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Godavari experience
Reading room, Mysore, Mercara, Kodagu
2 weeks

The quality of state primary education for underprivileged children is poor in India. The situation is dire in the rural areas, where often, children have to make do with dingy classrooms, absent toilets, libraries, labs, or even sports equipment.

What we do: Peace Child India has chosen fifty government rural schools to turn into ‘model schools’ Peace Child India teams have for the last two years, built toilets, libraries and provided sports equipment in more than 10 schools.

The objective is to show the Government that with very little money and a lot of voluntary spirit, the goal of educating children in India can be achieved
Your voluntary work: SEVEN DAYS

Your objective would be to turn a dilapidated room in an impoverished school into a bright and cheerful ‘reading room’. This will be a place that will make children happy to be in and read the books stacked there.

The ideas and inspiration for the room will be sourced through interaction with the students. They will also join in the work. Our staff will provide all materials and guidance.

In between the work days, you will have a chance to view a Bollywood film in a theatre, learn Indian cooking and how to wear a Sari (female) or Kurta (male)
The tour: TWO DAYS

You will visit the historic city of Mysore, capital of the kingdom of Mysore, with its beautiful palaces, markets, museums and elephants. World famous silk, sandalwood and traditional handicraft can be admired and bought cheaply here

THREE DAYS

You will stay in Madikeri on a coffee plantation, with daily treks into the surrounding rainforest. Safari into the jungle to watch elephant, monkeys, birds and other fauna frolic. Games and barbeque in the evening, in a perfect natural setting with only the calls of the birds and animals to bring you out of your reverie. Shower in fresh, pure mountain waterfalls that dot this region.

FINAL DAY

After all this travel and activity, you have a day in Bangalore to catch you breath, get a certificate from us and a special meal, do some final shopping, say goodbye to your new friends and the city and catch your flight back home.
Your contribution: £440 or approximately $700
Price is all inclusive (full board, lodging, travel, taxes, tickets etc)