This project will help volunteers to meet, interact, learn and teach students who are in their adolescence (8-16 years of age) in different schools. Volunteers can impart information and share their views and experiences about various issues like growing up, biological changes during adolescence, drug abuse, violence, vices, social media, freedom of speech and expression, career guidance, social norms like Living Alone, Relationships, Independence, social life, personality development, communication skills, talent and creative interests. Since these children will become adults soon volunteers can discuss and educate about different aspects through creative ways like using charts, games, outdoor activities, speech, debates, Group discussion, drama, plays, theatre acts, films, videos, advertisements, books, poetry, literature and other methods in schools. Volunteers can help Young minds be aware about globalisation, technology and help open their minds to new ideas and thoughts.
Volunteers will live in the Home Stay or Host Family. All basic amenities will be available. Asian squat type toilet and English WC will be available. Vegetarian food will be served. A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him and occasionally cook their own meals and self-management is required. Sleeping bags are also necessary.
Bhaguri and Auda are two small villages close to each other in Solan district and located at a distance of 2 kms from RUCHI office. They are 30 km from Kalka and 60 km from Chandigarh. There is a state government run primary school in the villages. 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.
RUCHI along with a Government School
Interest in sharing knowledge, discussing issues and open to understanding and learning new ideas.