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RC-14/21 INDIA Bandh-Bhaguri EDU 16/08/2021 28/08/2021

RC-14/21 Patta/Baddi Skills for Life EDU 16.08.21 – 28.08.21

Background: We strongly believe that every child has a
right to education and with this initiative we want to
strengthen basic learning skills for children from the age
of 4 to 18 years by introducing them and teachers to the
non-formal education methodology which uses tools like
creative art, drawing, painting, games, paper art
(origami), charts, music, singing, dancing, audio/video
aid and other innovative activity based methods to
enhance the understanding of kids towards the topic.
We want to encourage creative thinking rather than just
text book learning.
The recent pandemic also brought into lime light the
importance of digital education when children had to
take online classes at home. It was very difficult for the
countryside families to adapt to this new requirement
due to economic and lack of IT skills. However, it is good
that people are prepared to acquire these skills.

At present we work with 7 educational institutes (private
and public) along with a day care learning centre at
nearby slum which has more than 70 kids visiting it daily.
Location & Leisure Time: Ruchi campus which is located
near Bandh village. It is 30 km from Kalka town and 60
km from Chandigarh city. The area offers a unique
opportunity to live with nature in a peaceful
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.
Work: You would work with our long term volunteers
and visit schools 3-5 days a week to organise activities
and sessions with kids according to age group.
Volunteers will be creating activities to build up life
skills among kids and further share their views and
experiences about various issues like growing up,
biological changes during adolescence, drug abuse,

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violence, vices, social media, freedom of speech and
expression, career guidance, social norms like Living
Alone, Relationships, Independence, social life,
personality development, communication skills, talent
and creative interests. Since these children will
become adults soon volunteers can discuss and
educate about different aspects through creative
ways like using charts, games, outdoor activities,
speech, debates, Group discussion, drama, plays,
theatre acts, films, videos, advertisements, books,
poetry, literature and other methods in schools.
Volunteers can help Young minds be aware about
globalisation, technology and help open their minds
to new ideas and thoughts.
Accommodation & food: Volunteers will stay at
RUCHI campus on twin/triple sharing basis. Bed and
beddings are provided. Simple basic amenities will be
available, bringing personal sleeping bag is desirable.
Asian squat type toilet & English WC with hot and cold
showers are available. Our cook will serve authentic
Indian vegetarian meals. Personal management

Requirements: Interest in sharing knowledge,
discussing issues and open to understanding and
learning new ideas.
International Terminal: New Delhi
Domestic airport: Chandigarh
Nearest railway station: Kalka
Participation Fee: Euro 220