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RC-24/20 INDIA Patta ENVI,SOCI 31/08/2020 12/09/2020

Waste Force-Stop Burning Plastic | RC-24/20 | 2020-08-31 - 2020-09-12 | ENVI,SOCI | Age: 18 - 80

RUCHI - an NGO committed to sustainable development since 1983

Work: This project requires volunteers to work with school children and villagers to initiate micro waste management solutions through our ‘Waste Force’ Campaign which could be applied at local level. The government has banned use of single use plastic across country but waste littering habit is widely practiced by people of all ages and is major concern for environment degradation. As a part of this campaign, volunteers will be visiting schools and communities to conduct interactive sessions using carts, signs and videos and address the issue by creating awareness and promoting active citizenship. Other expected tasks for volunteers could be organising educational workshop to reuse waste into something meaningful. This project will challenge your creativity as the focus is on finding or developing practical solutions to existing problem and mobilising people to accept and adopt it

Accomodation and food: Volunteers will live in the RUCHI campus in shared accommodation. All basic amenities will be available with library facilities. Asian squat type toilet and English WC will be available. Vegetarian food will be served. A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him and occasionally cook their own meals and self-management is required. Sleeping bags are also necessary.

Location: Patta

Location and Leisure: Villages and Schools around Patta township. Ruchi campus is located near Bandh village within a radius of 5 kms. It is 30 km from Kalka and 60 km from Chandigarh. It is 30 km from Kalka and 60 km from Chandigarh. Self organized city tours and excursions. Old Sikh and Hindu temples in the near vicinity can be visited. Nearby Kasauli town is another hill station as a tourist attraction. A visit to Shimla will offer an opportunity to see high Himalayan Mountains.

Train/Bus station: Kalka

Requirements: Volunteers having knowledge or interest in waste management are welcome

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 220 EUR

India is facing a waste crisis where there is no effective waste management solution provided to people outside cities. As a result majority of generated waste is either burnt, thrown away in environment or used for landfill. Watching this we initiated ‘Waste Force’ campaign in 2017 with mission to end Burning of Plastic waste through education and community clean up actions.