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Workcamp on ethnic tribal development

Organization: FSL-India

Application: Volunteers must apply to our partner organizations in their own country.

Duration: Limited projects are available and most require a minimum application of two months.

Placements: We will complete the placements of volunteers within a week of receiving the application. Volunteers can apply for an L/MTV program for a minimum of one month.

Information: FSL-India will send the required Information to the volunteers – including a pre-arrival letter, project profile, info sheet, general information and travel details. This information will be sent to the volunteers at least one month in advance.

Participation Fee: 14,500 Indian Rupees for each month

Arrivals: Volunteers arrive at Kundapur or Bangalore by the first Monday of each month.

Accommodation for Volunteers: accommodation for volunteers can either be at the project, in a local host family, as a Paying guest, in a hostel –depending on the project, location and availability.

Orientation week: The program will start with a week-long orientation. Depending on the volunteer’s project location, the Orientation will be held either in Kundapur or Bangalore. This information will be sent to the volunteer at least a month in advance.

Registration: The registration will be completed during the first week of arrival.

Projects: Following the orientation week, volunteers will join their respective projects in different locations, depending on the placement.

Monitoring: Each volunteer is allocated a LTV Coordinator on his/her arrival who is a staff of FSL-India and he/she supports the volunteer in their project, and monitors the progress during their voluntary service through monitoring visits, LTV Cultural Meet, one to one sessions, emails, phone calls, reports etc. Monthly Project visits are also made by the LTV Coordinators during the placement where ever possible.

Indian society is characterized by discrimination, deprivation, exploitation, subjugation and marginalization, particularly on the basis of caste and ethnicity. The Scheduled Tribes (STs) in India suffer from exclusion, neglect and under-development due to their geographical and cultural isolation and separation from the mainstream. The greatest challenge that India has been facing since independence is the proper provision of social justice to the scheduled tribe people, by ameliorating their socio-economic conditions. Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes and de-notified tribes constitute the weakest section of India’s population, from the ecological, economic and educational angles. They constitute the matrix of India’s poverty. As a volunteer in this field of work not only will you gain in terms of experience but you will also have rich intercultural exposure with tribal community.

Your work as a volunteer 

  • With ethnic tribal community in partnership with community based organisations that are trying to mainstream the tribal community. Healthcare, education, livelihoods, skills training, and promotion of tribal rights will be the development intervention strategy
  • Conduct community awareness on various development issues of ethnic tribal community, conduct training and capacity building, network with organisations working with similar vision
  • Participate in advocacy and campaign, conduct surveys, carry out documentations and design project proposals for ethnic tribal development

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