Live' The Himalayas
Dharamshala - Inde - Chantier court terme
Environnemental - Education - Culturel
- Chantier International
- 16-09-2019 - 06-10-2019
- 20 volontaires
- 18-65 ans
- 220 EUR de frais de participation
The aim of the project is to provide sanitation and construct a safety wall for the schools and the community. You will help to provide a clean environment for the community, which is being affected by tourist influx and lack of waste management and watershed management systems. You will also create awareness on the Tibetan migrants and their culture.
FSL-India (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning - India) was legally incorporated in 2001, with the support of like-minded national and international organizations with a primary purpose of bringing about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs. FSL-India has grown to become one of the largest volunteer hosting organizations in India, organising various volunteer and development projects throughout the country. Most of the projects are carried out independently, and some are undertaken in cooperation with local NGOs as they are aware of the development work that needs to be undertaken in an area and have hands on experience. We support them in their efforts to address the issues and the precise needs of the local community and help bring about the desired change in the long term. FSL-India is a leading youth development organisation of India focused towards intercultural Learning through Voluntary Services, set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to youth to work in different cultural contexts and to appreciate intercultural learning. Annually, FSL-India mobilizes more than 1500 young people from across the globe with the support of international partners and local NGOs. Our objectives are: - To promote global understanding and cultural exchange - To encourage voluntary service as a means to foster peace, equality and mutual respect - To spark new ideas for socio-economic development for the rural youth - To stress the importance of natural resource management - To support community development and bring an inter-cultural dimension to community projects - To protect and conserve nature - To bring global issues to local communities - To create self-awareness and personal development among the youth in particular - To facilitate global education through experiential learning
Weeks 1 & 2: - Promote eco-friendly practices - Renovation of school buildings and walls, wall painting, educational drawings (murals), teaching basic English - Cleanup activities at the waterfalls, creating awareness to the community and tourists to support responsible tourism, health and hygiene awareness and tree plantation to avoid landslides - Participation in Yoga class with professional instructor (only in Week 1)
Logement & Nourriture
At a rented guest house or hostel, with shared rooms.
Emplacement & Temps libre
LOCATION: McLeod Ganj in Kangra district which is upper part of Dharamshala. Dharamshala is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, North India, 500 kms from Delhi. This small paradise on earth is home to His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama and to a significant Tibetan settlement in India. Dharamshala is set in the backdrop of the snow-clad peaks of Dhaulathar Mountains. It is the capital of the Tibetan government-in-exile and the residence of the Dalai Lama. TRANSPORT: - Nearest airport: Delhi international airport, - Nearest railway station: Pathankot, - Bus from New Delhi and other smaller cities of North India, - The meeting point will be mentioned in the infosheet. LEISURE ACTIVITIES: - Visit various Tibetan institutes to understand the migrants’ issues and how the Government is taking care of the migrants. - Interact with monks and the local community to understand the culture. OPTIONAL: - During the 3rd week of the camp, the volunteers can participate in a 4-day trekking activity around the mountains of Dharamshala and Triund. The cost for trekking will be Rs.3000/- per pax.
The participation fee is to be paid in local currency (17000 Indian Rupees = €220). FSL-India is a non-profit organisation and does not depend on public or external funding. All costs of FSL-India are sustained through the participation fees from the volunteers. 80% of the fee is used for camp expenses and 20% for administration. OPTIONAL: - During the 3rd week of the camp, the volunteers can participate in a 4-day trekking activity around the mountains of Dharamshala and Triund. The cost for trekking will be Rs.3000/- per pax (€40).