Volunteers for Health Care Activities
We couldn't have done what we achieved without the support of vast number of volunteers, both in India and International, from the beginning. Thanks to everyone for their time, involvement and support on various projects from time to time. A few categories of those generous volunteers are mentioned below.
Medical Students: Several final year medical students and nurses from the United Kingdom visited the villages and carried out their projects such as assisting the medical clinics, maternity survey and counselling sessions, family planning clinics, childcare clinics and dental clinics etc to mention a few. They shared their experience with the doctors, health workers and teachers for further follow up.
College level Health Education Programmes: Students of BTEC Health Care and Education at Llandrillo College, North Wales, UK, had conducted health education improvement activities in the villages as a part of their National Vocational Qualification(NVQ) along with the teachers from the college at regular intervals.
Volunteers for Educational Activities
Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO): A candidate sponsored by Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO), UK, spent 2 years supporting Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) by staying at Irumaram village. This was very resourceful with the introduction of improvements to the existing curriculum, training teachers and health workers in new techniques and interactive sessions with the parents of the children encouraged, and this holistic approach made a good outcome.
Self-sponsored Volunteer: Efforts were made to introduce National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) standards to the teachers at the Child Development Centre an experienced NVQ assessor from England, UK.
Volunteers for Socio-economic Activities
Volunteers activities within the country were innumerable, to mention a few, doctors, nurses, story-telling experts, arts and crafts trainers from private, governmental, quasi-governmental and non-governmental organisations including Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW), Local chapters of Rotary Clubs and Junior Chamber International, Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) Chapters from Chennai, Association of Surva Seva Farms (ASSEFA), Tamil Nadu Voluntary Health Association (TNVHA), National Bank for Rural Development (NABARD) to form Self-Help Group for women empowerment.
Together we can make a difference!
If you have ideas and determination to contribute to the development of village communities in the areas of health, education, socio-economic activities, skill development, sport, art and craft, we would be glad to welcome you to provide with the right opportunities and environment.
Also, a small number of self-contained facilities to stay on the project location are available on first come first served basis. To register your interest please drop us an email or fill in Contact Form below, we would send a Volunteer Registration Form, which you may complete and return to us by email.