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RC-05/22 INDIA BADDI/BANDH SOC/EDUCATION 04/07/2022 16/07/2022

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RC-05/22 BADDI/BANDH Endemic-Planning for the Future SOC 10 Vol. 04.07.22 – 16.07.22

Background: The recent pandemic of Covid-19 has completely changed behaviour and perceptions of people. Whereas a segment of community takes all safety precautions the other segment ignores them completely and thinks they are beyond the reach of disease due to their strong immunity and daily wage necessity.

THEME: SOCIAL/EDUCATION

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fostering a better sense of wellbeing.

Location & Leisure Time: 10 villages around Bandh- Baddi. Bandh village is 30 km from Kalka and 60 km from Chandigarh. Bandh village is small and hilly located in interior mountainous area and the volunteers will have a unique opportunity to live with nature in a peaceful environment. Baddi is the largest industrial area of the state and has 7 major slums for industrial workers and rag pickers.

Self organized city tours and excursions. Old Sikh and Hindu temples in the near vicinity can be visited. Nearby Chandigarh city with internationally known Rock Garden is a tourist attraction. A visit to Shimla will offer an opportunity to see high Himalayan Mountains.

Work: As a volunteer, you would visit local councils & institutes to create awareness through various media on precautions, learning and good practices we had to adopt in our behavior during the 2 years of pandemic in order to avoid any such future disaster. Corona cannot be eradicated completely and hence people have to learn to manage and live with it. We may undertake some of the topics that may include:

Time permitting, volunteers may also be involved in other humanitarian works giving exposure for their personal development.

We have identified 10 formal and informal communities which the volunteers will visit and educate people.

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.

Requirements: Physical fitness, willingness to do hard manual work for a cause, flexibility and working as a team.

International Terminal: Chandigarh (70 kms) Nearest railway station: Kalka (30 kms) Participation Fee: Euro 220