This project will enable Volunteers to learn, teach and share skills of various creative art forms like Origami (art of making creative stuff by folding paper), newspaper bags to help reduce use of plastic, best out of waste, cloth bags, handmade baskets, traditional Indian leaf plates made by women and pottery. Volunteers can learn these creative techniques and will get an opportunity to teach children of schools of Himachal Pradesh. Also, volunteers will interact with villagers of different rural settlements and share and learn different innovative art forms. In addition, volunteers can paint, draw, sketch, make charts, banners, posters and billboards to give a social and cultural message. Volunteers can create various art work in terms of Wall Painting, Roof Painting, Traditional Warli Painting, Caricatures, Cartoons, Anime, Figures, Sketches or basic simple drawings on RUCHI campus. Volunteers can also help in designing and creating a Cafe (which is our ongoing project) through simple creative ideas as this Cafe is being developed for volunteers as a permanent recreational space. Creative Freedom is given to volunteers to explore and create something beautiful.
Volunteers will live in the RUCHI campus. All basic amenities will be available with library facilities. English WC will be available. Vegetarian food will be served. A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him in kitchen and cleaning. Volunteer can learn Indian cuisine (cooking). Sleeping bag is required.
Ruchi campus is located near Bandh village. It is 30 km from Kalka and 60 km from Chandigarh. Bandh village is small located in interior mountainous area and the volunteers will have a unique opportunity to live with nature in a peaceful environment. RUCHI campus is one km. from the village.Self organized city tours and excursions. Old Sikh and Hindu temples in the near vicinity can be visited. Nearby Kasauli town is another hill station as a tourist attraction. A visit to Shimla will offer an opportunity to see high Himalayan Mountains.
Interest in creative activities, art and willingness to create something innovative and unique.