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Overview

‘Learning never stops throughout your life’. We definitely agree. Education is one such sphere, which is constantly evolving, facilitating us to making us adapt to newer concepts. You will be responsible for designing a knowledge-based model of education in government schools of Hampi, where the children get an opportunity to learn, grow, and to participate in extracurricular activities as well. Along with the same, infuse community outreach programmes into the society, which leads to a better sense of awareness amongst the community. The job does not end there. Work closely with local teachers, equip them with the tools that enhance their teaching skills, and contribute to the overall development of the children.

Besides teaching, learn more about this beautiful community as you stay with your loving host family. On the weekends, you have time off. So head off with your team to explore some stunning destinations, not very far away. 

Teaching an individual has to be one of the most influential and monumental jobs in the world. Hence, experience, in this case, plays a major role. However, if you have the will and the passion for the same, we would be glad to see how you can make a difference to Hampi’s students.

Fast Facts

Language – Kannada, Telugu, Hindi & English
Currency-Indian Rupee
(1 USD= 75 Indian Rupees)
Famous For -historical ruins, temples, tourism
Delicacies -Ragi Mudde, idli & dosa

Highlights

  • Opportunity to implement innovative farming technologies and organic methodology to improve local farming productivity
  • Train local farmers with new agricultural techniques and practices which promote organic farming and facilitates sustenance farming
  • Experience the authentic lifestyle with your host family while immersing in cultural exchange
  • Catch a break while exploring Goa, Bangalore, Gokarna, and other weekend getaways with fellow volunteers
  • Be part of a long term project centered around rural development based on sustainable tourism while developing professionals skills

Opportunities Available

Education

Are you someone who is passionate about education? So are we! We believe educators and teachers to be the real changemakers as education, for both school goers and the wider community, is the most powerful tool.

Clean Hampi

Link yourselves to an environmental cause. You will have the opportunity to come up with campaigns that make the community cleaner and more responsive to their health and hygiene requirements. Launch and lead unique outreach programs, in a mission to create a lasting impact! Challenging, but powerful.

Educational Transformation

Work alongside local teachers and help them by equipping them with the right teaching tools and monitoring techniques.You will also have the opportunity to create programs and activities for students which will facilitate their overall development.

Sustainable Development- The Continuity

Let’s be honest, overnight change is not possible. Creating a gradual change in the status of education in Hampi, going ahead with sustainable development is highly recommended. Small, measurable steps towards the aim, and we will get there.

Equip, not cater- Skills that last

There are individuals who want to make a change in their local landscape. What they lack is the skills for the same. Impart the skills to the teachers that can make a significant difference in students grasping the concepts.

Women’s empowerment- Urgent need

We believe that any society can change for the better, provided there are gender-neutral laws and customs. Uplift the women by constantly interacting, collaborating, and helping them to fend for themselves-all through the medium of education.

Education- Foundation

Knowledge, A powerful tool that we use to change people for the better. It is not only conventionally limited to school teachings. You will run various campaigns, both for school goers and the wider community.

Improve Sanitation- Quality of Life

Clean Hampi, and Power Hampi. These are our two major initiatives focused on improving residents’ overall quality of life by focusing on health and hygiene. Educate the people, highlighting the impact that proper health and hygiene standards can have in their lives.

At every step, we are there to help. We provide enough support so that you can make an impact in this community.  From the host families to the project leaders, everyone is extremely experienced and would be glad to assist you in any problems you face

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24x7 Emergency Support

For any problems, we are available via our helpline number. Social media and ever-present on the ground team
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Ground team and host family

Our ground team led by a project leader along with your host family will help you in settling in your home
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Efficient Monitoring

Trained Personnel to assist you in your assignments, provide constant feedback, and monitor your progress
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Orientation

You will be provided with both pre and on arrival orientation to give you a detailed idea about the project and your individual roles
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Efficient Safety and Health facilities

Fully equipped with emergency kits and access to local hospitals nearby in case of any emergency
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Training

Special training and guidance to be provided so that you are equipped to change Hampi’s society for the better

Look forward to what the day has to offer. Wake up in the ancient habitat of Hampi as you are served breakfast at 8:30. Freshen up, and get ready. By 9:30, join your fellow voluntourists for an exciting day. Get greeted by Novoto ground team, as they take you to the government schools where you continue your work. 

With your group of fellow educators, design insightful curriculum for the students. provide workshops for teachers and come up with innovative educational campaigns for the wider community and their implementation strategies.

At noon, we make a stop for lunch and refreshments. After lunch, we continue with your specific project. Enjoy your day.

After 5 PM, the evening is kept free for a range of independent activities with fellow voluntourists. Occasionally, there shall be organised social events in the evening.

Finally, dinner is provided by the homestay. Rest and think about the fond memories created.

At Novoto, we aim to transform the perspective of voluntourism from one of humanitarian relief to one of cultural exchange. We believe that the impact of cultural exchange is more powerful than simple humanitarian relief

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Enriching homestays

Your accommodation takes the form of verified local homestays.. Explore Hampi, live like the locals
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Learning local customs

Have lunch with the hardworking farmers, relax with kids at the banks of The Tungabhadra river, and attend the evening Aarti at Virupaksha Temple
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Authentic local food

Whether it is Ragi Mudde, or dosas, make sure that you try the local flavours. You’ve got travel experience, and so does your palate
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Explore Hampi

Tourism is Hampi’s chief value proposition. The city in ruins, Tungabhadra river, Virupaksha Temple, Matanga Hill; all of these and more await you
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Engage in discussions

Wondering why we believe so much in the power of cultural exchange? Participate in meaningful discussion with both locals and fellow volunteers from around the world to broaden your horizon
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Weekend getaways

There is no dearth of weekend getaway destinations from Hampi. Travel to Gokarna for surfing, Hyderabad for its biryanis, Panaji for its beaches, or Goa to party it up

What’s Included?

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Pick-up from Bangalore airport

Airport Pickup (Up to 2 days before the trip)
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Qualified project leader and community orientation

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24x7 support and backup

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3 meals a day

On weekends, only Breakfast is served
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Accommodation with local host families

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Travel allowances for volunteer-related work

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Access to working space and necessary equipment

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Achievement letter

Exclusions

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Personal expenses

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Weekend getaways

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Meals apart from those provided by your host family

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Discretionary gratuities for local help

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International flights

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Visa

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Travel Insurance

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Drop off to Bangalore airport

Can be arranged on request

Are flights included in my trip?

International flights booked for arrival/ departure have not been included in our travel fee. It must be purchased separately.
However, in case of any inquiries, you can contact us.

Which flight should I take?

There are multiple international flights landing in Bangalore. We will be picking you up from the Bangalore airport.
During departure, you can catch a train to Bangalore or transportation to the airport can be arranged on request.

What do I do about the visa?

You will be required to obtain either an Indian E-Visa (you can check your eligibility here – httpss://www.visahq.co.uk/) or apply in person at your nearest Indian Embassy prior to your travels.

What are the extra costs that I should keep in mind?

The project has been curated with the most observant prior to due diligence. Any additional expenses individuals incurred during the tour are at their own discretion, such as any shopping and souvenirs they might wish to purchase, additional meals, and activities not not provided by your host family and weekend getaways.

What do I carry?

For the volunteering project of two weeks, you would be better off with a light packing. Carry comfortable footwear and light clothes. Make sure you carry the essentials- your passport, VISA, flashlights, and Indian currency.
Oh also, leave some room in your suitcases. You never know what you might like to buy here!

Is tipping included?

No, tipping has not been included in your travel plan. It’s up to you to decide the amount for the same. We totally respect your discretion.

Who are my fellow volunteers?

We very much believe in privacy. Hence, we are sorry that we cannot reveal their names. However, we have a wide range of travellers from all over the world who you will meet on your first day.

How do I contact, in case of an emergency?

No need to worry! We have our on-ground team for your assistance. Besides that, you can get in touch with us through our social media handles on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also call us directly on our helpline.

Can I join a trip late, or extend my stay?

As much as we would LOVE you to join us, it will be difficult for us to accommodate you in an already on-going trip.
Good news? You are more than welcome to extend your stay, but the expenses for the same have to be taken by you.

Does Novoto provide me a travel insurance?

Unfortunately, no. We leave that to your discretion to book travel insurance of your choice.

Will there be any showcase?

Definitely! Your entire experience would be well-documented in the form of videos, and also in other means as approved by the group.

What’s the weather like?

April to September is summer in Hampi where temperatures are generally pleasant, around 40 C. From October onwards the temperatures start going down averaging around 25 C during the day.

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