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RC-MTV-ENV-1/19 INDIA Solan- ENVI 01/06/2019 31/12/2019

RC-MTV-ENV-1/19: Environmental Education

Period: Open throughout the year

Age: 18+
Location: Solan- Rural and Slum Communities around Baddi township Placement: Placement is offered for 3 months to up to 6 months.
Joining dates: Volunteers can join from any Monday during the project cycle.

Background: Baddi is an industrial area. Economically poor people migrated to the area in search of jobs and established their temporary settlements. These settlements are devoid of even basic amenities and hence called “slums”. Industries and increased human population is pressurizing the already depleting natural resources and causing a serious environmental, health & sanitation problem.

Work: This project aims to protect our environment using creative education. Local community and environment are inter-related and depend on each other for survival. Therefore education of local community towards social and economic benefit of environment is vital for their coexistence.

Based in rural environment volunteers will
familiarize themselves with local environment and
life. They shall be visiting local schools, SHG’s,
local community gathering and even organise an environmental workshop to disseminate environmental awareness and good practices. Working closely with local youth following tasks shall be undertaken:

  1. Using creative art as a medium to disseminate environmental awareness.

  2. Working with eco clubs in local schools by assisting and coordinating their

    activities.

  3. Mobilising youth towards environmental protection.

  4. Educate people on environmental concerns like Global warming, climate change, depletion of natural resources, etc.

We believe, innovation is key to success therefore volunteers with prior experience in related work are welcome to bring in new ideas.

Accommodation: Accommodation is on sharing basis with common toilets and bath.

Food: Food offered will be simple authentic Indian vegetarian and freshly cooked. Three meals a day will be served/provided. Assistance while cooking is desired of volunteers. Volunteers are free to cook meals of their country choice on every Sunday.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 
Per month - Euro 400/- (Fee has to be paid in advance. The fee is worked out on

monthly basis and not daily or weekly basis and hence it remains same even if one leaves the project a day or week earler)

The participants are required to pay the fee in cash on the first day of their arrival at site, Bank transfer service available upon request. The contribution covers all basic expenses, e.g. accommodation, gas, water, electricity, food, staff salaries and for materials used in projects/activities. Alcoholic drinks are not included. Alcohol drinking and smoking is not encouraged in public and villages.

Project related travel expenses shall be reimbursed to volunteer each month with a maximum cap of rupees 800. Leisure travel and personal expenses during free time are not covered in participation fee.

  1. Visa:

    All volunteers are required to get Indian visa to enter the country. As per the new regulations anemployment visa is required for their placement with Indian NGOs. For details kindly refer towww.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa. RUCHI will be happy to assist you with required documents.
    (Though volunteers are welcome to join us any time of the year in the ongoing projects of RUCHI, a few period specific projects for MLTVs are described below to choose from)