About the local hosting organizationThe project shall be organised by RUCHI directly in coordination with village social organisations.
About the volunteer workThis projects aims to empower women by helping them to gain confidence, recognize and demand their rights and most importantly start being an earning member of family. The volunteer is expected to better understand the role a typical women has in our society. They will also be attending meetings of Self-help Groups (SHGs) and interact with women to better understand their plight assist them to be economically independent. Additional activities will include learning of various developmental issues and solutions. They will visit various humanitarian projects and interact with the villagers.
Local accommodationVolunteers will live in the RUCHI campus in shared accommodation. Only basic amenities will be available with library facilities. Asian squat type toilet and English WC will be available. Vegetarian food will be served. A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him and occasionally cook their own meals and self-management is required. Sleeping bags are also necessary.
About the project locationRuchi campus which is located near Bandh village. It is 30 km from Kalka and 60 km from Chandigarh. Bandh village is small located in interior mountainous area and the volunteers will have a unique opportunity to live with nature in a peaceful environment. RUCHI campus is one km. from the village. 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.