We believe that our community members have the inherent ability and willingness to give back to the society. However, with a busy schedule and lack of awareness of such possibilities, we may not be able to reach out to the needy section, especially, children.
Beyond Teaching connects with organizations that are working in the field of education to provide them support from our members. This support can be in the form of teaching, content development, tutoring etc. The members can volunteer to work in the city of their residence or online in some cases. Most opportunities are on a volunteer (non-earning) basis, but some of them may include some basic remuneration. You will find some opportunities for work in this section. Please consider this as an opportunity to do your bit for the society and offer your services to the best of your abilities. To encourage you to participate wholeheartedly, we donít deduct any points for applying in this section.
Volunteer for various opportunities in Mumbai and PuneAbout Akanksha:
The Akanksha Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide children from low-income communities with a high-quality education, enabling them to maximize their potential and transform their lives. Akanksha works in the field of education, initiating school reform through The School Project, and providing a supplemental education through the Akanksha centers.
Currently, Akanksha reaches out to over 4400 children through two models: the after-school or center model and the school model. Akanksha has 25 centers and 15 schools in Mumbai and Pune. Through the centers, a commitment is made to support each child by providing a strong educational foundation, good time, self-esteem and values, and to help them plan how they can earn a steady livelihood as a step towards improving their standard of living. The School Project is a venture to open high-quality schools serving children from low-income communities in Mumbai and Pune. These schools are in partnership with local municipalities, with the vision of creating small clusters of model schools in these cities that can be used to impact the mainstream education system.
Specific volunteer opportunities with Akanksha:
1.¬†¬†Regular Volunteer at any of our 7 schools (3 hours a day, 3 days a week)
2.¬†¬†Sport Class Volunteers in Bopodi school, Matoshri School and KCT Vidya Niketan School
3.¬†¬†Remedial class volunteer in the Acharya Vinoba Bhave School (poonawala school/ganj peth school) on Saturdays. The level of students is below the 9th grade level as they have been in different municipal schools before coming to AVBS. You will be focusing on certain struggling students and also some who can challenge the ones who are bright. If you know Math, Science, Hindi, Marathi, English (any one) then you can certainly join on regular basis. These students are due for the board exam next year and they need a lot of help to prepare!
4.¬†¬†NTSE Class volunteers in the Acharya Vinoba Bhave School (poonawala school/ganj peth school)
5.¬†¬†Volunteers who can work online/through mails on typing student work, formatting documents, data entry etc.
Organization: Akanksha Foundation
Work: Teaching, other
Place: Pune, Mumbai