Facebook Pinterest YouTube  Email us     

PAYMENTS LOGIN .

contact us | request a call back | brochure | reviews | login

1-603-574-4935
info@travelersworldwide.org

GAP YEAR | VOLUNTEER ABROAD | WORK EXPERIENCE OVERSEAS

 

Volunteers' Stories

MORE INFO

         

ALIKI SALTER
British

Care for Orphans Voluntary Project in Madurai, India

         

Your tasks are fairly routine and repetitive, but really you’re there to give the children individual attention that the full time nurses don’t always have time to provide. That’s the most important thing you’ll do there – it may not feel like much but it’s so important for them as some of the childrens' social skills and ability to interact with people are a bit poor. 

Plus it’s very rewarding to just be there to make them laugh and feel a bit loved!   

The orphanage was really fantastic – Elizabeth’s a legend and all the nurses will love you if you get your nose pierced like I did (like a “real Indian girl”).  Watch out for Silippa – she tends to “pass motion” rather frequently and right when you least expect it, and the best way to get the kids to laugh (even Sobiya) is to tickle their tummies. 

Madurai itself is fantastic, you get a real taste of a traditional Indian city – keep your camera on you at all times!  And make sure you eat a 25rs thali off a banana leaf (right hand only) after lots of shopping and bargaining (it gets easier after a few goes) in the tailors market.  Enjoy!

Can you describe a typical day?

8:00 pick up

8:30 dry older kids as Elizabeth washes, dress them

9:10 generally interact with all children – play, comfort & keep them out of trouble!

10ish bottle feed the babies

10:30 change nappies (with supervision)

11-12:00 time with children again – you are encouraged to teach the older kids nursery rhymes/basic English but good luck trying to get them to concentrate!

12:00 feed older kids

12:30 pick up 

2:00 pick up

2:30-4.30 older children asleep so cuddle & play with babies, bottle feed & change

4:30-6:00 older children awake,  talk & play with them as in mornings

6:30 pick up.

More Information about your Trip with Travellers

List of ALL PROJECTS in India
CARE & COMMUNITY PROJECTS in India
BOOK THIS PROJECT

indian-travels

care-kids