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Laksh Project: Volunteer in India

Students and pupils in IndiaVolunteers from Warwick's Laksh project have returned home after a very successful summer. Applications are now open for current students interested in taking part in summer 2015.

As part of the biggest cohort the project has seen to date Eleanor Brady (French), Rebecca Fletcher (PaIS), Jessica Fletcher (Law), George Creasy (Statistics), Zuzanna Rabikowska (French), Sarah Chen (Engineering), William Carruthers (Classics), Molly Gray (Life Sciences), Ashling Doyle (Sociology), Kim Sturdy (Education), Catherine Padbury (Philosophy) and Sara Abbasi (German) all gave up their summer vacations to travel to Haryana, India, to work with the teachers and pupils of the Laksh Foundation.

The Laksh Foundation is a small NGO near Delhi, India. Over the last three years, Warwick has worked closely with the foundation, developing the partnership from a pilot scheme with just three students helping out in one teaching centre to a programme that now sees multiple groups of Warwick students working across a network of five community schools, supporting the local teachers through introducing innovative methods of teaching and learning, developing the curriculum as well as providing extracurricular tutorial classes and supervision in maths and English to 200+ pupils ages 3-18.

Volunteer in 2015

Recruitment for the 2015 project is now open. If you are a current student who enjoys a challenge, you have some teaching experience and you are able to think on your feet then visit www.warwick.ac.uk\laksh to learn more.

Placements last for a month and they are fully funded, with students being required to raise £500 in advance of their trip to help fund future placements.

Enquiries should be sent to h dot j dot knight at warwick dot ac dot uk