THINGS STUDENTS CAN DO

Things Students Can Do

  • Stop using disposable plastic bags at the grocery store, only 3 percent of which are recycled each year. Instead, buy reusable grocery bags.
  • Turn off computer each night before bed. This could save 83 percent of its carbon emissions.
  • Unplug cell phone charger when it’s not in use, as well as other appliances around the apartment.
  • Instead of buying bottles of water, buy reusable bottle and use filtered water.
  • Refill printer ink cartridges up to four times at an office supply store.
  • Use both sides of paper and then recycle. Only 9 percent of the 8 million tons of paper used each year is recycled.
  • When you leave a room, turn off the lights.
  • Wash car/cycle using water in bucket instead of pipe
  • Try to look around and find things which come to your house unnecessarily – May be a magazine/newspaper which no one reads. Unsubscribe.
  • Insist on not using carry bag and tell your friends and family members as well.
  • Buy local food if possible. The further food travels, the more carbon is emitted.
  • Switch from incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs.
  • Reduce use and throw items like razors, paper napkins, disposable cups etc.
  • Use natural lights if possible.
  • Invest in solar equipment gradually.
  • Turn the water off while brushing your teeth.
  • Buy products like eggs in biodegradable cardboard containers.
  • Print double-sided.
  • Recycle your newspaper.
  • Ride the bus as often as possible, or ride your bike or walk wherever possible.
  • Sleep early and get up early. This may save day light.
  • Use staircase instead of elevator occasionally. It keeps you fit as well.
  • Have a box for recycling in your room — paper, cans, plastic and glass.
  • Take shorter showers.
  • Reuse wrapping paper, bows and ribbons.
  • Recycle your batteries. 179,000 tons of them that end up in landfills each year.
  • Swap clothes with your friends – both will have new clothes without spending.
  • Do not waste food. Cook or order judiciously.
  • Switch on the AC only when very necessary
  • Plant a tree.
  • Do not give clothes for washing unless necessary. Use more than once.
  • Give outgrown clothes and unused toys to others or sell them r
  • Don’t leave the refrigerator door open longer than you need to.
  • Give newspapers, cans, and plastic and glass containers to a recycler
  • Write to businesses who use more packaging than necessary.
  • Ask if your school could recycle paper and use recycled paper.
  • Buy cloth bags and keep in the car for shopping trips.
  • Stop buying paper towels and buy reusable kitchen cloths.
  • Make some of the things you use at home; paperweights, door stops, knick-knack baskets, pen cups etc.
  • Reuse food jars for storage; flour, sugar, salt, etc.

Soft Skills Necessary for Students

  • Ability to Listen And Document What You Have Heard.
  • Ability to Measure.
  • Ability to Read and Follow Instructions.
  • Ability to Relate To Coworkers in a Close Environment.
  • Adaptability.
  • Advanced Maths
  • Awareness of How Business Works.
  • Basic Manufacturing Skills Training.
  • Basic Spelling and Grammar.
  • Being Drug Free.
  • Common Sense.
  • Communication Skills
  • Cooperation.
  • Courtesy.
  • Critical Thinking Skills.
  • Dependability.
  • Eye Contact.
  • Flexibility.
  • Good Attendance.
  • Good Attitude.
  • Good Personal Appearance.
  • Good Reference.
  • Grammar.
  • Honesty.
  • Interpersonal Skills.

 

  • Knowledge of Fractions.
  • Motivational Skills.
  • Personal Chemistry.
  • Personal Energy.
  • Personal Integrity.
  • Positive Work Ethic.
  • Reading and Comprehension.
  • Reliability.
  • Punctuality
  • Safety.
  • Self-Directed.
  • Self-Supervising.
  • Staying On The Job Until It Is Finished.
  • Team Skills.
  • Understanding What The World Is All About.
  • Use of Rules and Calculators.
  • Valuing Education.
  • Wanting To Do a Good Job.
  • Willingness to Be Accountable.
  • Willingness to Learn.
  • Willingness to Take Instruction and Responsibility.
  • Work Experience.
  • Writing Skills.

Topics for Discussion with Students

Speaking with Students

(Select only few topics at a time)

Students should be encouraged to participate in discussion

What are the problems in our country and society?
Who is responsible for these?
Can we do anything about them? What can we do?
Who are the people who help us?
How can we help them as a mark of gratitude?
How can we be better citizens?
How can we be better students?
How can we be better son/daughter of our parents?
How can we be better human beings?
What actions can we take which will positively affect things around us?
What is selfless working? How is devoting time different from sparing time?
Can we resolve one thing each today?
How can we improve our career?
What is being creative?
What is being enterprising?
How can we improve our classroom and school?
How can we ensure cleanliness?
How can we make environment better?
How can we improve our health?
How can we help others whom we do not know?
How can we be more disciplined?
How can we be more active?
How can we help our parents?
What are my personal shortcomings which need to be improved?
What changes do you want to see around you?
How can we bring about these changes?
How can we bring about changes in people around us?
How can we manage our time properly?
Do you know people dedicated their lives in the service of nation?
Why did they do that?
Does your behavior influence the society and nation? How?
Can we form a team to work for improving things around us?
Can we select a few activities as a team?

Volunteering FAQs

VOLUNTEER’S QUESTIONS

 What does Adore India do? Adore India motivates the youth to work for the betterment of the society and the country. It’s a network of youth who are working for the development and betterment of the society and country. It is neither govt. nor private, but a voluntary network.

 What are the volunteers required to do? The volunteers interact with school students in their city/town/locality and motivate them to work for the community and to become responsible citizens.

 What is the location of work? Volunteers can work in their respective towns/cities where they are studying/working. Local schools located in the nearby vicinity are selected so that volunteers need not spend too much time commuting.

 What are the timings and activities? There are no fixed working hours or stipulations. Volunteers have to work in a mutually convenient manner. A few hours per week is all that is needed.

 How do we contact the students for forming the groups? You can approach schools, colleges, Teachers known to you, other students in your locality and also parents. It is a gradual process which depends on your commitment.

 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.  It is our responsibility towards the nation in its betterment and development. Those who want to do this volunteering for the sake of certificate are not welcome. It is a sincere service at the feet of Mother India.

 What is the duration of volunteering? Volunteers can work for as long as possible. Since it is a part-time volunteering work, one can always be associated with it as a responsible citizen of India.

 Where is Adore India office? The Administrative office is in Kolkata. Our volunteers are in over 35 cities of India.

 How Do I get Started? If you have already filled in the form (click here for form) , then you will soon be guided by our city/area coordinators. You will be added to the local whatsapp group of Adore India and then you will know about the activities and how you can participate.

What About Certificate?  Every Adore India Activity is acknowledged over the social media, website and a database. This is available to the public and can be accessed any time. The database is created on the volunteers own report. This is an acknowledgement of the work and stands as a reference of the work done. This can be printed and presented.An  introduction letter is also issued in PDF form to volunteers.

However, volunteers should come selflessly to work for this program and certificate etc. must not be the primary reason to work.

 Whom do we contact for more details? For any further queries, you can write to contact@adoreindia.net or call 8620886744 or send a whatsapp message to  09830089210.

 

 

Ask yourself the following questions

  1. Do you believe that every individual has a responsibility towards the country?
  2. Do you think that the youth are the most important people and future belongs to them?
  3. Do you want to make a change or difference around you?
  4. Do you want to use your resources and skills for the betterment of society?
  5. Do you empathize with the society and the people?
  6. Do you want to be associated and work with the youth community?
  7. Do you want to be involved with developing others?
  8. Would you find the above enjoyable and interesting?
  9. Would you like to devote some hours for the above work?

If you answer YES to the questions above, please do come forward to volunteer with us.

 

Things Students can Do Individually

 

Things Students can Do Individually

 

 

Students can play the educational role in very successful manner. They can teach illiterate people in villages and towns whenever they have free time. A school or college student can teach a class of workers at times during a week.

 

Students can have discussions with common people everywhere on our social and political duties. We know how many of our social problems like putting garbage at proper places on roads and keeping the streets clean are important. Our students can tell the people how to do it. Rather they can take part in cleaning and mending themselves.

 

Students can work within social service organizations to provide help and guidance to the suffering humanity. They can in their spare time assist helpless, poor and ill people in reaching hospitals. They can take out people from flood and earthquake areas to safer areas.

 

Students can arrange clubs for entertainment of children of poor people.

 

In fact, social services on part of students can become a habit and hobby. There are many more ways in which students can be of service to society.
Things Students can do for environment, saving resources and health

 

  1. Stop using disposable plastic bags at the grocery store, only 3 percent of which are recycled each year. Instead, buy reusable grocery bags.
  2. Turn off your computer each night before bed. This could save 83 percent of its carbon emissions.
  3. Unplug your cell phone charger when it’s not in use, as well as other appliances around the apartment.
  4. Instead of buying bottles of water, invest in a reusable bottle and fill it with filtered water.
  5. Refill printer ink cartridges up to four times at an office supply store.
  6. Use both sides of paper and then recycle. Only 9 percent of the 8 million tons of paper used each year is recycled.
  7. When you leave a room, turn off the lights.
  8. Wash car/cycle using water in bucket instead of pipe
  9. Try to look around and find things which come to your house unnecessarily – May be a magazine/newspaper which no one reads. Unsubscribe.
  10. Insist on not using carry bag and tell your friends and family members as well.
  11. Buy local food whenever possible. The further food travels, the more carbon is emitted.
  12. Switch from incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs.
  13. Try to reduce use and throw items like razors, paper napkins, disposable cups etc.
  14. Use natural lights if possible.
  15. Invest in solar equipment gradually.
  16. Turn the water off while brushing your teeth.
  17. Buy products like eggs in cardboard containers, which are more biodegradable.
  18. Print double-sided.
  19. Recycle your newspaper.
  20. Ride the bus as often as possible, or ride your bike or walk wherever possible.
  21. Sleep early and get up early. This may save day light.
  22. Use staircase instead of elevator occasionally. It keeps you fit as well.
  23. Have a box set aside for recycling in your room — paper, cans, plastic and glass.
  24. Take shorter showers.
  25. Reuse wrapping paper, bows and ribbons.
  26. Recycle your batteries to reduce the 179,000 tons of them that end up in landfills each year.
  27. Swap old clothes with your friends – both of you will have new clothes without spending.
  28. Do not waste food. Cook or order judiciously.
  29. Switch on the AC only when very necessary
  30. Plant a tree.
  31. Do not give clothes for washing unless necessary. Linen and towels can be used more than once.
  32. Give outgrown clothes and unused toys to others or sell them rather than throw them way.
  33. Don’t leave the refrigerator door open longer than you need to.
  34. Give newspapers, cans, and plastic and glass containers to a recycler
  35. Write to businesses who use more packaging than necessary.
  36. Ask if your school could recycle paper and use recycled paper.
  37. Buy cloth bags and keep in the car for shopping trips.
  38. Stop buying paper towels and buy reusable kitchen cloths.
  39. Find a local second hand shop, SELL AND BUY!!
  40. Make some of the things you use at home; paperweights, door stops, knick-knack baskets, pen cups etc.
  41. Reuse food jars for storage; flour, sugar, salt, etc.
  42. Do not take a print of any document unless needed.
  43. Replace video and mobile games with physical activities. It is good for health as well.
  44. Have one day a month in your house where you try to make no garbage.
  45. Buy a low flow water attachment for your shower.
  46. Arrange carpooling with your parents and friends when possible.
  47. Promote local artisans and labor intensive products where practical.
  48. Learn how the public transportation runs in your city and take advantage of it.
  49. Reduce consumption of excessively oily, starchy and sweet food products.
  50. Play outdoors regularly.
  51. Eat raw foods like salad and fruits. They are good for health too.
  52. Learn about the laws that affect the natural environment of your town, state, and country.
  53. Buy produce locally, it uses less resources to get to you.
  54. Use eco-friendly cleaning supplies.
  55. Brush your teeth before sleeping without fail
  56. Make some of your own beauty and hygiene products
  57. Walk for 30 minutes daily.
  58. Eat whole foods instead of processed foods whenever possible.
  59. Reject foods and drinks made of artificial colors or sweetener.
  60. Start each lunch/dinner with salad.
  61. Take a deep belly breath for three to five minutes twice a day.
  62. Drink plenty of water.
  63. Get 10-15 minutes of sunlight and fresh air daily.
  64. Jog.
  65. Eat slowly.
  66. Have snacks between meals.
  67. Try to have seven hours of sleep at night.
  68. Have a fixed bed time, preferably at 10:00 pm.
  69. Increase your fiber intake.
  70. Join a Yoga class.
  71. Surround yourself with loving and supportive people.
  72. Exercise till you sweat once a week.
  73. Eat a handful of nuts 30 minutes before a meal.
  74. Learn to cook and gain control of what goes into your meals … and save money!
  75. Chew food thoroughly.
  76. Avoid cold drinks.
  77. Don’t over-eat!
  78. Don’t eat 3 hours before going to bed.
  79. Fast.
  80. Sit in silence for 10 minutes each day.
  81. Read good books.
  82. Pray.
  83. Meditate.
  84. Walk in nature barefoot.
  85. Spend time with friends.
  86. Wash hands with soap.
  87. Avoid passive smoking as well. Raise a voice if needed.
  88. Eat calcium-rich foods like milk, cheese and green leafy vegetables.
  89. Don’t sleep right after having a meal.

 

The above is just a suggestive list. You are most welcome to think of many more things and write to us so that we can share them with others. Write us at contact@adoreindia.net

 

List of Activities Which Students Can Take up

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

ACTIVITY PROCESS
Do No waste  Food campaign  Request others to not waste food. Fine system can also be introduced.
Tree plantation A small area can be selected for tree plantation
Saving of electricity and water Campaign

 

You can start a pledge campaign with all the students and also put up posters
Beautification and cleanliness drive

 

You can fix up a day/time every week and clean up the campus and area/shops around it
Facility enhancement in a school  
Start Yoga, pranayama, meditation classes Any student who has prior knowledge can take the lead or you can invite a teacher from outside
A spoken language class can be started for a local language or Sanskrit etc Depending on the interest of the student, such a class can be organized
Healthy Food  campaign Students can introduce healthy food habits like fruits, salad etc in their mess
Find problems faced by the neighborhood and write to authorities regularly This can be done in a systematic way and will help everyone immensely
Start activities for betterment of neighborhood Organize groups of nearby villages/houses and take up activities which will improve their living
Visit hospitals and old age homes This will help students be empathic and understand pain of others
Being A  good citizen survey and pledge This survey will help identify problem areas and improve things
Action for women and child safety Organize a meeting and think of ways for this. Implement them
Build up a community toilet in school/locality Speak to local people and find out the cost. Bear half of it through student donation. Balance through local donation
Survey of local children to ensure enrollment Find the reason for not going to school and work out a solution
Save and reuse paper Campaign Students and faculties to save paper and use waste paper as rough
Better and conscious citizen Awareness Students can be asked to fill a pledge form and also be committed toward the same
Motivating child beggars to be educated/gainfully employed

 

Speak to them. Find out about the future of their children. Motivate them
Linkage with govt schemes programme/health scheme/insurance/etc Details will be provided separately
Helping in formation of SHGs nearby

 

Details will be provided separately
Adopt a village nearby Students can go and help the villagers by highlighting the issue
Hold competitions with students about India and Youth responsibility  
Organize Eye donation pledges  
Teach Computers to students Practical knowledge can be given in a systematic way
Spoken English/Hindi Classes Organize classes for those who need in the locality
Organize awareness against child labour Identify child labour in your locality and find how things can be improved and implement
Provide Books and Educational Toys to needy crèches/day care centers You may collect these items from others and then donate them to the deprived school
Organize vocational training classes One or two skills can be identified and training can be provided with proper linkage
Reduce consumption of unhygienic food campaign Teach others about the harmful effect of junk food and drinks
Write to the local media and administration about problems The group can highlight important issue and force the govt. to take action
No Smoking campaign  
Save fuel campaign Awareness and motivation can help
Organize Students’ seminars/debates speech Students can themselves talk on relevant topic. This will increase confidence of students
Organize thanksgiving function for people like -drivers, peons, mess workers etc. Throw a small function and some snacks/party can be organized
Organize past/Retired teachers day Teachers who have retired can be remembered and honored
Invite eminent local personalities like poets, freedom fighters or retired judges etc. for talk It is a great opportunity to learn and honor them
Start an Emergency fund which can be used in case of need Every student can contribute a small fund which can be used in emergency
Organize medical check-up camps in locality  
Organize talent classes – singing etc for underprivileged children  
Provide legal knowledge to students You can convey the rights and duties of students so that they become better informed
Blood donation camp

 

Tie up with a local hospital or blood bank
Teaching students in nearby small schools. Select a few schools in nearby location and visit there on a weekly basis
Coaching class for students of competitive exams This can be organized within your institute. It will require long term planning and commitment

 

If you have any queries or suggestions, please send  them to contact@adoreindia.net.

Adore India Concept Note

Let’s Adore India

We expect others to do something about the problems, as if it is not our responsibility. Instead, each one of us has to become a responsible citizen.

Let us change our attitude and be concerned about the country. Work for the society and country selflessly. Be responsible and proactive. Let us take small steps which can make a difference.  Instead of merely complaining and wasting time in meaningless discussion, let us work positively.

Just as we serve our parents, without money or award, let’s also serve our Motherland.

What is Adore India?

Adoring means revering, respecting and loving.  So every Indian should Adore India, just as we adore our parents and teachers. Every Indian should love and work for the country selflessly.

Our objective to to motivate children to become better students and responsible citizens. This is done with the help of senior students and young professionals who sincerely devote time in the service of the nation.

Features and Process of Adore India volunteering

Volunteer in your own locality, anywhere in India

Only 2-3 hours of volunteering per week

Flexible timings and activities

Volunteering – as long as possible

Pure selfless working. Not for stipend or awards

Adore India in not an NGO, nor does it seek any donation or provide any financial help.We do not want volunteers who want to associate for the sake of certificate or award. Youth should serve selflessly. 

Let us make a Beginning …..Now. The Country Needs Us

For Associating with us fill the volunteering form – www.adoreindia.net/volunteering-form

to know more write to : contact@adoreindia.net

Or call 09830089210   or visit  www.adoreindia.net

Volunteering Process

Volunteering Process Guidelines

 

Approaching Students In Schools/Institutions

  1. Select a few local schools in your vicinity. You can also select the school you studied in, if it is nearby.
  2. You may also contact the schools through teachers or students known to you.
  3. Visit these institutions and seek an appointment with the principal.
  4. Tell the Principal about the Adore India concept and the objectives. Look out for queries and suggestions from the Principal. Take Adore India folder, Poster etc. along with you
  5. Work out a schedule to interact with the students. You can speak to a particular class or you can speak to a group of students selected from several classes.
  6. You can also approach other places where you can get interact with students like social clubs or coaching classes or sports training institutes.

Interacting with Students (see list of discussion points).

Talk to students about the problems around them and their responsibility towards the society.

Talk to students about what can be done to improve things around them.

You can ask questions(quiz)  on subject related to current issues, history and Geography of India.

Talk to students about the greatness of our country.

You can organize a writing event based on topics given in the poster.

They can be given pledge form so that awareness can be spread (Pledge forms are available in the kit sent to you)

You can also give clean India labels to the students so that they can organize a campaign near the school or around the locality.

You may discuss about how the students can improve themselves (use the lists provided to you)

Conduct a self-awareness exercise (sample document available)

You can also hold competitions – puzzles or physical exercises

Conduct an exercise where students create “India of my Dreams” taking into consideration various aspects

Discuss how students can improve their school and nearby premises

Have a discussion on things students can do individually to improve environment and nation

Let students work out a code of conduct for themselves which all will follow

Discuss on things students can do collectively to make a difference around them.

Use stories, jokes, puzzles, games, songs for connecting with the students

You can teach them a hobby

Also talk to them about great Indians

Let Students come out with suggestions themselves. Discuss with them how they can implement these suggestions and try to select two or three action areas/issues.

If weekdays if a difficulty, hold coaching classes (Maths/Science/Language) on Sunday. During the course of teaching, also talk about issues related to nationalism and responsibility.

 

 

 

Selecting Students Who Are Interested In Forming Action Groups

After the discussion, identify students who can be the leaders to coordinate activities. Assign specific tasks to these students/leaders so that a regularity of action is possible. These students can be given the Adore India badge.

The students have to take initiative. Do not thrust activities on them. Even if they are slow in action, allow them to be creative and self-confident. Let them hold a meeting within their groups. Guidance and support of Principal or a teacher will be useful.

After an Action Group has been formed, regular interaction (phone or visits) with the students is necessary for taking ahead the activities. Volunteer must guide the students in proper implementation of the activity.

Weekly or fortnightly follow up and interaction will help the school group in becoming very active.

 

Organizing your team

  • Gradually identify like-minded friends who are interested in working with you. Form a team. Close friends, parents, seniors, mentors and teachers are the ones who will help in establishing contacts. It will become easy for you to work with the help of team members. Regularity and continuity is an important aspect of this program.
  • Plan out an activity with the help of your team members. (see the list of activities for suggestions).
  • If the school students are interested and if it is mutually convenient, you can organize weekly subject based classes for the students. During these classes, you can also spend some time talking about becoming responsible citizens.

 

Work Plan

 

The volunteers can organize the work in such a way that there is some development every week. A typical volunteer would be able to work on few of the following every week:

 

  1. Meet some school authorities and explaining the Adore India process
  2. Talk a few like-minded friends about the concept and activities.
  3. Speak to seniors/teachers about the concept and seek their support and guidance
  4. Organize interaction with the students group
  5. Organize any one social activity

 

Feedback and Discussion

You are most welcome to discuss and send your queries or problems faced while working. There will be several teething issues and minor problems. Do not worry. Things like exams, vacation, time, space, etc. will always be there and we need to work amidst them. Persistence, sincerity and hard work will ultimately win.

The volunteers have to send a weekly feedback to us on their activities, development and events/meetings held. These reports can be send through the link (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/164Z6XjC9VApNaUQSe39iWDw_azYF8Lltq1-ExWz3QOU/viewform ) or by way of email/ facebook page.(You may take photos and make notes of the discussion during a meeting or event.)

 

 

Volunteering Queries

VOLUNTEER’S QUESTIONS

 

Please note that Adore India volunteering is not a specified period internship. It is a committed and devoted contribution towards the country and society that we belong to.

  1. What does Adore India do? Adore India motivates the youth to work for the betterment of the society and the country. It’s a network of youth who are working for the development and betterment of the society and country. It is neither govt. nor private, but a voluntary network.

 

  1. What are the volunteers required to do? The volunteers form Adore India groups in schools in their city/town/locality and motivate them to work for the community, to become better and responsible citizens and students.

 

  1. What is the location of work? Volunteers are required to work in their respective towns/cities where they are studying/working. Only local schools have to be selected for volunteering. We do not want volunteers to spend too much time on commuting.

 

  1. What are the timings and activities? There are no fixed working hours or stipulations. Volunteers have to coordinate the time with their career plan and suitability of school children. A few hours per week is all that is needed.

 

  1. How do we contact the students for forming the groups? You have to approach  schools, colleges, Teachers known to you, other students in your locality and also parents. It is a gradual process which depends on your hard work and creativity.

 

  1. 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.  It is our responsibility towards the nation in its betterment and development. We do not want volunteers who are only interested in certificate for the social work done by them in the service of Mother India.

 

  1. What is the duration of volunteering? We encourage volunteers to work for as long as possible. Since it is a part-time volunteering work, you can always be associated with it forever as responsible citizens of India.

 

  1. Where is Adore India office? The Administrative office is in Kolkata. Our volunteers are in over 35 cities of India.

 

  1. Whom do we contact for more details? For any further queries, you can write to contact@adoreindia.net or give a call to 09830089210.

 

 

 

 

 

Ask yourself the following questions

  1. Do you believe that every individual has a responsibility towards the country?
  2. Do you think that the youth are the most important people and future belongs to them?
  3. Do you want to make a change or difference around you?
  4. Do you want to use your resources and skills for the betterment of society?
  5. Do you empathize with the society and the people?
  6. Do you want to be associated and work with the youth community?
  7. Do you want to be involved with developing others?
  8. Would you find the above enjoyable and interesting?
  9. Would you like to devote some hours for the above work?

If you have a YES to the questions above, please do come forward to volunteer with us.