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Researcher on the effects of laughter and medical clowning on health

Duration: 6 months

Daily Tasks

In collaboration with the team, design a research questionnaire. Collect, analyse and organize information and data about the emotional and physical results of our project in the Indian context. Be able to present the conclusions to others in a written report.

Skills gained

Learn Laughter yoga and joy of therapeutic clowning. Direct experience of a social enterprise project. Discover ground realities of working with the bio-region in rural South India.

Opportunity Description

Context of the need:

Komali MeDi Clown Academy collaborates with professionals in Healthcare, Education and Business. Through research and training we enhance well being, combat stress, eradicate domestic violence and stop suicide. We integrate the joy of Therapeutic Clowning, Laughter and Humour, with scientific research and the ancient art of indigenous clowning, as a holistic approach for the preventative and curative well being of individuals and communities in rural and urban India. We offer professional training and workshops.

We are now in an expanding moment and parallel to our activities we would like do some research and follow up on the results of our work.

Position and role of the volunteer:

The main task of the volunteer is to document our activities, apply research techniques to gather relevant information, case studies, interviews... Interpret the data and present the results in a report. S/he is welcome to participate in our activities and workshops and laugh and enjoy with us.

Conditions and practical details:

Tea and lunch will be provided.

Auroville contribution will be paid.

Duration:

Minimum duration is 6 months. It is possible to extend the period if there is the need. (Non-Indians must be aware of the visa conditions-see our visa pages.)

Timing

 

Morning hours 9.30 to 12.30. (Flexible hours)
Afternoon hours 14.00 to 16.30. (Flexible hours)

Prerequisites

Independent and committed person. Analytical and organizational skills. Attention to detail. Research methodology experience.

Software skills

No Software Specified

Computer required

YES

Number of volunteers needed: 1