Volunteer opportunity posted by: CADIP - Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects
Posted on: January 21, 2013
Kundapur is a town situated near the beach on the west coast of Karnataka state, and is very close to the Western Ghats mountain ridge. Invariably this is one of the prime locations for international volunteer initiatives and development interventions in partnership with local NGOs and civil society organisations.
Environmental degradation is one of the major issues in Kundapur. To address the environmental issues, the volunteer group will adopt a "Model Street program" in Kundapur and will help raising awareness on the need of recycling and organic compost making by engaging the local community. We'll get the residents to separate their garbage and the volunteers will visit them regularly to ensure locals understand the need of this activity and carry it out. This street is a small scale model and in the future we hope it will be replicated and scaled up for the benefit of many. We will employ a process of sustainability approach to Eco friendly activities in the community, by adopting the strategies of home visits, surveys, community based organisations training, advocacy and campaign, green youth group development, cotton bag promotion, implementing of small scale Eco projects and other creative, need-based activities will be undertaken in the days to come.
The volunteers are encouraged to bring in their innovations, suggestions and creativity to the project. There are no limitations to this project in so far as development is concerned. The volunteers will take part in school sessions, Eco-friendly streets and Eco clubs, and community work as part of the scheduled project activities.
June 10 - June 23, 2013
July 8 - July 21, 2013
August 12 - August 25, 2013
September 9 - September 22, 2013
Location: Kundapur is a coastal town in Udupi district, Karnataka state in South India. Cities near to Kundapur are: Udupi (35 km), Mangalore (95 km) and Bangalore (435 km).
More information and enrollment: http://www.cadip.org/volunteer-in-india.htm
Enrollment and other volunteer projects: http://www.cadip.org
USA: 646-582-9000; 617-841-0400; 310-882-7400
Canada: 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500; 604-628-7400