This project aims to protect our environment using creative education. Local community and environment are inter-related and depend on each other for survival. Therefore education of local community towards social and economic benefit of environment is vital for their coexistence.Based in rural environment volunteers will familiarize themselves with local environment and life. They shall be visiting local schools, SHGaeuros, local community gathering and even organise an environmental workshop to disseminate environmental awareness and good practices. Working closely with local youth following tasks shall be undertaken:1.Using creative art as a medium to disseminate environmental awareness.2.Working with eco-clubs in local schools by assisting and coordinating their activities.3.Mobilising youth towards environmental protection. 4.Educate people on environmental concerns like Global warming, climate change, depletion of natural resources, etc.We believe, innovation is key to success therefore volunteers with prior experience in related work are welcome to bring in new ideas.The project will be implemented in 30 communities around Baddi township over a period of three years.
Accommodation is on sharing basis with common toilets and bath. Most likely, the volunteers will be staying in RUCHI Campus.Food offered will be simple authentic Indian vegetarian and freshly cooked. Three meals a day will be served/provided. Assistance while cooking is desired of volunteers. Volunteers are free to cook meals of their country choice on every Sunday.
Baddi is an industrial area. Economically poor people migrated to the area in search of jobs and established their temporary settlements. These settlements are devoid of even basic amenities and hence called aeurooeslumsaeuro. Industries and increased human population is pressurizing the already depleting natural resources and causing a serious environmental, health and amp; sanitation problem. During leisure time, the volunteers can visit the famous Rock Garden in Chandigarh, Pinjore Garden, Shimla and Kasauli Hills.
Volunteers with a background or experience in environmental education are preferred.
* The minimum period of staying is One Month.
* We offer flexibility to join our programs, but to regulate and better coordinate project activities we expect volunteer to join on first Monday of each month. Initial orientation to volunteers will be provided at RUCHI office, desired project outcomes and volunteer’s role and responsibility shall be shared on arrival.
* In contrast to short term workcamps, the pace of work here is slow. Therefore, matching expectations of volunteers is a constant challenge. One has to realize that they cannot change the world in such a short time but the placement certainly provides satisfaction and contentment to have really contributed to a cause with some visible results.
*PARTICIPATION FEE: The participation fees are as follows:
Per month - Euro 400/- (Fee has to be paid in advance. The fee is worked out on monthly basis and not daily or weekly basis and hence it remains same even if one leaves the project a day or week earler)
The participants are required to pay the fee in cash on the first day of their arrival at site, Bank transfer service available upon request. The contribution covers all basic expenses, e.g. accommodation, gas, water, electricity, food, staff salaries and for materials used in projects/activities. Alcoholic drinks are not included. Alcohol drinking and smoking is not encouraged in public and villages. Project related travel expenses shall be reimbursed to volunteer each month with a maximum cap of rupees 800. Leisure travel and personal expenses during free time are not covered in participation fee.
* Visa: All volunteers are required to get Indian visa to enter the country. As per the new regulations an employment visa is required for their placement with Indian NGOs. For details kindly refer to www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa. RUCHI will be happy to assist you with required documents.