You will spend your days working alongside community members in order to improve community spaces and educational settings, directly affecting the living conditions of disadvantaged youth. Set in the tropical state of Kerala evenings will be dedicated to cultural immersion with dance lessons, henna demonstrations, and market ventures.
As a short-term intern, you will work in local slum schools and care centres, days might revolve around educational and training activities, or supporting mental or physical care for adults or children with special needs. There also may be opportunities to get involved in assisting with renovating parts of schools or community centres.
All internships are geared at developing your leadership and role model skills, allowing you to develop a variety of key soft and hard skills that will put you a step ahead the rest of the pack. GVI have been running community development, education, and conservation projects since 1997 and our highly experienced field staff will help you gain and improve vital skill sets to improve your future job prospects.
Working so closely with the children, feeling really needed in the lessons and helping both children and the teacher, forming relationships and getting to know the kids and becoming so close as a volunteer group has been the best aspect of the program.