Raising awareness for biodiversity, environmental issues and more to locals in a small village in Uttarakhand, India



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    i live in a small village nestled in the evergreen forests of lower himalayas near champawat city, close to nepal border.When i settled here 20 years back the place was a dense lush green forest of himalayan oak, devdar(cedar),rhododendron, bay mayrtle,pine,alder,raspberries and many more. Still it is a beautiful forest in spite of rampant felling of trees and many water springs are still alive.. My efforts are to make the people aware about the catastrophic consequences of cutting the trees and my audiences in this individual project are children from age 5 to age 15 or so. We show them films on biodiversity, environmental issues, astronomy, and the symbiotic relationship that we have with the nature. our other concern is to protect and conserve native trees and the seeds of native vegetables and grains which are under big onslaught from the mnc seed companies slike cargill and monsanto. In order to disseminate the knowledge through our volunteers who are committed to save the biodiversity of this planet we propose to discuss with them the possibility of sharing their knowledge with the children of the schools located in the remote villages near Pilibhit Tiger reserve on Nepal border. There are three elementary schools located near Sharda river with basic infrastructure. The volunteers will be staying with the families and will have home-cooked fresh food made from the vegetables procured from the villages. In leisure time they can go for a boat ride with the fishermen or can visit four Tiger national parks in the vicinity of the school, two of them in Nepal, Bardia national park and Shukla fanta. My wife Uma teaches children of ragpickers and other homeless children in a slum of Delhi. I have two children, one daughter who is pursuing studies in environmental science from the University of Munich and one son who is staying with me. .
    This village is surrounded by tea gardens and many beautiful walks around with some heritage temples more than 1000 years old .At a distance 60 kilometres there is a confluence great rivers Mahakali and Saryu famous for mahaseer fish of genera Tor or Neolissochilus which live till 35 years and are as big as 6 feet. This place is ideal to view many himalayan snow peaks rising as high as 6600 to 7500 metres.
    This valley looking like a huge amph -theatre has attracted many luminaries like Swami Vivekanand and Dr J C Bose, the first scientist from Asia to get a Noble Prize in Botany.
    There are many local fares specially one stating in the last week of may where thousands people come from remote village in their traditional dresses. From January to March end people celebrate Holi festival by regular community dance and music programmes based on indian classical music.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Culturally this valley is so unique because it was not known to even indians as there was no roads. Many assyrians are reported to have come and settled here 2500 years back. Volunteers can learn about their traditional ways of cooking food with herbs from the forests and other forest produce. There are opportunities to learn permaculture and learn Yoga and meditation.

  • Arbeit


    The volunteers who intend to enjoy their stay for long duration would be welcome to teach any form of permorming arts like music, theatre, painting or about hygiene. Help would be sought in painting some parts of the 200 sq. meteres building. There are are many other areas which would emerge in the natural course of interactions.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    English: Fließend
    Punjabi (Eastern): Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    They will be given beautiful cottages with clean beds to be shared between two with an attached bathroom with running hot and cold water. There is a wi-fi connection available all the time.From the cottage they will have a magnificent view of himalayan snow peaks and forest. They will have 24 hours access to a well equipped kitchen with all the raw material and an option to have home cooked food. Though this is 5 kilometres away from champawat city but regular transport and a bike on hire is also available. The volunteers are provided three meals in a day and and no fee is charged from them.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    there are not many people living in the house except me and a lady who helps me in daily work. sometimes my wife or children stay with me. In the morning we have one hour yoga session and after that you will find me in the kitchen or in the kitchen garden. everyone is free to decide on their timing of eating, sleeping and working as advocating freedom is one of our main concern.
    In their time off the volunteers can play with children or play basketball or go for a walk in the forest or to many villages around share the experience of the village community.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We have an exclusive cottage for workawayers with a workstation and wi fi of 3 GB per day.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    There is ample space for many big vehicles for parking

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    All pets that the volunteers are in love with

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Maximum 3 to 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 178438632195