The Camp: The focus of the camp is to create awareness on environmental issues to schoolchildren and the community, to introduce the schoolchildren to creative learning methods, bring better facilities and a cheerful atmosphere to the schoolroom. Visits to a traditional Marwari community steeped in ancient traditions and local Indian families for intercultural exchange are some of the highlights of this camp. Our camp is run with the cooperation of local NGOs, local authorities and a School Management Committee. Activities Mould young minds, teach basic English in schools with non-formal and creative learning methods like art, music, games Help renovate a school to provide better facilities for schoolchildren Unleash your creativity, paint educational murals on school walls An amazing cultural visit to Bishnoi village, interact with Rajasthan’s Marwari community, learn about their unique life principles and traditions, handed down from the 15th century Visit a local Indian family and exchange notes on your experiences Conduct upcycling activities, teach schoolchildren the creative use of waste material Educate schoolchildren to be eco-conscious, create awareness on waste management
Accommodation : At a rented guest house or hostel, with shared rooms. You will be provided with bunk beds. Toilets and bathrooms are separate, with shower facilities. Hot water will be made available. Food: South Indian vegetarian and non-vegetarian food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Safe, filtered water is available for drinking.
Jodhpur, city of perennial sunshine is known by many names – ‘Sun City’, ‘Blue City, ‘Gateway to Thar’. Many of the houses in the old city are painted blue to retain coolness, and from an aerial view, you can see how the city got its most popular name. Palaces, forts, temples and a bustling market rub shoulders with prestigious educational and research institutes, making it an interesting amalgam of both ancient and modern worlds. Once the capital of the kingdom of Marwar, it is one of the most enchanting cities in India. Leisure activities Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India has 7 gates, each with a significant name of its own. Several palaces, courtyards, and exhibits of the Rathore clan including arms, miniatures, costumes, including a large selection of howdahs and palanquins are found at the end of a long, winding road from the city of Jodhpur. Legends and curses swirl around this mysterious stronghold, which also preserves old cannons and provides a breathtaking view of the city. The 16th century Achal Nath Shivalaya temple, dedicated to Shiva, is a tribute to the architectural grandeur of the Hindu religion. The temple of Vishnu in the ancient city of Osian, noted for its elaborate architecture was constructed in the 9th century and is worth a visit. A desert ride on the back of a swaying camel is an exciting add-on. The Ghanta Ghar or Clock Tower is a popular landmark of the city. While you are there, you can stroll through the narrow alleys of Sardar Market, where you can shop for spices, Indian sweets, textiles, silver and handicrafts.
FSL-India has been running workcamps all over India since 2001. Over the years, FSL-India has developed a strong network of local partners and local volunteers in the regions where we conduct our camps. In every workcamp, FSL-India works in partnership with local NGOs – since they are able to identify the problems and needs of the locality. This helps us achieve sustainability and a larger impact in the work that we do. Partnering with a local NGO also helps in reaching out to the local community. In addition, FSL-India works in various fields in cooperation with Archaeological Survey of India, Ministry of Women and Child Welfare, Ministry of Health, Education, Forest and Wildlife Departments and Local Self-governance Bodies.
VISA – The participants should come on Tourist visa
The participation fee has to be paid on arrival to our Team Leader in Indian rupees.