Local community development
Description: This workcamp is organized by SCI India West Bengal Group.Sunderbans is the greatest biosphere of world, full of mangrove trees and rivers.
It’s a village community development center where a school is run by Human Wave (an NGO) also some community development activities are initiated around the area on health, education, cultural skill building and social awareness generations. Human Wave is working there for last 15 years mainly focusing promotion of education, community development, health and environmental awareness.
Type of Work: Building guard wall around primary school & camp; community hall. Generate awareness for Promotion of Bio-farming, vermin-culture farms, temple visits & Camp;
women milk cooperative, bio fencing, campus cleaning, visiting rural life and schools and interaction with school students & Camp; youth, etc.
Study Theme: All the afternoons will be devoted for discussions on rural administrative and political system. The volunteers will have the chance to learn from one another's culture. An exposure visit will be organized to introduce the cultural heritage of Bengal for two days
Accommodation: Mosquito nets, pillow case and sleeping bag needed Working shoes, gloves, working dress, toiletries, pullovers, Torch, Umbrella music instruments, good humor. The accommodation will be in the building itself with separated space for male and female will be provided during the workcamp. You will sleep on the mattress on the floor & pillow will be provided. Sleeping is on the floor. Pls. bring your own sleeping bag, pillowcase, and mosquito net. Accommodation will be on location at the campsite, which can accommodate about15 persons. Volunteers should also share in washing and cleaning.
Language: English, Hindi Bengali
Requirements: Sleeping bag, hat, working gloves, clothes to work, / walking shoes, sun cream, towel, insect repellant, Camera, Music & instruments, Card games, sports equipment, toiletries (soap toothpaste etc), and medication if any. Things that is useful to engage local children (paints, pencils, colors, story booksetc) and information about your country (pictures/books).
Approximate Location: Address of the campsite Bhagat Singh Jr. High School, Raidighi, 24 Paraganas (South), West Bengal
Notes: There will be one free day during the camp to go around. We can suggest you the things to do and places to go. The evenings will be free for group activities, cultural exchanges, experience sharing and games.
Money / local currency / how to exchange 1 euro = 71 INR & 1 US$ = 66 INR (approx)
There are plenty of ATM machines and banks in city.
Climate- The weather will be a bit hot with possibility of rain. The Temperature will be around 33 degree.
Electricity- Available at the campsite. Please bring three round pin adopters along with you. Internets facilities are not available .Internet cafes are available. Useful links. SCI India FB Page https://www.facebook.com/SCI-India-169035296790970/?ref=hl Website : www.sci-india.org.in