India Service Learning Project
Westminster in India
India and Service Learning
Join us as we delve deep into India’s culture and history while also undertaking educational based service learning projects in Wai, India and communities in the surrounding rural area. Westminster in India has been involved in service projects here for the last 7 years, and has developed some incredible partners and relationships that are directly tied to the Indian community in Salt Lake City.
We’ll explore what it means to be a true citizen of the world. Students will gain a better perspective of the educational needs in rural India, as well as how these are rapidly changing due to India’s high tech boom. Westminster students will develop a science module using inquiry based teaching techniques, then take this to India where they will work with local teachers to implement and teach the lessons in primary schools, secondary schools, or a school for students with special needs.
Central to this course is cultural immersion in India’s rich heritage, which students will experience by living and working side-by-side with their Indian counterparts and exploring the rich history of Wai, where beautiful temples along the Krishna River exist alongside slums where poor Indians live with limited access to quality education and other services. We’ll be working with the enthusiastic students here to help address some of the challenges these communities face as they share their incredible culture and traditions with us.