Live' The Himalayas
FSL-India organises work camps with special themes, at different locations, with strategic partners all over India. They are distinctive from the regular work that FSL- India does at other locations.
These projects are planned in line with a long-term sustainable goal and therefore involve work that is intended to change the lives of many people who deserve special care and attention.
Work camps deliver extra support to the communities. For e.g. building play parks, construction, painting building walls, distribution of educative materials, medical aid etc, depending on the specific needs of the present situation.
The aim of the project is to provide sanitation and construct a safety wall for the schools and the community. You will help to provide a clean environment for the community, which is being affected by tourist influx and lack of waste management and watershed management systems.
You will also create awareness on the Tibetan migrants and their culture
Weeks 1 & 2:
Promote eco-friendly practices
Renovation of school buildings and walls, wall painting, educational drawings (murals), teaching basic English
Cleanup activities at the waterfalls, creating awareness to the community and tourists to support responsible tourism, health and hygiene awareness and tree plantation to avoid landslides
Participation in Yoga class with professional instructor (only in Wk 1)
At a rented guest house or hostel, with shared rooms.
This small paradise on earth is home to His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama and to a significant Tibetan settlement in India. Dharamshala is set in the backdrop of the snow-clad peaks of Dhauladhar Mountains. It is the capital of the Tibetan government-in-exile and the residence of the Dalai Lama.
McLeod Ganj in Kangra district is upper the part of Dharamshala wich is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, North India, 500 kms from Delhi.
Nearest airport - Delhi international airport
Nearest railway station - Pathankot
Bus from New Delhi and other smaller cities of North India.
The meeting point will be mentioned in the info sheet
Visit various Tibetan institutes to understand the migrants’ issues and how the Government is taking care of the migrants
Interact with monks and the local community to understand the culture.
During the 3rd week of the camp, the volunteers can participate in a 4-day trekking activity around the mountains of Dharamshala and Triund. The cost for trekking will be Rs.3000/- per pax
Be culture-sensitive, especially while in the schools and villages by your behaviour and dress.
Be open minded, flexible and leave prejudices behind and show initiative.
Be committed to voluntary work and understand that this is not tourism.
Find that living conditions are often different from home no hot water/air-conditioning, no easy acces to international phone
or internet, no easy transport all the time, insects and mosquitoes etc.
Before applying, please make sure you read our page "Projets en pays du Sud" : https://www.concordia.fr/pays-sud
The participation fee is to be paid in local currency (17000 Indian Rupees = €220). FSL-India is a non-profit organisation and does not depend on public or external funding. All costs of FSL-India are sustained through the participation fees from the volunteers. 80% of the fee is used for camp expenses and 20% for administration.
- During the 3rd week of the camp, the volunteers can participate in a 4-day trekking activity around the mountains of Dharamshala and Triund. The cost for trekking will be Rs.3000/- per pax (€40).