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SMILE mission is to provide volunteers with a customised program (workcamp, short term, long term) that will enable them to make an important contribution to these needy communities. Tentative Activity Details :- Day 1. Kolkata Airport pickup and transfer to the local host family. Day 2. Orientation, presentation and local language training Day 3. Guided Village tour and local Town trip Day 4. A day with most neglected street kids and afternoon cultural exchange Day 5. Guided Kolkata City trip to discover monuments and heritages Day 6. Interacting with the street children and their families. Helping children and girls living on the street. Day 7. A day to explore Indian temple and exciting Holi Ganges river safari. Day 8. A day to paint and color Street children school building. Day 9. A day to explore the local city center mall for shopping. Day 10. Another day with the most neglected street children at their school. Day 11. A trip to a famous Hindu temple. Day 12. A day of Cultural exchange Day 13. A day of feast with Street children and dance, music to celebrate the farewell. Later at afternoon or as per flight schedule transfer to Kolkata Airport..
Accommodation: Dormitory basis in host family/school building as per available on arrival ( on cot with mattress/on floor with mattress, 2-4 volunteers in one room) shared accommodation (normally male and female separate room). You will get accommodation till 6 pm on the last day of your camp.We are unable to provide you any accommodation before or after these dates. Please arrange your own accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure .You are requested to meet our representative at the meeting place on exact time given above. If you arrive early then you can have your stay in any of the different hotels available nearby Airport, within 2 -3 km .on the road popularly called as V.I.P road. You are requested to take any cab to check in any of these hotels. If you arrive at earlier night then you are requested to stay inside the airport terminal and meet at the next morning with our representative at 12 noon. Food: You will get 3 times local food from host family as per available on arrival. Please do not expect any kind of special dishes (veg/non veg) or cold drinks or special living room or air conditioned room during your term. You are requested to get ready for a simple and challenging life.
India is an amazing country with diverse culture and tradition, Interesting people Explore the country with exciting diversity .Kolkata ,the city of joy was known before as Calcutta since the colonial time. This ancient city was used to be the capital of British colonial period. This city has full of heart ,people are basically belongs to the middle class . There are also rich and poor people all around . City Kolkata is know for its busy traffic ,huge population ,warm welcome and poverty around the street corners It is a great place to visit for every tourist coming to India. More over if anyone get a chance to live with the local host family then that brings extra bonus to any traveler .It helps to learn the culture ,tradition,language while staying within the normal people of the society.Living on any hotel can never give any traveller such wide scope to know the society and communities as a whole. Kolkata( itself is a great tourist place with its historical value ) is well connected with many famous and attractive tourist places during weekends .
We need energetic your volunteer with open mind and ready to get their hand dirty. You need to be strong and flexible. India is a beautiful country but challenging for some people . Local culture,people are interesting but weather is hot and humid in summer ,so get ready to explore an amazing country with full of surprises . Due to big cultural differences some volunteer might face cultural shock Our request to all New comers please read about India and Indian culture as much as possible before you apply for the project. If you got any queries ask anytime. These are the documents we need on arrival :- Passport copy VISA copy Photograph( recent colour copy) Parents permission letter if you are below 18 years. Living cost Euro 300/head /camp( payment on arrival by cash ) you should not have any criminal records.