WorkCamp with river erosion community
Description: Climate change increases the scale of humanitarian needs. Bangladesh is situated between the Himalayas in the north and the encroaching Bay of Bengal to the south, making it prone to a various natural hazards and Bangladesh ranked 1st and 6th among 162 countries in terms of human exposure to floods and cyclones respectively. Trees can play an important role to mitigate climate change and tree reverses the impacts of land degradation. There is huge potential for tree planting, forest protection and agroforestry in Bangladesh to mitigate climate change. This camp will develop capacity of the river erosion affected community in order to make them capable to adopt with the climate change scenario, especially river erosion.
Type of Work: Symbolic demonstration on organic vegetable gardening, Environment friendly tree plantation, earth work.
Study Theme: Discussion on Climate change and our role to make it friendly, visit local community to build social awareness.
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay at private house in Char (Island) with erosion affected community. They will share common bathroom and toilet. Volunteers will be given simple vegetarian/Non-vegetarian food, to cook and manage themselves.
Overseas volunteer will be hosted by SCI BD before and after the camp.
Language: English should be spoken among participants. Local language is Bengali
Requirements: Working shoes, Gloves, Working dress, Sleeping bag, Insect repellent, toiletries & good humor.
Approximate Location: Village: Char Khadom Bari, Rajoir, Madaripur