Volunteer Programs

All Programs are a guide as life at TEWFI is often subject to change, although Tewoaf endeavours to supply volunteers with the most current and up to date information regarding how their time will be spent, please remember that as a volunteer your program may be altered due to specific requirements at that time.

Rural Health Program (REP).

Volunteers participating in the Rural Health Program must speak Tamil and have a background in health sciences and will work at The East West Foundation of India (TEWFI) health centre. This centre is situated near the Uluru children’s home and provides medical treatment for local communities. The Health Centre is currently staffed by a doctor, three nurses and two social workers.

Volunteers will provide practical support to staff members. Depending on individual skills, qualifications and experience volunteers will assist Indian staff members to provide medical care to the local community.

Example of a daily schedule.

8:00am Breakfast

8:30am Walk children to school

9:30am Assist at Health Centre

12:30pm Return to children’s home for lunch

1:30pm Assist at Health Centre

4:00pm Walk children home from school

5:00pm Participate in activities at the children’s home

Community Education Program (CEP).

Volunteers involved in the Community Education Program will teach English at the local primary school and within the community. Community English classes are run on a daily basis and involve local youth and community groups. Volunteers will teach basic conversation and written English.

Volunteers will participate in several English classes a week. They will also run activities for any children who do not yet attend school and assist with the general running of the children’s home. This will include supporting staff with cooking and cleaning, and running activities for the children during their free time.

Example of a daily schedule.

8:00am Breakfast

8:30am Walk children to school

9:30am Teach English at the Local Primary School

12:30pm Return to children’s home for lunch

1:30pm Run community English class

4:00pm Walk children home from school

5:00pm Participate in activities at the children’s home

Returning volunteer

Returning volunteers can participate in the REP, CEP or Library and Administration programs. Furthermore, they have the opportunity to work in conjunction with TEWOAF and TEWFI to develop a specific project which utilizes their skills and knowledge and is beneficial to TEWFI.

 

 

 

 

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