Teaching Volunteer Project

One of the silent killers attacking the developing countries is the lack of quality basic education for large numbers of the poorest children — particularly girls. Yet unlike many of the world’s most grievous ailments, this is a disease with a known cure. We know what tools are needed and what models are proven to work. Providing education is laying foundations for development in a society or community. It is a basic human right rooted in international law. It is critical to the development and well-being of individuals and societies. For individuals, a good education ensures a higher quality of life by providing information, skills and knowledge for successful personal development. At a national level, access to education contributes to the overall economic growth of countries and helps to build shared social and cultural values in society.


 “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world,”

Nelson Mandela.


Indian Government has rolled out many programs and development policies for primary education, but government is finding it increasingly difficult to keep up the challenge of providing quality education due to increase in population, lack of resources and prevalent corruption. Government schools are often under-funded, over-crowded, and poorly managed. Due to immense pressure, there exists general lack accountability among school teachers for the progress of children’s education. Lack of awareness of importance of education and poor socio-economic conditions further discourage families to send their children to schools. Children are pushed into labor work at a tender age or are required to take care of younger siblings at home.


The need of assistance in Government primary schools is increasing day by day in addition to spread awareness about education amongst poor section of the society. International volunteers can assist teachers and provide their imperative helping hand in shaping the future of young children and developing a society which can have a solid foundation for future.


Volunteer’s role and tasks:

Volunteers teach in Government schools, or not for profit schools. IECE also encourages volunteers to get actively involved with non formal educational programs, expanding the outreach of educational initiatives. IECE partners with government schools, local community heads and academia, to run non-formal educational programs which include education for migrant workers children, children living in slum areas, education for street children and for children who have dropped out of school or are slow learners. 

-   Work with children aged 6 to 12+ years. The subjects you teach may include English, general science, geography, mathematics, art & craft, music & dance, and sports, depending upon your interests and the school’s requirements.


-     The courses, by themselves, are quite simple though, you will have to think of ways to amplify the basics and to engage interest. Our team will be always there to help you in this endeavor of yours.


-       In addition to formal classes, you will be involved in co-curricular activities (such as performances or celebrations), as well as some administrative assisting work.

Regulate attendance of children through motivating their families by visiting regularly, creating a more child-friendly environment in the schools through decorating/painting them.