What does Adore India do?
Adore India motivates youth to work for the betterment of the society and the country. It’s a network of young citizens who are working for the development and betterment of the society and country.
What are the volunteers required to do?
The volunteers motivate young students to become better and responsible students. They interact with younger students once a week or fortnight. They also take up small projects which benefit the society.
What are the timing and the duration for volunteering ?
There are no fixed working hours or stipulations. The volunteers adjust their time with their career plan and interests. Even few hours per week can give good results.
How do the volunteers contact the students for activities or sessions?
Volunteers can approach schools, colleges, Teachers known to them, other students in their locality etc. It is a gradual process and requires patience and initiative.
Are their certificates for the volunteers?
Adore India does not want volunteers to work for the sake of certificate. Due recognition of work happens over social media and website. Also Letter of acknowledgement based on volunteer’s own statements are available.
What benefit do the volunteers get?
They do not get any monetary benefits. But they get immense happiness and satisfaction for being able to contribute to the nation and society. They do get recognition for the work done by them. Those seeking any monetary gains or certification must not join Adore India.
Millions of people all over the world volunteer for their countries. The urge has to be from within. One should have a sense of responsibility towards the country. It is also our responsibility towards the nation to help in its betterment and development. Adore India does not believe in seeking funds for the administrative expenses as everyone works voluntarily
What is the duration of volunteering?
We encourage volunteers to work for as long as possible. Since it is a flexible volunteering work, you can always be associated with it forever as responsible citizens of India.
Do you have offices and people to help volunteers?
We do not work through offices and departments but in almost every major city there are other volunteers who are working. The new volunteers can join them. Our coordinators will help them get in touch with the volunteers. The details are available here
For more details and queries, please call us on 8620886744 or whatsapp 9830089210 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES FOR ADORE INDIA SESSIONS
Adore India volunteers can decide on the type of activity based on the profile of the students. The choice of activities will depend on:
- Age (below 9, 10-12, above 13 etc.)
- Educational background (English medium, govt. school, private school etc.),
- Economic background (access to internet, mobile, TV, etc.),
- Parents’ background (literate, employed, self-employed, skilled, unskilled etc.)
- Academic level (academically high marks, medium marks, poor in studies etc.)
The need of the students should be understood before planning/modifying the sessions. (For e.g. if the student does not have access to internet, then it is futile to discuss time wastage on face book). Each session is of one-two hour duration. Academic subject (Maths, Science etc.) can also be taken up during the sessions, if necessary. Order of the activities can be decided on mutual comfort level. Even advice from teachers/Principal can be taken. The activities given in sessions 10, 14, 15, 17 can be repeated. Session activities and experiences need to be noted at the back of this sheet.
|SESSION / WEEK||ACTIVITY||REMARKS|
|1||Warm up session, introduction, what the students like/don’t like. Understanding each other||This is for building up a rapport and comfort level. Write likes and dislikes on the board. Let the students speak|
|2||What are good habits? Let each student speak||List it on the board and ask them to note down|
|3||Good Habits self- assessment form and discussion||Form available in kit. Make minor changes/ explain in local language, if necessary. Do not take the form back from students. Let them self-analyze|
|4||Social and Environmental Knowledge. Discuss the importance and how they can make a difference||Every student should be motivated to give a point.|
|5||Provide the pledge form and ask them to spread awareness in their own locality||Forms provided in the kit. They can bring in the filled in form during next session. Explain/translate in local language|
|6||Discuss pledge form related experience of each of the student. Also their confidence level and feelings||Have a round of applause for the students as they narrate their experience|
|7||Discuss about the importance of education for development of the student||Ask them the advantages of education and the disadvantage of illiteracy|
|8||Discuss the linkage between national development and individual development||Show the importance of youth in the building of a better society. Take points from students|
|9||Can students make a difference to the society around them?||How, what? Discussion action plan and think of an activity. Plan out for next session. Suggestion list in guideline booklet|
|10*||Implement the activity finalized last time||It could be cleanliness drive, tree plantation, awareness campaign, visiting an old age home etc.|
|11||Academic, school related Discussion||The problems faced by each of the students in the school and the importance to move ahead despite constraints.|
|12||India Glory Quiz||You can get ideas from the kit or prepare/ask for the questions. Quiz available in Kit|
|13||Soft Skills related discussion.||Ask each student to give one example. Select one skill for next session. Check list in guidelines booklet|
|14*||Take up the soft skill training||Be prepared and take comfortable soft skill/subject.|
|15*||Motivational Activity||Think of what is needed and send us an email for suggestions|
|16||Importance of physical exercises||Discussion and make a list of problems and solutions|
|17*||Play an outdoor game|
|18||Discuss Career options. Let students speak first||Provide additional inputs. Discuss various career options and scope|
|19||Importance of skill training for career||Discuss the various skills which have a good scope in the market and are useful.|
|20||Importance of health, hygiene and sanitation||How can we improve our health and hygiene? Discuss issues and problems|
|21||Good and healthy food discussion||Which foods are healthy or unhealthy? Discuss and make a list.|
|22||Improve life assessment||Self- assessment form available in kit|
|23||Civic Sense and importance||Discussion. Also use the form in the kit|
|24||Study better tips||Discuss and also tell them about various tips. Available in the kit|
|25||Discuss our culture, heritage and natural resources||Make them proud of the country and society|
|26||Essay writing on a relevant topic||Take up a topic based on the discussions held so far|
|27||Goal setting for students||Motivate the students to look forward to their lives and set a goal|
|28||Explaining Positive attitude||Discuss examples of positive and negative attitude.|
|29||Analyzing ones strengths and weakness||Conduct the exercise and discuss|
|30||Time utilization exercise||Conduct a self-assessment analysis. Available in Kit|
|31||Importance of yoga, meditation, prayer, pranayama||You can ask for a friend to help|
|32||Meet the parents||One of the sessions can be used for meeting the parents|
SESSION WISE RECORD OF ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED, NO. OF STUDENTS ATTENDED, REMARKS AND SUGGESTIONS
Name of Volunteer(s)________________________________Place____________________Ph. NO___________
Please Record the Activities conducted by you so that you can keep track of work done and also the development. The suggestions are given in the action guidelines and also SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES FOR ADORE INDIA SESSIONS at the back of this page
|SESSION No.||DATE||NO. OF STUDENTS||ACTIVITY AND PROCESS||PLAN/ TASK FOR NEXT WEEK||REMARKS/SUGGESTIONS|
LIST OF CAREER OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS
(OTHER THAN GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT, BUSINESS/ENTREPRENEURSHIP)
You can tell the students about these option s so that they are aware of the various opportunities. Let the students ask you relevant questions. The key to all the careers to have good education to begin with.
- Advertising & marketing supervisor
- Agricultural scientist
- Aircraft technician
- Appliance/power tool repair
- Arts administrator
- Automotive mechanic
- Bank loan officer
- Bank marketer
- Clerical supervisor/ office manager
- Commercial/graphic artist
- Computer operator
- Computer programmer
- Computer service technician
- Computer system analyst
- Corporate financial analyst
- Corporate personal trainer
- Correction officer/ guard/jailer
- Court reporter
- Database manager
- Dental hygienist
- Education administrator
- Employment interviewer
- Environmental scientist
- Farm manager
- Financial planner
- Flight attendant
- Flight engineer
- Food scientist
- Health service administrator
- Home health aid
- Hotel manager/assistant
- Human resources manager/executive
- Industrial designer
- Information systems manager
- Insurance claim examiner
- Insurance sales person
- Interior designer
- Investment banker
- Labour relations specialist
- Landscape architect
- Licensed practical nurse
- Management consultant
- Manufacturing specialist
- Mathematician/ statistician
- Medical records administrator/MT
- Occupational therapist
- Office/business machine repairer
- Operation managers
- Operations/system research analyst
- Ophthalmic laboratory technician
- Peripheral EDP equipment operator
- Photographer/camera operator
- Physical therapist/physician
- PR specialist
- Radio/TV news reporter
- Radio/TV service technician
- Radiological technologist
- Real estate agent/broker
- Real estate appraiser
- Registered nurse
- Restaurant/food service
- Retail sales person
- Social worker
- Speech pathologist/ audiologist
- Travel agent
- Truck/bus operator
- Wholesale sales representative
- Web Designer
MANNERS FOR STUDENTS
(and elders too!!)
Contributed by Deepali Kapoor, Ambala
When asking for something, say “Please.”
When receiving something, say “Thank you.”
Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking.
When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many hours of grief later.
The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults.
Do not comment on other people’s physical characteristics (unless, of course, to compliment them, which is always welcome).
When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are.
When you have spent time at your friend’s house, remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time you had.
Knock on closed doors — and wait to see if there’s a response — before entering.
When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling.
Be appreciative and say “thank you” for any gift you receive. In the age of e-mail, a handwritten thank-you note can have a powerful effect.
Don’t call people mean names.
Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is cruel.
Even if a play or an assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best.
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
Don’t pick your nose, teeth or ear in public.
As you walk through a door or lift, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else.
If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say “yes,” do so — you may learn something new.
When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile. It is an opportunity to do.
|ACTIVITY||MON||TUE||WED||THU||FRI||SAT||SUN||TOTAL||Total As a % of 168|
|Surfing for learning/work|
|Chatting with friends|
|Time spent with friends|
|Reading magazines etc|
|Difference (No track of time)|
|How can you make your week more productive? Make a plan and check your improvement after a month|
School Students are confused in the changing modern set-up. They cannot communicate with parents and teachers freely because of generation gap and lack of time. Hence they get easily carried away by their own misguided friends and classmates. They lack the much needed guidance, counselling and mentoring. This gap can be filled by progressive and positive minded senior college students and young professionals. The seniors can relate with the younger students much better and help them improve themselves. They can establish a friendly elder brother/sister rapport with the younger students.
Some Problems being faced by Students
- Lack of awareness about importance of education
- Lack of knowledge about educational facilities and govt. aid
- Lack of academic guidance and tutoring
- Ever increasing gap between “bright” students and average students
- Lack of direction and role models
- Forced employment and drop-out
- Problems in the family and lack of care
- Lack of conducive academic environment in the family
- Break in studies resulting in permanent drop-out
- Lack of interest in studies due to various reasons
- Undue pressure and behavioral problems
- Indulgence in negative habits and indiscipline
- Lack of knowledge about future prospects
- Lack of understanding, compassionate and friendly guidance
A weekly interaction with Adore India Volunteers give the students support, confidence direction and slowly and steadily solve many of the above problems. The volunteers plan the following activities in a phased manner. A few activities are carried over several sessions in a phased manner. During every session one or more of these activities are taken up.
ACTIVITIES AND DISCUSSION DURING A SESSION
- Individual and group problems and seek solutions from each other
- Better career and importance of education
- Teaching Soft skills and talents necessary for a better life
- Motivating them to Use time and resources constructively
- Being disciplined students and citizens
- Quizzes and games to develop a positive attitude
- Taking up community activities for improving society and country
- Teaching curriculum subjects like Math, Science etc.
- Inculcating habits which help in protecting environment and resources etc.
- Spreading awareness in their family and neighborhood
- Making them goal oriented and self-confident
- Meeting parents and finding how things can be improved
- Meeting the teacher and discussing improvement
- Motivating and praising good behavior
- Discussing about harmful activities and habits
- Guidance about better hygiene and sanitation
- Inculcating feelings of responsibility and civic sense
- Maintain a long term rapport and communication for higher studies
Work of Volunteers- Volunteer’s work is to provide a regular interaction, guidance, mentoring, motivation and teaching so that they can be better and responsible citizens.Some students have more problems and need extra attention. Sometimes, this attention is not possible. Volunteers can reach out to these students.
Why this work- Our younger generation needs proper guidance and mentoring. Due to various reasons, they are becoming more and more vulnerable to the negative forces.
Aren’t teachers doing this?-Yes and no. Teachers are overloaded with completing their course and conduct exams. Sometimes the motivation level of teachers themselves is low. During the good old days when education was not commercialized, teacher’s motivation level was to be overall mentor to the students. Not anymore.
What can the volunteers Do? There are several aspects on which the volunteers can focus. Depending on the type of need, they can either teach them subjects, spread awareness about responsibilities of students, make them more positive, find solutions to small issues that the students are facing, etc.
Where to Find the Students? Volunteers can connect with the students through schools, friends, teachers, parents. One has to look around. But the students should be located in nearby vicinity so that it is easy for both you and the students to interact conveniently.
How will the volunteers benefit? Volunteers have no material benefit. They will be fulfilling their responsibility towards the society by working selflessly and with commitment. This work requires only 2-3 hrs per week.
How will the students benefit? The volunteers will be providing the much needed support and direction to these students, who otherwise are at the mercy of negative forces. These students are strongly susceptible to be misguided and lured into bad habits, thereby spoiling their career. These interactions will have the students improve and become better students and better citizens.
How to Make the beginning ? You can fill the volunteer form, available on the website itself (http://adoreindia.net/volunteering-form/). We will then discuss the process and objectives in details. The volunteering guidelines etc., will be sent by courier after that.