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Verein: AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V.
Projekt: Activating disabled children in Japhti
Bewerbungsende: 01.10.2009
Status: Stelle gestrichen
Laufzeit: ab   Februar oder August 2010 - 12 Monate
Sprache im Projekt: keine Angaben

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Bewerbungsbeginn für die Abreise im Sommer eines Jahres ist immer der 1. September des Vorjahres. Bewerbungsschluss ist 30. September.
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Personal skills: • Adaptable to a new culture
• Exellent communication skills for being able to communicate with children that speak no or only very little english.
• Experience in working with disabeld children and adults could be an asset

• Creativity and ability to implement own ideas
• Your appearance should be presentable at the project. In many cases, a “dress code” is mandatory: long sleeves and pants, no extravagant or minimal clothing
Preparation needed: • Do a search on google “Kannada Lessons”. Since most of the children speak only little English you should be open for alternative ways of communication and for learning some basics in the local language (Kannada).
• The work will be quite challenging and it would be useful for you to start thinking about ideas for activities you might want to conduct in the school.
• Furthermore it would be helpful for you to bring some material (and ideas!) for teaching and playing.


Japhti School

Two years ago, FSL came in contact with a small school for disabled children situated in the village of Japthi, 30 minutes away from Kundapur. At that time, Mr. Krishna Kuttey was running this shelter for physically and mentally challenged children. After organising several work camps (2 to 3 weeks projects) to renovate the shelter and after having had many long and middle term volunteers working there, the situation has improved a lot as far as the living conditions are concerned. Nevertheless, the school needs volunteers to work permanently there to keep the spirit going and keep improving the place. The living conditions are still very basic, the children sleep on the floor, over thin mats, and the shelter lacks equipment and basic amenities. The shelter is also understaffed, a few helpers are working there to take care of the daily needs of the children, but the place needs the good will and enthusiasm of volunteers to make the children’s life more cheerful. There are 25 children between the age of 6 to 18 years and all of them live in the shelter.

The work:

Offer free time activities for the children. Improve listening & conversation scales by Informal English Teaching methods.

Time commitment:

Monday to Friday, at least 5 hours per day. School Holidays are at April and May, October. There is not yet the possibility to host volunteers during examination or holidays. Weekends are free, and you can plan accordingly for any travel or free time activities. Holidays during your voluntary service are not allowed.

What you can expect:

New building with western facilities. You can find good equipment every where and there is a lot of space for students to play. You can teach together with the teacher, and this school would like the volunteer to become a part of the curriculum they offer to Thai students.

Project’s Aims:

- interact with the children
- take care of their daily needs
- to teach basic knowlegde and/or English

You will be staying in a host family. Basic Indian food and drinking water will be provided, 3 meals per day. Any extra food, such as chocolates, soft drinks and cookies will have to be purchased by the volunteers.

Information of the Area:
Kundapur, a town in the district of Udupi, on the west coast of Karnataka State, is the base of many projects FSL. One of our homebase is situated there and allows us to coordinate the different projects that are spread in and around Kundapur. It is situated 450 Km from Bangalore.

Places of Interest in Kundapur:

A few kilometers away from Kundapur there is the Maravanthe Beach. Here you can witness the remarkable beauty of this majestic beach. It is also well known for the uniquenss of the scene we witness, since in the middle there is a road, which is bordered on one side by the Arabian sea and on the other by the Satupurnika river.
Kundapur is very close to the Western Ghats.

Around 50 kms from Kundapur is situated the famous Kollur Temple at the foothills of the western ghats. This well known temple, devoted to the goddess Parvathi is visited by pilgrims from all over India who believe in her mystical power. It's believed that Kollur is one of the seven pilgrimages which were created by Parashurama.
The Jog falls are also near Kundapur. These are magnificent falls, set in the wild and unspoilt surroundings.