The Camp: The purpose of the camp is to create awareness on world heritage sites and monuments in the community. FSL-India works closely with UNESCO, Archeological Survey of India and the local authorities to protect and conserve India’s glorious cultural heritage. We also aim to supplement the education of local schoolchildren with non-formal teaching methods, and painting of educational murals. Activities: Get relevant first-hand information on Indian architectural history and culture, have meaningful interactions with ASI (Archaelogical Society of India) officials Pitch in to clean up scrub up around heritage sites and preserve their beauty Help create awareness on heritage and the importance of monuments in the local community Mould young minds, teach basic English in schools with non-formal and creative learning methods like art, music, games etc. Unleash your creativity with mural painting at a school and public areas to create awareness on India’s heritage Conduct a drawing competition for schoolchildren on the awareness of their country’s heritage Help renovate a school, provide better facilities for schoolchildren Exchange cultural experiences with the community, interact closely with a Rajasthani Indian family
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.
Jaipur, the fascinating capital of the desert state of Rajasthan, is one of the best planned cities of its time and is part of the ‘Golden Triangle’ along with Delhi and Agra. The graceful architecture of the city all in the colour pink has earned Jaipur the title of the ‘Pink City’. It is predominantly known for its musicians, artisans and craftsmen. Today, tourists flock to the city attracted by its fine jewelry, varied textiles and sumptuous cuisine. Leisure Activities: A world heritage site, Jaipur is chock full of visual treats and Amer Fort or Palace, the erstwhile official residence of the Rajput Maharajas and their families, is only one of them. It was built of red sandstone and marble over a period of 2 centuries. A must-see here is Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), built with tiny pieces of mirrors, to create the illusion of stars for royal ladies who were not permitted to sleep in the open. Jantar Mantar is a world heritage site in itself, featuring the world’s largest stone sundial and 19 other architectural astronomical instruments built by Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. City Palace, the home of the Jaipur royal family houses a museum where priceless artifacts and royal cenotaphs are on display. Hawa Mahal, (Palace of Winds) is the tallest building in the world without a foundation. Its intricate, honeycomb architecture with 953 windows allows the breeze to flow through it and keep it cool. Jaipur is home to the most fabulous collection of jewellery, you can even buy precious/semi-precious stones here. Textiles, clothes, carpets, mojris (footwear) – all reminiscent of the city’s illustrious heritage, make for great gifts to friends and family. Haathi Gaon (Elephant Village) is where over a 100 elephants are housed along with 7th generation keepers. Here, you can feed, bathe, ride the elephants and take as many photographs as you like.
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.