 other siblings on the street near Sealdah Station. These children are almost regular participant of our project . She has got 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Her younger sister is Kajol who is 5 years old and her another sister is Ganesh who is 3 years old. Her elder brothers are Ram prasad, Naba, Ramjeet who are 17, 13 and 10 years old respectively.

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lt was like any other day when we arrive at our Street Children Welfare Project based at Sealdah .we were totally shocked by an incident which turned our face pale and emaciated.

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NEPALI was crying because of severe pain and her palm completely burnt from all angles!! Her family came running to us with tears. Nepali was writhing in pain and couldn’t stop crying.
Actually the real incident was that – she was playing with her little sister carrying a drawing book (given by us) and by mistake the notebook fell inside a burning brick furnace(used for cooking). Nepali while trying to take the notebook out from the furnace fataly bruised her left palm and her flesh was totally flushed out from her skin.Her hair burnt completly.

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It was certainly a huge catastrophe which befell her and her family!! Nepali’s parents took her to the nearest hospital but the doctors refused to treat her since she was belonging from the family of ‘nomads’ and giving an excuse that the treatment is too expensive and not possible for the family to bear!! Certainly we didn’t wasted any precious time and soon began to treat the little angel by our love and affection if not by MONEY!!

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We instantly took the picture and sent to our associated physician for advice but it all sounds for an really expensive treatment which was not at all possible for the family ,we had to take our call ,one of our team member got First AID ,Nursing training and depending  on our limited resourses we started our tireless but dedicated journey in nursing the palm. It took us more than 3 weeks to bring the palm back into its original state.Every day we strived tirelessly in curing the palm. It wasn’t a easy task but we know that “WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY!!” Each day we washed her burnt area and applied some antiseptic ointments and finally bandaged that area. After 3 weeks time her palm was truly back into its original state and we were the most happiest people on the planet. Sometimes love,affection and dedication do the miracles!

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-SMILE ,India
International Workcamp

SMILE India latest FPL

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SMILE international Workcamp Free places list :-

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CampCode. Date. Location. Projectname. Work Type. Vol. required.   Vol. places open

SMILE IWC 388 17-30 May Sealdah Street Children welfare TE, EDU, SOCIAL 20. 16

SMILE IWC 389 22-28 May Madhyamgram Green House Farming ENV, MANU 20. 16

SMILE IWC 390 1-14 June Sealdah. Street children welfare TE, Social, Edu. 20. 16

SMILE IWC 391 8-14 June Madhyamgram Green House Farming ENV, Manual 20. 16

SMILE IWC 392 17-30 June Sealdah Street Children Welfare TR, Edu, Social 20. 14

SMILE IWC 393 22-28 June Madhyamgram Green House Farming ENV, Manual 20. 16

SMILE IWC 394 1-14 July Sealdah Street children welfare TE, Edu, Social 20. 11

SMILE IWC 395 8-14 July Madhyamgram Green House Farming ENV, Manual 20. 16

SMILE IWC 396 17-30 July Sealdah Street children welfare TE, Edu, Social 20. 13

SMILE IWC 397 22-28 July Madhyamgram Green House farming ENV, Manual 20. 16

SMILE IWC 398 1-14 August Sealdah Street children welfare TE,Social, Edu 20. 08

SMILE IWC 399 8-14 August Moulali Street women welfare TE, Edu,Social 20. 16

SMILE IWC 400 17-30 August Sealdah Street children TE, Edu,Social 20. 11

SMILE IWC 401 22-28 August Madhyamgram Animal welfare Animal 10. 7

SMILE IWC 402 1-14 Sep Sealdah Street children welfare TE, Edu, Social 20. 16

SMILE IWC 403 8-14 Sep Moulali Street women welfare Social, TE, Edu 20. 18

SMILE IWC 404 17-30 Sep Sealdah Street children welfare TE, Edu, Social 20. 18

SMILE IWC 405 22-28 Sep Madhyamgram Painting Manual 20. 18

SMILE IWC 406 1-14 Oct Sealdah Street children welfare TE, Social,Edu 10. 7

SMILE IWC 407 8-14 Oct Moulali Street Women Welfare TE, Social, Edu 10. 7

SMILE IWC 408 17-30 Oct Sealdah Street children welfare TE, Social, Edu 10. 10

SMILE IWC 409 22-28 Oct Madhyamgram Animal Welfare Animal 10. 10

SMILE IWC 410 1-14 Nov Sealdah Street children welfare TE, Edu, Social 10. 10

SMILE IWC 411 8-14 Nov Moulali Street women welfare TE, Social,Edu 10. 10

SMILE IWC 412 17-30 Nov Sealdah Street children welfare TE, Edu, Social 10. 10

SMILE IWC 413 22-28 Nov Madhyamgram Painting Manual 10. 10

SMILE IWC 414 1-14 Dec Sealdah Street Children Welfare TE, Edu, Social 10. 10

SMILE IWC 415 8-14 Dec Moulali Street women welfare TE, Social, Edu 10. 10

SMILE IWC 416 17-30 Dec Sealdah Street Children welfare TE, Edu , Social 10. 10

SMILE IWC 417 22-28 Dec Madhyamgram  Animal Animal 10. 10,

SMILE Long and Medium term Volunteering opportunities list 2015:-

Project Code Date Location Project Name Work Type Vol. Required Open Places

SMILE  LTV01/ MTV 01 Ongoing Sealdah Street children welfare Social, TE, Edu 4/6. 3/6

SMILE LTV1a/ MTV 1a ongoing Moulali Street Women Empowerment / welfare Social, TE, Edu, 6/6. 6/5

SMILE LTV 03/ MTV 03 ongoing Madhyamgram Animal welfare Animal 4/4. 4/3

SMILE LTV 04/ MTV 04 ongoing Madhyamgram Farming ENV, Construction 4/10  4/8

URGENT ! URGENT ! URGENT !

Group Workcamp opportunities in India !!!!

* Green House construction and organic farming

Starting Date: 1st june & 1st july( Any other months also welcome)
Age:16+
Group Size :4-10
Duration: 4-8 weeks
living cost : €350/head for minimum 4 weeks and every extra week cost €75/week/head

Details for other projects :-

Duration :-1 week( VSTV) ,2 weeks ( Workcamp), 8 weeks ( MTV), 12-24 weeks ( LTV)
Weekends:- OFF

Living cost : Euro 100/head for 1 week and Euro 200 /head for 2 weeks, Euro 350 for 4 weeks , Euro 500 for 6 weeks ,Euro 650 / head for 8 weeks and Euro 950 / head for 12 weeks. For MTV and LTV projects every extra week after minimum duration would cost Euro 70/ head/ week,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 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 ).

SMILE Project details :-
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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!
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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 !
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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 !! 
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3.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 ho 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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4.Project :Green House Construction and farming

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 
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5.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.
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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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Important Points :-
****Interested Group for package project can apply for 1-3 weeks volunteering + 1 week 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 VSTV and 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 ***

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

*** On arrival ( Kolkata Airport ,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 3A exit gate . Any problem Volunteers can contact our emergency email or phone given with the acceptance email .
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Important Documents required:-

* Recent photograph
* Passport copy
* Visa copy
* Reference letter

please submit the scanned copies via email and hard copies on arrival.
On acceptance SMILE office would confirm volunyeers over email asap. Volunteers are requested to apply for visa and book flight ticket for kolkaya volunyeers( CCU) ,India airport asap.

If there is any problem do not hesitate to contact me anytime.We will issue the infosheet with all required details on acceptance of you application.
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Our Social Networks are as follows :-
Homepage:-www.smilengo.org
Emails:- kamala@smilengo.org , smilengo.kamala@gmail.com,
Project  available :- http://smilengo1.blogspot.in,
Volunteers’ feedback and project videos available :- www.youtube.com/smilengo1,
Images :- www.flickr.com/photos/smilengo,www.instagram.com/smilengo,
Twitter@smilengo_india,@WorkcampIndia,
Facebook:- http://www.facebook.com/smilengo.india,
Facebook page:- http://www.facebook.com/SmileNgo,
Skype:- smilengo.india,
Ph:0091-9830150249 ,
We Chat :-0091-9830150249
QQ:2256862546,
Line:smilengo,
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Best regards
Kamala Saha
Head of the International Volunteering Coordination
SMILE Society ( NGO)
India

SMILE Free places

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SMILE international Workcamp Free places list :- (15-02-2015)

Camp Code Date Location Project Worktype Vol.required Vol. places open

SMILE IWC 377A 22-28 Feb Moulali Street Women welfare Social ,Edu, TE 10. 8

SMILE IWC 378. 1-7 March Sealdah Street children welfare Social, TE, Edu. 10. 7

SMILE IWC 379. 8-14 March Moulai. Street Women Welfare Social, TE, Edu. 10. 8

SMILE IWC 380. 15-21 March Sealdah Street children welfare Social, TE, Edu. 10 8

SMILE IWC 381 22-28 March Madhyamgram. Volunteer shelter painting Painting 10. 8

SMILE IWC 382. 1-14 April Sealdah. Street children welfare Social, TE, Edu. 10. 8

SMILE IWC 383. 8-14 April Moulali Street women welfare Social, TE, Edu. 10. 8

SMILE IWC 384. 17-30 April Sealdah. Street children welfare Social, TE, Edu. 10. 8

SMILE IWC 385. 22-28 April Madhyamgram. Animal welfare. Social, Animal 10. 8

SMILE IWC 386. 1-14 May. Sealdah Street children TE, Social, 20 18

SMILE IWC 387. 8-14 May Madhyamgram. Green House Farming ENV, MANU. 20. 18

SMILE IWC 388. 17-30 May Sealdah Street Children welfare. TE, EDU, SOCIAL. 20. 18

SMILE IWC 389. 22-28 May Madhyamgram. Green House Farming ENV, MANU. 20. 17

SMILE IWC 390. 1-14 June Sealdah. Street children welfare TE, Social, Edu. 20. 17

SMILE IWC 391. 8-14 June Madhyamgram. Green House Farming ENV, Manual. 20. 17

SMILE IWC 392. 17-30 June Sealdah. Street Children Welfare TE, Edu, Social. 20. 17

SMILE IWC 393. 22-28 June Madhyamgram. Green House Farming ENV, Manual. 20. 17

SMILE IWC 394. 1-14 July. Sealdah. Street children welfare TE, Edu, Social. 20. 18

SMILE IWC 395. 8-14 July Madhyamgram. Green House Farming ENV, Manual. 20. 17

SMILE IWC 396. 17-30 July Sealdah. Street children welfare TE, Edu, Social. 20. 20.

SMILE IWC 397. 22-28 July Madhyamgram. Green House farming ENV, Manual. 20. 20

SMILE IWC 398 1-14 August. Sealdah. Street children welfare TE,Social, Edu. 20. 14.

SMILE IWC 399. 8-14 August Moulali. Street women welfare TE, Edu,Social. 20. 18

SMILE IWC 400. 17-30 August Sealdah Street children TE, Edu,Social. 20. 14

SMILE IWC 401. 22-28 August Madhyamgram. Animal welfare Animal. 10. 8

SMILE IWC 402. 1-14 Sep Sealdah. Street children welfare TE, Edu, Social. 20. 18

SMILE IWC 403. 8-14 Sep Moulali. Street women welfare Social, TE, Edu. 20. 18.

SMILE IWC 404. 17-30 Sep Sealdah. Street children welfare TE, Edu, Social. 20. 20

SMILE IWC 405 22-28 Sep Madhyamgram. Painting. Manual 20. 18

SMILE IWC 406 1-14 Oct Sealdah Street children welfare TE, Social,Edu. 10. 10

SMILE IWC 407. 8-14 Oct Moulali Street Women Welfare TE, Social, Edu. 10. 10

SMILE IWC 408. 17-30 Oct. Sealdah. Street children welfare TE, Social, Edu 10 10

SMILE IWC 409. 22-28 Oct Madhyamgram. Animal Welfare Animal. 10. 10

SMILE IWC 410. 1-14 Nov Sealdah. Street children welfare TE, Edu, Social. 10. 10

SMILE IWC 411. 8-14 Nov Moulali. Street women welfare TE, Social,Edu. 10. 10

SMILE IWC 412. 17-30 Nov. Sealdah. Street children welfare TE, Edu, Social. 10. 10

SMILE IWC 413. 22-28 Nov. Madhyamgram. Painting. Manual. 10. 10

SMILE IWC 414. 1-14 Dec Sealdah. Street Children Welfare TE, Edu, Social. 10. 10.

SMILE IWC 415. 8-14 Dec Moulali. Street women welfare TE, Social, Edu. 10. 10

SMILE IWC 416. 17-30 Dec Sealdah. Street Children welfare TE, Edu , Social. 10. 10

SMILE IWC 417. 22-28 Dec Madhyamgram. Animal. Animal 10. 10

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SMILE Long and Medium term Volunteering opportunities list 2015:-

Project Code Date Location Project Name Work Type Vol. Required Open Places

SMILE 01/ MTV 01. Ongoing. Sealdah. Street children welfare Social, TE, Edu 4/6. 3/6

SMILE LTV1a/ MTV 1a ongoing. Moulali. Street Women Empowerment / welfare Social, TE, Edu, 6/6. 6/5

SMILE LTV 03/ MTV 03. ongoing. Madhyamgram. Animal welfare Animal. 4/4. 4/3

SMILE LTV 04/ MTV 04. ongoing. Madhyamgram. Farming. ENV, Construction 4/4. 4/3
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Duration :-1 week( VSTV) ,2 weeks ( Workcamp), 8 weeks ( MTV), 12 weeks ( LTV)

Weekends:- OFF

Living cost : Euro 100/head for 1 week and Euro 200 /head for 2 weeks, Euro 650 / head for 8 weeks and Euro 950 / head for 12 weeks. For MTV and LTV projects every extra week after minimum duration woukd cost Euro 70/ head/ week,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 ).

***To encourage Asian students in International Workcamp SMILE receiving a special grant from local host and under this special grant a special discounted living cost offered to all Asian student participants who will receive 25% flat discount on living cost at SMILE 1-2 weeks workcamps only.***

SMILE Project details :-

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:- 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 ho 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.

4.Project :Green House Construction and farming

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 

5.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.
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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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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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Regards

Kamala
International Volunteer Incharge
SMILE Admin
SMILE Society (NGO),India Head Office ,
Member of CCIVS( in association with UNESCO),NVDA,WANGO,
http://www.smilengo.org
http://facebook.com/smilengo.india
http://twitter.com/smilengo_india
http://www.youtube.com/smilengo1
http://www.instagram.com/smilengo
Skype:smilengo.india
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We Chat:00919830150249
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SMILE Group Camps India

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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.

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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 .