Women Empowerment Program

About Women Empowerment

In many countries, women are the marginalised section of society and these activities are geared towards more opportunities and better quality of life for them. This leads to not just the women being helped with living a better life but also building better future generations.

Women empower projects are engaged in a variety on-going and short term activities that help in building the confidence, self-esteem, and abilities of women to lead a better life. Activities of volunteers may be geared towards teenaged girls or adult women

Equal rights are not given to women due to their dependency on their family for livelihood as they have no earnings. Women have less access to various essential resources and employment opportunity due to which, women are victim of domestic violence. Empowered women are the framework, which provide desired framework to society and help in sustainable development. It is essential that the leadership should be implemented such that women can be empowered.

A Trip Unlike Any Other

Why backpack through Europe when you can clap back at poverty? Seeing the Eiffel Tower is something that anyone can do. Whereas waking up in the foothills of the Himalayas is a unique experience that you will carry with you forever. Our programme is packed with activities and sights that will amaze your family and friends. You’ll meet volunteers from all over the world – young women and men just like you who want to make a difference, broaden their horizons, and live an amazing adventure in a part of the world that not many will ever get to experience. The bonds you create will last you a lifetime.

Location - Goa, India

Goa is visited by more tourists than those visiting any other location of India. Beautiful sandy beaches and influence of the Portuguese culture make Goa a magnet for tourists. Goa its is interesting because of the vast array of activities it can offers. The Idex accommodation in Goa is located in South Goa near the Majorda Beach. This part of Goa is untouched by heavy tourist traffic and so it is serene and peaceful.

Plenty of domestic and international tourists visit Goa every year for its pristine white sand beaches, worship spots, nightlife and World Heritage architecture. It also has rich biodiversity due to its location in the Western Ghats. Most of the tourists focus on the coastal areas of Goa and there is not much tourist activity inland. Water sports is widely popular among tourists and beaches such as Calangute and Baga offer water scooter rides, parasailing, jet-skiing, banana boat rides and so on.

Goa has a cultural environment that cannot be found anywhere else in India due to the 450-year Portuguese rule. A mix of Western and Eastern culture can be seen here with the dominance of the Portuguese culture in its cultural, architectural and social settings. On the religious front, the Bom Jesus cathedral is a famous place of worship here. The convents and churches of Old Goa and the Bom Jesus Basilica are the two World Heritage sites in Goa.

The Bom Jesus Basilica holds the mortal remains of the Catholic patron saint of Goa, St. Francis Xavier. Apart from the beaches and religious spots, Goa is renowned for its important museums, the Naval Aviation Museum, the National Institute of Oceanography and the Goa State Museum. The Naval Aviation museum is one among the three in India (the other two are located in Bengaluru and Delhi respectively). Tourists also love Goa for its greatly entertaining dance, music and theatre forms and its delicious cuisine!

Included Services and Activities

Volunteer Activities includes

Accommodation and Amenities

Program Start Dates

Start Date

14-Jan-19

Start Date

28-Jan-19

Start Date

11-Feb-19

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25-Feb-19

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11-Mar-19

Start Date

25-Mar-19

Start Date

08-Apr-19

Start Date

22-Apr-19

Start Date

06-May-19

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20-May-19

Start Date

03-Jun-19

Start Date

17-Jun-19

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01-Jul-19

Start Date

15-Jul-19

Start Date

29-Jul-19

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12-Aug-19

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26-Aug-19

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09-Sep-19

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23-Sep-19

Start Date

07-Oct-19

Start Date

21-Oct-19

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04-Nov-19

Start Date

18-Nov-19

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02-Dec-19

Start Date

16-Dec-19

Start Date

30-Dec-19

Program Itinerary

Duration : 15 Days

Country : Goa , India

  • Day 1

    On arrival at Goa airport, keep your eyes peeled for the beaming IDEX paging board accompanied by your bubbly tour leader who will transfer you to your first night`s accommodation at the IDEX camp in Goa. (Meals – all meals as per your arrival time)

  • Day 2

    After an early breakfast, take part in a friendly welcome meeting, which will provide a lot of interesting information with the orientation on topics as mentioned below. Post lunch you start preparing for your first day at your designated project – learn how to do your work, go through records of your project, and preparation meeting with your project executive. (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

  • Day 3

    The day starts with getting ready for Yoga Classes followed by Yoga sessions. After breakfast your day will be spent at the volunteering project and as per the work allocated to you over the next few days. After you have finished for the day there will be a local food preparation demonstration and food tasting. The day ends with a dinner. (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

  • Day 4

    After the Yoga class sessions & breakfast, some more yoga workshops will be organized for the Volunteers. After you have finished for the day, volunteers will experience an exciting session on Henna (Indian Tattoo) and you will get some lessons on Indian clothing and the culture behind it. In the evening, dinner will be at the local host family. (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

  • Day 5

    The day starts with breakfast. Afterwards make some more amazing experiences on your project while volunteering. Then you are free to go to the beach and enjoy your free time there. Return to the Camp and retire for the day after dinner. (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    • Day 6

      The weekend is free to do any activities. Enjoy Goa’s natural beauty and sandy beaches!! (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    • Day 7

      The weekend is free to do any activities. Enjoy Goa’s natural beauty and sandy beaches!! (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    • Day 8

      Move to your Volunteer Project work areas and do some Volunteering work. Come back to the Camp for Lunch/ or have your lunch at the project site. After lunch proceed for your volunteering work during the afternoon time. Later plan & prepare for the next day. Evenings are free to relax & have your own time. (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    • Day 9

      Continue your volunteering work for 5 hours in a day and have free evenings. (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    • Day 10

      Continue your volunteering work for 5 hours in a day and have free evenings. (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    • Day 11

      Continue your volunteering work for 5 hours in a day and have free evenings. (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    • Day 12

      Continue your volunteering work for 5 hours in a day and have free evenings. (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    • Day 13

      The weekend is free to do any activities. Enjoy Goa’s natural beauty and sandy beaches!! (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    • Day 14

      The weekend is free to do any activities. Enjoy Goa’s natural beauty and sandy beaches!! You can also take your return flight on this day after 20:00 hours from the Goa airport. (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    • Day 15

      After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Goa and the airport in good time for your onward flight. There will be plenty of opportunity to say the sad goodbyes! (Meals – Breakfast Only)

Typical Daily Schedule

Monday – Friday
This is a basic outline for volunteers – the weekend excursions are only included in the Volunteer & Travel package.
A more detailed itinerary is available on request.

  • Activities Time
  • Breakfast at IDEX accommodation 7:30-8:30
  • Project work 9:00 – 12:30
  • Lunch 12:30 – 13:30
  • Free time/relax 13:30 – 14:00
  • Project work 14:00 – 16:00
  • Preparation meeting/lesson planning for next day 16:00 – 17:00
  • Tea/coffee at IDEX accommodation 17:00 – 17:30
  • Dinner at IDEX accommodation 19:00 – 20:00

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