North India Tibet Relief Fund
Tibet Relief Fund is a charity that was founded in 1959, within months of the Dalai Lama arriving in India following his escape from Tibet. Thousands of Tibetans followed him, crossing the Himalayas on foot to begin a life in exile as refugees. TRF support exiled refugee communities by sponsoring educational and healthcare activities to improve lives though empowerment and increase job opportunities.
You will live in the community in an amazing location and join in cultural activities and events. The work will be challenging but fun and rewarding. Volunteers will gain a real insight into both the Tibetan and Indian cultures, gaining much more than a tourist passing through the country. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to embrace every opportunity to participate in cultural activities!
We are looking for volunteers with either experience of, or a passion for working with children and young people. Volunteers will run activities with an educational emphasis, this may include games, crafts, English teaching, sports, reading, writing and working with children with special educational needs. There is also the opportunity for experienced/ final year physiotherapists to develop and deliver a programme with school staff to support physically disabled pupils. Volunteers will work in pairs to deliver activities in Ngoenga school for the disabled and mainstream TRF schools across the following themes:
- teaching & education studies;
- social work & youth development;
- play work;
- sports and PE;
- counselling and therapeutic studies;
- arts therapy;
- Physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
Project location: Dehradun and Mussoorie, North India
Duration: 2 weeks
Fundraising: £100 contribution towards the charity you are working with
Applications available from late October (more information to follow soon).