1. Place: Bangalore Theme: Social/Kids
Number of Volunteers: 14 (France, Spain, Greece,South Korea and Italy)
This work camp was conducted with an organization called Sama foundation. The volunteers worked in an informal school run by Sama foundation. Total numbers of children in the school are 40. (Boys-15, Girls-25) The children are between 8 to 14 years of age.
Volunteers also did some renovation work in the school. They painted the wall, drew educational charts on the walls to promote awareness of health and Hygiene, family planning and environment awareness.The volunteers did country presentation for the children so that they could learn few aspects about other cultures.
2. Place: Kundapur. Theme: Kids/Environment
Number of Volunteers: 14 (France, Italy,Spain, Korea,Russia)
The volunteers worked in 2 different schools, Anjuman school and Chikensal primary school. The volunteers helped in the renovation work and on the second week of the camp they helped in cleaning the school garden of Chaithanya special school. The volunteers did country presentation for the children as part of the Inter cultural exchange. Volunteers had opportunity to visit interesting places around Kundapur during the cultural visit and Eco-tourism boat trip.
3. Place: Coorg. Theme: Tribal/Environment
Number of Volunteers: 17(France,Korea,Italy,Spain,Lithuania, Belgium,Germany)
During this work camp volunteers worked in Morarji Desai residential school Kushalnagar which is run by the social welfare department for the local tribal kids. Volunteers helped in the gardening work and on the second week of the camp they helped in cleaning the school playground and planting trees at the school campus. The other activities of the work camp were visit to coffee plantation and local families, Tibetan colony and monasteries,elephant camp and nature camps. Cultural evening was organized by which kids got chance to know the culture and tradition of different countries.
4. Place: Daramsala . Theme: Tibetan culture/ kids/Environment
Number of Volunteers: 19 (France, UK,Germany,Singapore, Spain, South Korea
Main focus of this camp to support Yongling and Tibetan welfare school in Mcleodganj by doing some renovation and betterment work. The volunteers painted the school and added some creative material to the classrooms. During the afternoon, volunteers had chance to interact with the Tibetan population and the youth in particular. With the help of the Tibetan Welfare office, there were visits to the main places of interest in the town of McLeodGanj, to get to know more in detail about the situation of the Tibetans nowadays. Furthermore volunteers will had chance to meet the Tibetan youth and discuss a number of issues and topics. On the third week of the work camp, volunteers participated in 4 day trekking program around the beautiful mountain ranges of Dharamkot and Triund
5. Place: Kerala . Theme: Yoga/Ayurveda/Kids
Number of Volunteers: 14 (Turkey, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Belgium,Germany,Taiwan)
The volunteers participated in learning the Basics of Yoga and Ayurveda in these three weeks of the work camp. Everyday there were topics covered by a professional master (the person in charge of yoga and Ayurveda classes) which was practiced by the volunteers in the mornings.
Apart from this, volunteers helped in conducting classes at St.Mary’s school. Volunteers helped this school by simple renovation work,interacting with the children, teaching them basic English and Mathematics, Health and Hygiene awareness, environmental protection etc.