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SlumAid - Education Provider

Details of the Charity:

SlumAid is a non-profit organisation working with some of the world’s poorest communities. We recruit and train volunteers all over the world and we operate in Mumbai, Jaipur and Nairobi. Thanks to our volunteers and local partner NGOs, we can provide education and healthcare services for children and mothers living in slum areas, by supporting a wide range of projects in education and healthcare.

SlumAid funds schools in slums for the many illiterate children who would be destined otherwise to work in dumping areas as rubbish collectors. We always need English teachers to support our existing full time teaching staff, who can add their own twist and inspire children to love learning. Education in English is an opportunity for these children who may find better jobs thanks to their language skills and might advance in their education. We also need medical students interested in supporting our healthcare projects, such as our Mumbai Mobile Clinics.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Our volunteers mainly teach English and help the local staff taking care of the pupils. 

Volunteers work 5 days per week, from Monday to Friday for about 7 hours a day. The minimum stay is 2 weeks. 

In Mumbai volunteers can use SlumAid’s flat as accommodation.

In Jaipur, volunteers stay in a safe guesthouse.

In Nairobi, volunteers use the volunteers’ accommodation in the Mukuru Project compound.

The prices of the accommodation are around 8 pounds per night in each of these accommodations. 

Skills Required:

  • Experience in education is not required however volunteers need to be able to teach basic notions of English grammar.
  • Volunteers also should be happy to organise fun activities for children.
  • Volunteers interested in working in the mobile clinic need to have basic medical skills.
  • Ability to adapt to diffcult situations.
  • DBS check required (provided free of charge by Brunel Volunteers
  • Flexibility 
  • Commitment
  • Curiosity

Additional Benefits:

For more information on our local partners:

Mumbai - Lok Seva Sangam - https://www.facebook.com/lok.sangam

Jaipur - Parva School - https://www.facebook.com/Parva-School-

Nairobi - Mukuru Promotion Centre - www.mercymukuru.co.ke

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