This projects aims to expose volunteers to urban and rural community service initiatives. With assistance of grass root NGO s you will participate in their daily activities and contribute towards a better tomorrow. In Delhi city, you will spend first week with our partner who operates a learning centre for migrants/street kids and hosts capacity building classes along with other health services for them.Whereas in the second week you will move to small village Bandh in district Solan and participate in our community development projects/initiatives in rural set up. The volunteer is expected to better understand the complex situation in two set ups and understand the urban-rural divide. They will be welcome to offer solutions to minimize the wide gap. Additional activities will include learning of various developmental issues and solutions. They will visit various humanitarian projects and interact with the villagers.
Volunteers will live in Learning Centre of our partner or a host family. They will shift to RUCHI and stay at RUCHI hostel in the second week. Simple basic amenities will be available. Asian squat type toilet and English WC will be available. Vegetarian cooked food will be served but volunteers are expected to help in the kitchen and occasionally cook their own meals and self-management is required. Sleeping bags are also necessary.
This project will start in New Delhi (flat land area) and then bring you to Bandh Village (mountainous area) and experience rural community life of Solan district in hilly state of Himachal Pradesh. Nangloi a suburb on outskirts of New Delhi was an area where all migratory labour use to reside who came to New Delhi looking for work as our capital city was rapidly expanding. In 1972 a medical camp was established here to serve marginalized J.J. colony / slum residents on voluntary basis. Its sole purpose was to provide medicines for various diseases free of costs to residents. Overtime this medical camp has transformed into a learning centre aiming to improve employability skills of youth living in these establishment. This centre runs on cooperative basis where students pay a small amount to cover basic cost of teacher.Many competitive Self organized city tours and excursions are available in Delhi, the capital of India. Heritage sites of Humanyu Tomb, Red Fort, India Gate, Lotus Temple are a few worthwhile sites to visit. Delhi is a nice place for those interested in shopping. Taj Mahal in Agra is only about 200 kms and it can be visited during a day. In the second week, Nearby Kasauli town is a small hill station as a tourist attraction. A visit to Shimla will offer an opportunity to see high Himalayan Mountains.
RUCHI and Nangloi Learning Centre
Interest in understanding different life styles and issues with a sharing and learning ability, High motivation.