During this project, which aims to give the children of Udaipur sports training and lessons on health, personal health care and important issues such as gender equality, you will have the opportunity to volunteer as a helper at two local schools, and with children in rural areas, to deliver a wide range of sporting activities. A great way to use up some free time, or as part of a gap year, the work you carry out will use direct sports coaching to improve the children’s health, stamina, and emotional well-being. You will also help them to develop skills for life including teamwork, leadership, decision making and communication. Sports sessions are offered to these children as they currently have only one hour of sports lessons per week as part of the curriculum. Team building skills and discipline will be developed through sports such as soccer, volleyball, cricket, hockey, athletics and gymnastics. Promoting social interaction, and nurturing knowledge and passion the children will be helped onto a pathway of success socially, physically, mentally and academically. All activities are fun, active and interactive, and take place on the sports field.
Your day will begin with breakfast before being transferred to the project location for a meeting with the sports coach and team at the local school. During your meeting you will be given information about the curriculum and instructions on creating lesson plans.
Tuesday to Friday
The day-to-day schedule is highly dependent on the lesson schedule in place at the partner school. However, during school hours you will carry out up to 2 training sessions. After school hours, beginning at around 15:30, you will be expected to provide a further 2 hours of sporting activities.