Story and Vision

A facebook post by Aarti Madhusudan asking for just 50 volunteers to speak in English with a child for an hour every week has snowballed into 1000+ enthusiastic volunteers signing up in just less than 2 weeks of initiating the program.

This overwhelming response from the volunteers has resulted in expanding the horizons of this opportunity to an unfathomable level.

We are now assisting : 

  • Students of grade 6th - grade 12th 

  • Teachers in the government schools 

  • Kids of the domestic help 

  • NGOs across India that are working with kids

The intention of this initiative was to help the first generation English speakers to improve their fluency, but the volunteers have not just been helping the students with the fluency aspect but have also been using creative techniques to make the entire experience fun and engaging for them. 

So what's next ? The vision is to expand this support to at least 1000+ organizations that are working with children by the end of 2021. In order to do this, we are building an army of superhero's ( aka volunteers ). Interested to join an army that is 100% volunteer driven ? Please check below for the available opportunities.

 

Volunteering opportunities 

1) Spoken English Mentor

Hours required : 1 hour per week for 15 weeks.

Skills required : Fluency in English and Passion to help :) 

Description : The volunteer will be speaking to an allocated student for an hour every week to help them improve with their fluency, build confidence and also most importantly to build a connection over the course of 15 weeks.The weekly curriculum will be shared with the volunteer. However the volunteer is highly encouraged to improvise the curriculum based on the skill and comfort level of the student. 

Please click this sign up form 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2) Volunteer Coordinator 

Hours required : 10 hours per week for 15 weeks

Skills required : Fluency in both local language and English, management and communication skills, flexible with volunteering hours.

Description : This volunteer will be allocated an organization that they will be managing for 15 weeks. They will onboard a group of tutor volunteers with this program. The on boarding kit will be shared to assist the coordinator with this tasks. They will essentially be the first point of contact for the allocated organization and the volunteers for resolving/acknowledging any questions/concerns that arise.

 

Please click on this sign up form 

Click this document if you are interested to find out the VC Tasks

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Talk of the town

"Favourite part of the programme has been getting to know hidden talents of my students through the feedback from the volunteers. And I love the persistence of the volunteers who ensure they talk to the student despite kids playing hide and seek, not answering calls, etc."

—  Radha Vasudevan, Correspondent of Vidyaniketan Matricular Higer Secondary School, Chennai

Thanks for your time :)

Want to sign up to teach english ?        Click here for the sign up form

Want to sign up as an organization to help your students ? 

Click here for the sign up form.