Volunteer at Soham for Kids!

This is a repost of important information regarding our volunteer program at Soham for Kids in Hyderabad, India. Please send us an email for more information.

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The best way to end poverty is through providing education for all…

Sometimes you want to do all you can to change the world for the better, but it feels overwhelming and impossible. There is a key to making this world a better place for millions of people, and that is proven through education.  You can do your part to better the world by volunteering your time and energy into helping a child learn.  At Soham for Kids we provide the classroom, the kids, the materials, but we are missing a key ingredient: YOU!  By volunteering at Soham you can contribute to the goal of betterment for mankind one child at a time.

We provide accommodation, meals, and classroom materials. On your arrival to Mallapur we will pick you up from the airport/train station and drop you off once your term is over.

You do not need a higher education degree, but some experience with children is a plus.  You can choose which subject you would like to teach.  There are many, and can range from English and Science to Art and Sports.

The duration of the program will be completely up to the volunteer, and ranges from one to three weeks. We have a very relaxed program, but we are very accommodating to your requests.

Hyderabad Information

Hyderabad is the meeting place between north and south India and is the capital city of Andhra Pradesh. Situated on the Musi river banks, Hyderabad is a modern city where tradition is mixed with high tech architecture and a bustling business area. The city offers shopping centers, glass facade towers and a great atmosphere. The old part of the city can be seen by the south bank of the Musi river featuring historical landmarks such as the Charminar.

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is only a 22km drive away from the city center. This airport offers flights to many different destinations all over the world and is extremely well organized and modern. There are air conditioned buses to take you to your destination after your flight. These buses operate night and day and cabs are available at the bus stops. There are Indian railway routes from all over the country to Hyderabad and of course it is possible to explore the city on foot, by hired car, by bus or in a car rickshaw. The old city is where you will find amazing buildings and temples such as the Chowmahalla Palace, situated near the Charminar, the home of the Asaf Jahi dynasty. In the new city you will find newer attractions such as the great planetarium and the Birla Mandir, one of the most impressive marble temples in India, with an amazing view across the city.

A visa is necesary for visitors from North America, Australia, Great Britain and the European Union. Your passport has to be valid for at least the next 6 months. Hyderabad is not considered to be a risk area when it comes to safety for tourists. As in any big city there are pickpockets however. Hyderabad is not considered a high risk area regarding terrorism, but it is always wise to ask for a safety update from your travel agent.

 

Our school Principal and location is:

Nusrat Abbasi, Soham for Kids Principal
Plot No: 176, Green Hills Colony,
Mallapur, Hyderabad – 500 076.
Andhra Pradesh, India.
Tel: +91 40 64561202
Mobile: +91 9908 187974
E-Mail: nusrat@sohamforkids.org

Please contact us further for more information on volunteering at Soham for Kids!

Joseph Roy
Manager, Soham for Kids

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Student Profile – Margasiri

Margasiri is the daughter of Mr. Chandra Mouli, he has three children. Two daughters and one son. Margasiri’s mother works as a house maid in the nearby locality.  She feeds the children by bringing leftover food from houses where she works. Margisiri’s mother was finding it difficult to take care of her three kids and house hold exepnses. Margasiri is the eldest of the family, as a result, there was no income to pay for education, until Soham for Kids was established. This is because at Soham for Kids we offer completely free quality education, nutrition food and healthcare.

Margasiri is happy to come to school as she gets a quality education with two balanced meal a day at school.

It is their dreams come true for getting an English education free of cost. As the mother is finding it very difficult to educate the second child. So Soham has given the second child admission to the school as well so that the child can not only get education, but nutrition food and healthcare.

They are enjoying their time at Soham School. The parents are very happy & grateful to the management & staff of Soham for kids hope study centre.

 

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VOLUNTEER!

The best way to end poverty is through providing education for all…

Sometimes you want to do all you can to change the world for the better, but it feels overwhelming and impossible. There is a key to making this world a better place for millions of people, and that is proven through education.  You can do your part to better the world by volunteering your time and energy into helping a child learn.  At Soham for Kids we provide the classroom, the kids, the materials, but we are missing a key ingredient: YOU!  By volunteering at Soham you can contribute to the goal of betterment for mankind one child at a time.

We provide accommodation, meals, and classroom materials. On your arrival to Mallapur we will pick you up from the airport/train station and drop you off once your term is over.

You do not need a higher education degree, but some experience with children is a plus.  You can choose which subject you would like to teach.  There are many, and can range from English and Science to Art and Sports.

The duration of the program will be completely up to the volunteer, and ranges from one to three weeks. We have a very relaxed program, but we are very accommodating to your requests.

Our school Principal and location is:

Nusrat Abbasi, Soham for Kids Principal
Plot No: 176, Green Hills Colony,
Mallapur, Hyderabad – 500 076.
Andhra Pradesh, India.
Tel: +91 40 64561202
Mobile: +91 9908 187974
E-Mail: nusrat@sohamforkids.org

Please contact us further for more information on volunteering at Soham for Kids!

Joseph Roy
Manager, Soham for Kids

 

Mealtimes and Learning Fun

Here are some photos of our lower kindergarten students.  The first two photos show mealtimes at Soham for Kids.  The children are encouraged to have good hygiene, and therefore they wash their hands before and after eating.  The food is nutritious and makes up for their lack of nutrition at home.  The next photos show the kids doing activity on animals and numbers. They are learning how to count!

 

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Student Profile – T. Sunil

T. Sunil is the son of Mr. Shanker, a daily laborer who earns Rs.150 daily (£2/day) depending upon the work. T. Sunil loves with his father and his mother in rented accomodations which cost Rs.1500/‐ a month.

Mr. Shanker, T. Sunil’s father has Two children – T. Sunil, who is five years old is Lower Kindergarten at Soham for Kids as well as a daughter who is 3 years old. T. Sunil’s father needs to take care of his two children, pay for rent and finance all household exepnses. As a result, there was no income to pay for T. Sunil’s education, until Soham for Kids was established. This is because at Soham for Kids we take a holistic approach to helping children in need and offer completely free education, nutrition, and healthcare.

When he grows up Sunil wants to become a Doctor and is on his way for his dream to be fulfilled. He is really enjoying his time at Soham for Kids.

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