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A beautiful whirlwind of sights and sounds

Gap Year in India

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The Gap Year India experience begins the moment you step off the plane and stays with you long after you depart. The mixture of India's languages, religions, spectacular architecture, and distinctive cuisine will rattle you, and leave you wanting more. New Delhi is a multidimensional metropolis where evidence of a layered history and modern society abound. While you are on your gap year volunteering in New Delhi, be sure to note each and every smell, sound, and sight as you explore all that the city has to offer, because we promise that when you return home, you'll miss them all.

FACT SHEET

Population Below Poverty Line
24% under $1.25
Human Development Index Ranking
130 / 188 countries
Average Schooling for Girls
3 years less than boys
Maternal Mortality Rate
190 / 100,000

GAP YEAR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN NEW DELHI

Once enrolled, you will have the chance to select the volunteer opportunity that's most interesting to you. Volunteers will always receive their first preference. The only exception to this will be when there are national or school holidays, or there are exceptional circumstances.

Child Development
Women, mostly single mothers, need to work to support their family, and rely on community support to help with their children. Community groups and childcare centers are present to provide these essential services, but they are grossly under resourced and understaffed even in formal school settings. CCS volunteers assist teachers, conduct early education programming, teach English language skills, and provide children with one-on-one attention. CCS volunteers in Delhi greatly contribute to improving the quality of education that every child deserves.

Global Health
Access to high quality health care in rural area is severely limited. Through outreach, education, and care, you will provide much-needed support to vulnerable children and adults in low-income communities. In addition CCS leads multiple public health projects in India including vision screening for children, oral health campaigns, and the promotion of hygiene in schools.

Girls' & Women’s Empowerment
Fostering economic opportunities for women creates financial independence and the leadership skills that builds stronger communities. These Indian women are eager to receive your support and determined to transform themselves, their families, and ultimately the community at large.

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