RURAL ECO TOURISM
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- Code : RC-07/18
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG /
- Age : 18 - 99
The volunteers will get exposure to local history and culture. Working closely with local community volunteers will be involved in activities related to responsible tourism, park maintenance,waste removal, floriculture etc. In addition volunteers will also work on facelift of local school, create learning opportunities for children and play/educate children (depending on situation) and may also be involved into other environmental and sanitation activities.
Volunteers will live in guest house/home stay with simple conditions and share accommodation with other volunteers. All meals will be cooked and served in guest house. A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him and occasionally cook their own meals. Self-management is required. Sleeping bags are also necessary for volunteers looking or interested in trekking.
Chail is a little sleepy town located an hours drive from State capital “Shimla”. The transformation of this little village community began in late 18th century when Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala decided to create a new summer capital which would be better than “Shimla”: all this for bruised ego. Nestling in shelter of virgin forest and untrodden hills, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh developed the highest cricket field in the world in Chail. Well kept and maintained, more than the excitement of game, the pitch offers picturesque view of the surrounding, with tall forest all around it. The proud ruler made sure that Chail had everything that Shimla doesn’t. Self organized city tours and excursions. A variety of treks are available in close proximity. A visit to Shimla will offer an opportunity to see high Himalayan Mountains. Chail Palace and world’s highest cricket stadium can also be visited.
No specific requirement. Volunteer has to come with open mind and to prepared to work under challenging conditions.
Presently, RUCHI head office is located in a new complex called the Technology Resource Centre (TRC). The office a centre of technology transfer came into force, in the year 1994 as an extension program of CAPART, of the Ministry of Rural Development. The objective is to promote, develop and modify the rural technologies. Situated in the hills of Solan district in Bandh village, this centre has been the hub of all activities.
RUCHI has focused through the years on promoting sustainable anthropocentric development through empowerment â€“ by providing assistance and technical support to the underprivileged, showing them the way to minimize dependence and thus attain a better life â€“ rather than just through charity. RUCHIâ€™s founders felt there was a need for a committed workforce to initiate the process of development at the grassroots level, encouraging individual and community participation in the process.