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Goa Community Engagement Program

By lending your time and effort you will help in improving the quality of life of the local communities in Goa.

Participate in our endeavor to empower the local women through education and life skills, assist in help at a disability care home, and provide social support to elderly people at home for the aged. Join us in this program to inspire the less privileged and help the community to build on their own.

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Program Description

PROJECT 1: ELDERLY CARE

With modernization, people are in a race for achievements which puts the concept of the nuclear family in focus. When the grown children in the family are pursuing their dream jobs and leaving their families behind, there is no one to look after their parents. Therefore, they are placed in an Elders’ care home.

In this program, you would visit an old age home and spend time with its residents as they need someone to listen or talk to and it is all that they need sometimes. Your visits would make them feel happier and less lonely. You will spend time as a companion to the residents where you can talk to them, play games, do reading, colouring and various other exercises with them.

Working Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Your role: To engage the residents at the Old Age Home in different activities, Play games and entertain them, Talk to them and listen to what they have to say, Read to them, Organize recreational and entertainment evenings for the elderly, Arrange sharing and discussion sessions on interesting topics, Teach the residents skills such as how to use their mobile phones better to store numbers, send text messages, take pictures, etc, Take the residents to museums and other places of interest, Celebrate festivals and birthdays with the elderly and Cleaning in and around the placement.

PROJECT 2: SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION AND CARE FOR ADULTS

It is a home for adults with different levels of abilities. This Home was born out of a need to create an inclusive place where adults with intellectual disabilities feel welcome. With your help, we hope to create a healthier society for these differently-abled individuals.

Working Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m

Your role: Assist the members to learn and improve their skills as per their abilities and interests, Share moments of happiness and love with the young and old in the free time, Assist them physically with basic tasks like walking them to the garden, having lunch or helping out at the work table, Give them a sense of value in their lives and the attention they seek, Teach them simple singalong songs and Assist the residents with physical exercises

In addition, you may have the best time throughout your stay as you will engage in fun, relaxing and recreational activities held after a long day of your program alongside other participants.

Your activities will be assigned depending on on the daily tasks at the placement and you will be assigned work accordingly.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

The objective of the project is to inspire, care and help those who are in need in ways you can.

Schedule

Monday to Friday

You can choose to join either the Elderly Care program or the Special Needs Education and Care program.

Elderly Women Care program

  • Working Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m
  • Lunch will be served after the program
  • After lunch you can prepare your work for the next day.
  • Dinner will be served at the accommodation.

Special Needs Education and Care program for Adults

  • Working Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m for Special Needs and Education Care program.
  • 1pm – 2pm – Lunch Break
  • 2pm – 3pm – Rest
  • 3pm – 5.30 Pm – program

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

The following are further necessary in order for both the participants, local staff and everyones involved to have a meaningful, enjoyable and safe community program.

  • Older participants or over 65 years are required to have a medical clearance as proof of their physical fitness as they may perform various activities.
  • Participants below 18 years old need a signed parental consent as proof of involvement of their children for the program. If possible, accompaniment by an adult is highly advised.
  • Genuine interests and passion with taking care of the elders and children with special needs.

  • Since you are working with kids with special needs and elders with different needs and medical and physical conditions, a decent level of energy and patience is required.
  • Excellent time management and self – organizing and strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Recommended a COVID – 19 Vaccination, purchase travel insurance, medical and Covid – 19  insurance prior to your arrival.
  • Have completed or recommended the following vaccines: Polio, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria/Tetanus, Typhoid, Malaria, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis.

Additional Equipment

Teaching materials such as:( for children with special needs)

  • Games, books, color pencils, chalk, rulers, etc.
  • Pictures from your country, family, and friends.
  • Other small cultural objects from your country of origin.
  • It’s a good idea to bring posters, pictures, music CDs, storybooks, flashcards and so on to brighten up lessons.

Personal belongings such as:

  • Bring with you comfortable clothes  so you can move comfortably and easily.
  • Bring Personal toiletries such as basic soap, shampoo, toothpaste and towels.
  • An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun and please carry with you preventive agents during outdoor activities, such as mosquito repellents for insect bites or other insects that may irritate your skin.
  • Moreover, bring Medicines with you especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis as well as other medicines for headaches and stomach aches.
  • Refillable water bottles and hydration packs to stay hydrated throughout the day particularly in performing your duties and activities of the program.

Dress Code:

  • India is a Conservative Country, please wear modest clothing covering knees and shoulders. Loose and long clothing is both respectful and tends to keep you cooler in hot climates. Cover up as much as possible in the spirit of the local culture to avoid embarrassment.
  • Your clothes must not be too short, too tight, or too revealing. Kindly make sure your shoulders and legs are covered.
  • It is completely fine to wear western clothes as long as they fit the local standards.
  • Be thoughtful of the graphics, symbols or text printed on your clothing and avoid wearing clothing styles that might be inappropriate most especially when visiting temples, monasteries and schools during your spare time.