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Mother Meera Ashram and it’s associated Vidyalaya (school) and Saranalayam (sanctuary) are in the first stages of development. Mother Meera Ashram Vidyalaya (Vidyalaya = School) is adjacent to the ashram and was inaugurated as an International English-Medium school on June 7th 2010, in the presence of Mother Meera and many prominent leaders of the community.
The Ashram now needs volunteers who can teach at the school.
It is also our intention to develop anetwork of schools (from kindergarten to primary level) located across urbanMadanapalle. We are looking for volunteers who would be interested particularly in supporting this social project.
There is also a need for volunteers who can help with general maintenance work in the ashram, such as gardening,plumbing, building, cleaning, painting and decorating.
Volunteering at the School
Mother Meera Ashram Vidyalaya is looking for volunteers who have a natural affinity for and ability with children. Western volunteers are welcome, even if you are not a teacher.
In the longer term, the intention is that the school will make a gradual transition to a childcentred model of learning. People with a Montessori or similar training are particularly in demand.
Western volunteers will come on a voluntary basis. You will work at:
- Kindergarten level, with children aged from 3 to about 4/5 (Baby Class and Lower Kindergarten), as helpers to take care of small children.
Primary level, with children aged from 5/6 to 12/13 (classes 1st to 7th) as an English speaking accompanying adult.
Experience of teaching would be helpful but is not essential. What is most important is your willingness and ability to dedicate yourself and your time.
The school would like commitments for a minimum of a one-month period of time.
A Unique and Exciting Opportunity for Volunteers
If you are looking for deeper meaning and purpose in your life and want to offer your time and services, this could be the opportunity you have been seeking. Please see the letter : To all would-be school volunteers > > . Please, also fill out our form for school volunteershere > >
If you have questions and / or want to apply, you can contact us by email.
Non-volunteer Indian teachers
The school is also looking for Indian teachers grades 1st to 7th from Kerala and Tamil Nadu, who can teach their respective subjects in either English or Telugu. Indian teachers will receive full payment.