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Maternal & Child Health Internship and Volunteering in India

Volunteer or intern in India, and learn about maternal survival and health through preventable and clinical care centers while immersed in the countrys vibrant culture. An...

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Volunteer in Orphanage & General childcare Projects in India

Kenosis Foundation focuses on children of women who are single, widows, abused, living with alcoholic and unsupportive husbands located where no organization exists or has...

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Volunteer to Teach English in Rural Schools in India

Kenosis Foundation offers the opportunity to teach English to students and teachers at primary, secondary, or college level in more than 1,000 rural and urban schools in

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Volunteer to teach computer and IT skills in Indian schools

Kenosis Foundation offers volunteering opportunities in the fields of Computer Teaching and IT in different schools in India. The foundation has schools and orphanages in...

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Volunteer to teach French and German languages in India

Kenosis Foundation offers volunteers the opportunity to teach French and German in elementary and high schools in Bangalore, India, capital of the state of Karnataka. For...

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Volunteer for Women Empowerment Projects in India

Kenosis Foundation offers volunteering opportunities in Women Empowerment in Bangalore, India. Women in India face significant gender inequality, particularly in impoverished...

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Medical and Healthcare Internship, Bangalore City, India

Participate in a medical and healthcare internship in Bangalore City, India. Interns get the chance to rotate around several departments, choose to focus on a particular

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Yoga and Meditation Retreat Adventure in India

Take part in a Yoga and Meditation retreat adventure, as you experience India, the land of cultural extremes, sensory overload, extraordinary beauty, and mystery. People

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Journalism Internships with Kenosis Foundation in India

Participate in a Journalism internship program in India, and explore new cultures while acquiring necessary skills to kick-start your media career. Interns get the chance...

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Volunteer Projects India-Mentally and Physically Challenged

Volunteer with Kenosis Foundation in India, and get the opportunity to be part of something life-changing. You will be working on volunteer projects at a disabled and mentally...

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Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counselling Projects

The Kenosis Foundation is offering internships in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Projects in India. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in India, between 2012

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Kenosis Foundation Reviews

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Community Engagement

    9

  • Health & Safety

    5

  • Day to Day Life

    8

One month teaching in Bangalore

I came from the UK and volunteered with Kenosis Foundation for 1 month in Bangalore, India. I taught computer and life skills to disadvantaged young adults aged 18-25 years old. This included the basics of hardware, software, typing, Microsoft Office, security, and the internet. I also taught the students how to prepare their CV, and how to perform well in an interview. When I first arrived at the centre, there were some technical issues with three of the computers, but I was able to resolve these within the first day.

I enjoyed teaching the students, and they were all keen to learn during my lessons. This made delivering the content enjoyable. My biggest issue that I faced was the language barrier between me and some of the students. This meant I had to remember to speak more slowly and clearly. There was also usually another member of staff available to translate for me when necessary. I also had to learn how to plan and deliver lessons, as this was my first time teaching. On some days, the student attendance was poor, which was a little demotivating.

My living arrangement was with Issac, the founder of Kenosis Foundation, near to the teaching centre. His wife and daughter also lived at the house. The house was a little too small for 4 people, although I did get my own room. Laundry facilities were also lacking, and I had to wash all my clothing by hand. I was, however, provided with plentiful and delicious food throughout my stay. Issac’s only transportation was a motorcycle, which I wasn't particularly happy about, as the driving standard is very poor in India.

I feel that this program was very rewarding overall, and I would recommend it to other people who want to make a difference in India. Areas for improvement are the accommodation, transportation, and training before the project. I was given minimal training before I started, and I feel that some online training before I came to India would have been helpful. I was provided with some material to base my lessons on, and this was very useful.

Program: Volunteer to teach computer and IT skills in Indian schools

  • Kenosis Foundation responded to this review February 19, 2016 at 4:22 AM

    Project Visits

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

Getting know the women of India

Volunteering with Kenosis Foundation was my first time volunteering abroad, and I am so happy that I choice Kenosis Foundation, it has been one the best experiences traveling abroad.

I was traveling with a friend and we had the best time India with KF. We arrived in Bangalore which was the first we met Mr. Martin who picked us up from the airport, and made sure the whole time that we arrived at time for out planned program. We then met up with Issac, who would join us to the rural villages a few hours outside Bangalore. We lived in a village for around and the program consisted of meeting the villagers and getting to know them and their history – Kenosis Foundation is fighting to help children without parents, and helping mothers without a husband to support their children, giving them a normal and equal life and helping them as much as possible with their education. They also fight for women’s health and living conditions. Everyone was so friendly and we absolutely loved to meet them all, it was at times sad to see some of their conditions, especially in some of the smaller villages where education was almost a thing which the children did not know much of – because of the lack of teacher and the large distances to which they had to walk or commute. We participated in several of the women group meetings, which really showed how much important it is to give more power and opportunities to the women.

We got such a deep cultural experience from seeing, hearing, meeting and talking with the locals and it definitely helped that we had Issac, who knew most of the villagers and knew all of what Kenosis is doing and what the different problems are regarding the rural areas. He gave us such a knowledge and helped us communicate with the villagers, and even taught us some Indian words (in this case Tamil).

We travelled away from Bangalore for a time, more for our own sake and pleasure, and had to come back to Bangalore to catch a flight back home – and even then Kenosis Foundation took care of us, and made sure that we were doing okay! When we came back to Bangalore for a few days before catching our flight, it was like coming back home to your family! They really took us under their wings, and for that I am forever grateful!

Program: Volunteer for Women Empowerment Projects in India

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Volunteer Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Engagement

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

Getting a Rural experience

Volunteering with Kenosis Foundation was my first time volunteering abroad, and I am so happy that I choice Kenosis Foundation, it has been one the best experiences traveling abroad.

I was traveling with a friend and we had the best time India with KF. We arrived in Bangalore which was the first we met Mr. Martin who picked us up from the airport, and made sure the whole time that we arrived at time for our planned program. We then met up with Issac, who would join us to the rural villages a few hours outside Bangalore. We lived in a village for around and the program consisted of meeting the villagers and getting to know them and their history – Kenosis Foundation is fighting to help children without parents, and helping mothers without a husband to support their children, giving them a normal and equal life and helping them as much as possible with their education. They also fight for women’s health and living conditions. Everyone was so friendly and we absolutely loved to meet them all, it was at times sad to see some of their conditions, especially I some of the smaller villages where education was almost a thing which the children did not know much of – because of the lack of teacher and the large distances to which they had to walk or commute.

We got such a deep cultural experience from seeing, hearing, meeting and talking with the locals and it definitely helped that we had Issac, who knew most of the villagers and knew all of what Kenosis is doing and what the different problems are regarding the rural areas. He gave us such a knowledge and helped us communicate with the villagers, and even taught us some Indian words (in this case Tamil).

We travelled away from Bangalore for a time, more for our own sake and pleasure, and had to come back to Bangalore to catch a flight back home – and even then Kenosis Foundation took care of us, and made sure that we were doing okay! When we came back to Bangalore for a few days before catching our flight, it was like coming back home to your family! They really took us under their wings, and for that I am forever grateful!

Program: Volunteer in Orphanage & General childcare Projects in India

  • Kenosis Foundation responded to this review November 20, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Hi Lasse, Its wonderful to go back how we all together we spend a precious moments together as friends and family in the village to see, experience and understand the whole humanitarian work of mine through my own Kenosis Foundation with women and children. I must appreciate you and marie being there ,giving full heart to spend your precious times , with always a smile and cheerful face and talking to every women and children you met. Your guys made the local village people and community very happy,new sense of belonging, to them by your gesture every moments.

    You guys made lots of difference in them. They enjoyed you guys dressing up like Indian, named two little kids to be called throughout their life. I remember Luna, the name you kept for a girl baby. Everytime, i go to visit the women group, the mother and her family ask you guys. They love you both.

    Do you remember guys? All women groups, you met, invited you both after...........? Hope you remember. They are waiting for you both again. Finally, I would really appreciate and thank you both for being a part of our community and brought great impact in the life of those people. We wait to see you and your friends soon. Please recommend our kenosis Foundation to your friends and join us at any times.