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Your most preferred destination to travel to India will become meaningful if you are participating in our sports and physical training projects. Tourists travel to capture it’s beauty, people’s lifestyle and it’s cultural diversity. Combining your travel and our sports project adds meaning and creates impacts in the lives of the people in India. You can make simple differences by helping children and teachers to improve their sports and physical education.What is in Sports and Physical Training :
You will find simple schools to clubs who provide training in sports and physical education in India. Some of them are well equipped and most of them are poorly equipped with infrastructures. Children are always eager to learn and waiting to talk to you. You don’t have to be a professional teacher. Your systematic involvement and support in sports will make substantial changes in improving the sports in Indian schools and colleges. You can choose to get involved in clubs or with simple under equipped institutions. Cricket is India’s popular game followed by football, hockey, Kabaddi (indigenous to India) and other games. You can give your preference to share your professional skills with needy institutions. Sometimes it is challenging but most of the teachers are good in imparting skills but lack in structure. If you are skilled you may train the teachers too.
|Project||Sports and Physical Training|
|Duration||Minimum 2 weeks - Maximum 8 weeks|
|Support||Primarily teaching sports and physical training.|
|Visas||Once you apply you will receive the visa information pack.|
|Prices||Refer our price list|
|Terms and Conditions||Click here to view(Terms and Conditions)|
|Accommodation||Shared rooms in guest houses or host families.|
|Food||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Refreshments|
|Support||Local staff team with 24hrs emergency support|
|Airport Transfers||Included for arrival and departures|
|Pre-Departure Kit||Full project details will be sent after your registration|
|Orientation||Two days introduction to Madurai and on Indian culture|
|Flights, Insurance, personal expenses, personal tour travels and visa expenses.|
India is a great adventurous destination to travel and to live. One has to adapt to different lifestyle and culture totally different from the west. India is colorful, rich in culture and at some time chaotic but the same becomes adventurous. The cultural heritages and architectures are 5000 years old and vibrate ancient wisdom and science. Modern developments like roads and infrastructures are shown as priorities for developments. Most of the cities have well developed modern airports connected with metros and transport system. India is the second most populated country in the world. Cities have good infrastructure than compared to the rural areas. The economy is dependent on agriculture. The gap between the rich and poor is widening and the marginalized are the tribal and migrants who move to the cities for mundane job opportunities.Schools in Madurai:
The education system in India is divided into Preprimary (kinter gardens), Primary School (age 6 to 10 years) Middle School (age 11 to 13 years) High School (age 14 and 15) and Higher Secondary (age 16 to 18 years). Students complete 12th class before they complete 18 years of age. After the school education they move to Graduation and Post Graduation courses in Universities. Usually you will be training between thirty and forty students in a training session. However, the size can vary in depending on the school and age of the children. You could be teaching children as young as three yearsold or teenagers preparing for their final exams. The school calendar year is from June to April. Daily class hours starts from 9 am to 4 pm in between one hour of lunch break. You are expected to have about four hours training each day, from Monday to Friday. Compared to the west the facilities in schools are very basic. You may find few sports equipments and infrastructure. Our staff will help you to gain confidence and you will see that you are enjoying your project. By helping in schools you are addressing one of the basic problems in India. You can make simple differences in training methods with your creative skills. Introducing systematic training schedule. You will create opportunities towards good education. Whether you are coming to volunteer during your gap year, career break or an extended holiday, you will have a valuable role to play. Training workshops and Outreaches:
Weekly village/slums exposure visits will be part of the sports programme. You will be taken to nearby needy educational institutions which needs some help and support. You will be guided to develop simple training modules both for the schools and for the volunteers.Living: Accommodation:
The accommodation will be simple either in guest houses or in a host family accommodation. The host families are carefully selected to provide you the experience of living in an Indian family atmosphere.Food:
Basically you will be given Indian breakfast, lunch and dinner. During your placement you may be served with tea and snacks by the respective institutions. The families will provide you with packed lunch for people who travel to other institutions.Laundry:
Hand Wash is the norm in all our guest houses and host families.Important Notes:
Participants coming for casual visit can obtain tourist visa. Interns have to obtain appropriate visa and we request you to begin your application process one or two months before your start date.
Projects are located in the temple city of Madurai, in Tamil Nadu, South India. Madurai is one of the oldest and historical cities dates back to 3rd century BC. The world heritage monuments the Meenakshi Temple is the most prominent one frequently visited by tourists from all over the world. It has an international airport and access to modern facilities are located in the heart of the city.
People are welcoming and exceed in hospitality in living in the guest houses or families in Madurai. You will be treated as one additional member in the family. Project Location:
Project location is Madurai. Schools, sports clubs and institutions in and around Madurai.