Let's play music to empower kids !!!!! Kalkeri (India)

Founded in 2002 we are located in a quiet valley near the city of Dharwad in Karnataka, South India. Established on three acres of land a short distance from Kalkeri Village, the school consists of simple buildings made from traditional materials. In this peaceful setting, the children enjoy the tranquillity necessary for their academic studies, music practice and performing arts activities.

We provide education in academic subjects, Hindustani Classical Music, Bharatanatayam Dance and Drama. In addition, food, accommodation and healthcare are all provided free of cost. There are no fees at all !

The social project is both traditional and modern in its approach. Tradition is taught through the ancient disciplines of the Indian classical arts. The modern educational programme is based on the Karnataka State syllabus. Computer studies are also an important element to prepare the students to meet the demands of today’s rapidly evolving world.

The origins of our NGO were basic but clear: through the medium of traditional Indian music combined with regular schooling, the lives of disadvantaged children could be transformed. For many of these children no formal education was available, so the first step was to set up a favourable learning environment for them. Teaching and guidance provided by a team of dedicated professionals then gave these children the ability and confidence to stand on their own two feet, ensuring that in time they will become creative and resourceful citizens of the world.

In this residential school, students are going back home two times a year in October and April, each time during six weeks.

Items needed: Clothes: ( from 6 to 23 years old), Sweaters,Hats.. - IT equipments: Laptops, Keyboards - Students welfare and medical equipments: Lice combs, Essential oils flacons... - Sports and games equipments: Frisbees, Skipping ropes, Board games, Badminton Equipment, Cricket Equipment, Volleyballs Nets - School stationary: School notebooks (regular & king-size), Plain drawing books (regular & king-size), Art material (paints, brushes … ), Compass sets, Pens & pencils, Erasers & sharpeners
As a VISITOR we would like to share with you: Visitors may be involved in the daily volunteers’ tasks and join various activities according to their personal interests and abilities. Among a large range of activities, short term Bagsharers could: Give assistance to the Wardens (Indians and volunteers educators) in their daily duties : Give help in the Hostel during the morning routine - Distribute collations to the students - Spend time playing with the children during their free time - Take over English reading classes - Organize Sunday activities with a group of children - Support a Green Time activity - Organize regular and/or optional clubs - Give help during meals duties: - Distribute plates to students - Participate in food service - Participate in sponsorship sessions (help the children to write letters to their sponsors) - Support the volunteers in their personal projects and provide innovative ideas - Participate in gardening tasks and community works - Help the kitchen staff in the meals preparation - Assist the workers in the general maintenance of the school buildings (mostly construction and repair) - Support the landscaping of the school. Price for accommodation, food, internet, water is 800 roupies / day.
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If you are interested in our project please get in touch directly AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE COMING with the foundation via the "CONTACT" link. : Looking forward hearing from you ! :)
Listing created Oct 16, 2018