Having a child with a physical or mental disability creates negative social stigma for families in India, and low income families can find it especially difficult to support disabled children with the care they need.
For people living with special needs, extra attention and mentoring can make a significant difference to their education. As a volunteer, you’ll play an important role in providing individual assistance in learning tasks that students would not otherwise have.
This project is best suited to volunteers with a caring and compassionate nature who are patient, hardworking and willing to offer support with a range of duties. You can expect to help with basic sensory activities, life skills, learning English or help with physical movement.
Volunteers work with disabled children aged between 2 and 22 years of age in schools and care facilities. Disabilities range from severe to mild and many of the individuals supported by the project have both mental and physical disabilities. In addition to their disabilities, students only have a very basic understanding of English, so you’ll be supported by expert local carers at all times.
You are not required to have any previous experience to join this project, though an understanding of special needs education is beneficial.Apply now