CIFAL Bangalore: Education

ACTS LogoEducation Internship with a Focus on Environment, Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability at ACTS Group of Institutions in Bangalore, India

Kennesaw State University, in partnership with CIFAL Atlanta, is offering an amazing and unique opportunity for KSU undergraduate and graduate students to intern with ACTS Group of Institutions located in Bangalore, India. ACTS Group of Institutions is a non-profit social enterprise committed to development through projects in education, environment and entrepreneurship.

ACTS aims to advance socially inclusive programs, empower underprivileged youth and provide them with opportunities to enjoy equal access to education, health services and technologies, while learning about global issues that will impact their lives. Working with children and young adults in slums, villages, towns and cities, the center has an integrated learning approach. Applicants should have a strong interest in education, especially in terms of environmental health, entrepreneurship and sustainable communities.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Teach a program at any of ACTS projects in Bangalore
  • Become familiar with the model and ACTS approach to working with schools
  • Work along with ACTS's team to connect and build relationships with our schools
  • Based on the framework, analyze needs and co-create a plan for the volunteering period at designated schools
  • Help fill the gaps and improve the language skills of teenagers and adults.

Implementation of the plan at the school sites

  • Be imaginative with your teaching to make learning fun and enjoyable for the students and yourself!
  • Explore additional ideas and strategies to keep HMs/Teachers engaged positively and purposefully towards achieving goals set for the school during your volunteering period
  • As a volunteer teacher, you will need to take the time to prepare and structure your classes. Being prepared will give you confidence and ensure that you and your students get the most out your time in schools. You can use authentic materials, games, and songs to engage students.

Documenting and Reporting

  • Document and report progress and gaps at designated school site
  • Conduct surveys and analyze feedback/ school trends to help guide and continually improve effectiveness by working closely with the ACTS team and School Leadership


  • Excellent leadership and strong communication skills
  • Ability to influence and motivate people to work towards a common goal
  • Commitment and passionate towards education equity
  • Ability and willingness to work with people from diverse social and religious backgrounds
  • Strong project design and management skills will be an added advantage

Working Conditions

  • Caring for children can be physically demanding, may be lifting and carrying children and equipment, and may spend time sitting on the floor or child sized furniture. Must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all children, staff and themselves.
  • There may be times that the environment is noisy and busy.
  • Caring for children can be stressful, as a teacher must be prepared to handle pressure at work.

Possible Teaching Topics

Conversational English

  • Our students will be eager to learn from you, and your skills will be vital to helping them practice and improve their conversational English. They will also benefit from the extra attention and help that you can provide as a volunteer.
  • Your role in the classroom will be a critical one, as you will focus on building students’ English reading, writing, comprehension, and conversational abilities.

Arts & Crafts

  • Help students develop their artistic skills by cultivating creative expression and fostering an understanding of textures, shapes and colors.
  • Create handmade objects, such as pottery, glassware, textiles or other objects that are designed to be functional.

Teach Drama, Music

  • Instructing children on how to play instruments and sing, as well as teaching them basic music theory.
  • The responsibilities of a drama educator may include creating lesson plans, teaching students about plays and the history of drama, assisting students in creating their own dramatic pieces, organizing and managing the learning environment, directing performance rehearsals, helping to assemble and manage lighting and sets, and assessing students' performance.

*The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the volunteers on the job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.


Please contact Serena Newhall, Executive Director of CIFAL Atlanta, to learn more about the application and interview process: Tel: 770-217-5604 

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