A home beyond a home
In this project 14 students and 4 terachers from Landstede College will go to India for 3 weeks. Not for a holiday but for their internship.
They will work at Umang, a Care Farm concept for young adults with special needs and handicaps. These may be physical as well as mentally limitations or a combination of both. The concept is developed by the director of Umang, Ms Sulochana Kalro, together with an NGO in The Netherlands (www stichtingbalanand nl ) to create an environment where these young people can grow up in dignity.
The Dutch students participating in this program are going to help the Care Farm become self supporting. Every student will give help from his professional background and knowledge. This is a way in which students develop skills in a total different environment. Hereby thinking of climate conditions, other mentality of the population and other ways of cooperation. The plan is to get as many students from different disciplines as possible to get an optimal result in such a short period.
The program in Umang will be developed along the lines from the pilot we did in 2011, combined with the new requests from the Staff of Umang. Students will be selected through selection program developed by KW1College.
Fundraising has to be done by the students for their travel expenses and a small fee for boarding and lodging.
The set-up of detailed program subjects in a number of disciplines like hygiene, dieting, nursing, physiotherapy, workshop training supported by agricultural activities, will be supervised by their teachers
From here we would like to engage with other Institutes in India to share our knowledge and experience.