TGL Education and Outreach School in India

Goa, India

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15 people
7 days
Code: 482
Activity and Adventure, Care Work, Teaching, Volunteering Abroad
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The school is located in Aldona, a village in North Goa, were the population of migrants are increasing day by day, which has been the tradition in Goa since the last few years. The direct and negative impact of this tradition is to the school going children. They have to drop out of their schools for 4-5 months every year, as their family migrates to this village. Most of the migrants are from far away regions of Northern India (eg., Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Kolkata etc). This migrant community, setup tents on the outskirts of cities such as this village and live there for almost a year depending on the jobs they find. The longer they stay back the longer the children do not get the opportunity to go to school, thus they end up working at a very tender age to gain extra income for their families. Thus, the main objective of this project is to encourage these migrated children and give them an opportunity to continue their schooling with us.

Despite, there being a public school already in the vicinity doesn’t seem effective due to various reasons and there are some factors such as:

  • The community’s understanding that education is less important
  • The distance to the school (5 Km), where the children find it difficult to walk as there are no local transportation provided by the public school.
  • Financial constraints
  • Migratory tradition of the community

To overcome these and to make education accessible to this underprivileged population, we have come up with an alternative and have taken the initiative to run a community school at the village, where the education is free of cost and at a walking distance for the children of the community.

Our main concern is the realization of sustainable peace and development in which the youth, women, elderly, adults and children are involved in positive activities that will ensure socio-economic welfare in this village. The vision of TGL is to carry out skill transfer to the younger generation who are not fortunate enough to be trained or even to go to school because of their financial constraints and migration.

Activities at the School: You will be involved in various activities such as

  • Provide regular basic education for migrated children in the age group of 5 to 14 in Aldona village
  • Conduct vocational skill trainings for young adults both men and women in the field of accounting, handicraft, and computer proficiency
  • To develop infrastructure in the village such as better accessible roads, build toilets, construct rainwater harvesting system, and setting up libraries
  • Conduct workshops and training to make kitchen gardens, teaching health, hygiene habits and nutrition
  • Environmental camps to spread the awareness of household waste management, planting, and river cleaning
  • Classes for kindergarten children during the day as their parents go to work
  • Organizing summer camps
  • Conducting sports coaching camps in football for the children of the community

Facilities at the School:

  • Project Coordinator
  • Dedicated teacher for the courses
  • Well organized classrooms
  • Sports coaching
  • Well organized summer camps
  • Availability of computer equipments and tailoring equipments
  • Well organized workshops.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives

The community school is a center for multi-purpose functions, such as center for kindergarten, tuition, sports coaching, vocational training, holiday camps, awareness camp, and more…to provide accessibility to quality coaching, education and literature for the community at large.

Monday to Friday
  • June to April – Kindergarten School from morning 09:00 to 12:00; Monday to Friday
  • June to April – Special Evening Tuitions from 15:00 to 17:00; Monday to Friday
  • April and May – Summer camps; 09:00 to 12:00; Monday to Friday
  • All year computer, accounts, handicraft, and tailoring training for young adults from 15:00 to 17:00

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements
  • Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance.
  • Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance.
Additional Equipment

There are no specific equipments.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

Flights, Travel Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations or Personal Spending Money

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