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Workcamp in India


Code of the project: GWC – IND 240
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Nature of the project: Renovation & Agricultural Support
Starting & Ending Date: 2nd Nov-15th Nov
Skills and Qualification: None
Workcamps Cost: $$
Total Space Available: ?

Project Highlights:

Above project is located at Tujhar, a small hilly village with 32 families situated at an altitude of 2200 feet above sea level. The economy of the village is purely dependent on agriculture. Agriculture is practiced on small terraces manually. The village is situated near Patta, a small town in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, a northern hill state of Indian union.

One of the fantastic project in which participants will not only take part in renovation but will also work in small farms in agricultural sectors. While working in this project, you will repair and renovate the village link road which gets damaged every year during the monsoon rains. In the absence of infrastructure, villagers find it difficult to transport and market their agricultural products. Thus GWC Volunteers will mainly focus this area and will also need to perform various tasks like contributing in different fields such as horticulture, crop production, agriculture environment management, and nursery gardening etc. Additional activities will include work on small farms and help with clearing the site, preparing soil, weeding and sowing vegetables. This will be a lifetime experience to the volunteers who would get to help the community and will also develop good bonding with co participating volunteers coming from different international cultures. Join hands with GWC and help poor villagers live life with a smile and dignity. Little gestures of help and care offered by you will brighten up the lives of these poor people.

IMPORTANT:

Typically you are expected to work for about 4 to 6 hours a day; however if you wish to put in more working hours in the interest of needy you are welcome. A typical working day begins after breakfast at 8:30 am till 11 am and after lunch at 1:30 pm to 3:30pm. It is highly recommended that you work with other project closely to adjust better and maximize the impact.

Project ltinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at New Delhi Airport, from where you will be taken to your respective accommodation. At GWC office, you will be introduced to our staff. Your 1st day will be a rest day, so that you can easily recover and refresh yourself after a long journey.

Day 2: You will be welcomed at GWC India Office, where you will be given a short introduction about of GWC. You will also be introduced about the local people, local conditions, local language & culture, host family, safety & climate and socio – political issues.

Day 3: You will leave for the project site where you will get to meet with the local villagers and will be introduced to the project and the working environment.

Day 4 – 9: Work at Project Location (Please refer Project Overview & Project Work for details).

Day 10: This is the time to relax and refresh by taking a tour to village site, interact with locales, staff and your fellow volunteers. You will visit and explore various sightseeing spots and will get to have lots of fun. After dinner in the evening, you can have more fun when you join cultural program performed by local community people which is always a visual treat.

Day 11-12: Project work (Renovation & Agricultural Support) continues.

Day 13: Explore the beautiful places of India along with fellow participants who all are of almost of your own age. This will enhance the bonding among the participants.

Day 14: Completion of project, final experience synthesis and Farewell program will be conducted at the end. This is a wonderful platform to the participants to recall and share important experiences and lessons learnt. During this, a short program of certificate distribution will also take place. Once the program is over, the group of volunteers (youth participants) will leave for departure for their respective destinations.

Note:

  • Above is just a suggested, sample itinerary and might be changed by the country coordinator if and when required. However, you will receive the final work camp itinerary upon your arrival in the host country. The program coordinator will also provide you day-to-day work schedule before the work camp starts.
  • If any participant needs to reschedule their journey due to any unavoidable circumstances please do keep GWC informed. We will try to do the best suited arrangements.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION:

GWS partner organizations at India will arrange and manage your accommodation, food and supervision while you work in a project. During the work camp, your accommodation and food would be made accessible in a house designed according to the Asian traditions which you would fall in love with. You’ll be served 3 (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) Indian meals a day including local delicacies like rice, bread, and vegetable. The meal might be cooked by a group of volunteers with the support of local staff. Although a beautiful, warm and friendly place, you should not expect luxurious treatment or accommodations because we ideally want you to feel and experience the real local Indian culture and lifestyle closely.