Help us Build fruit tree nursery, plant seeds, establish seedbanks at schools and giving lessons in New Delhi, India

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India

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    Last activity

    06/12/2020

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello Workawayers!

    We are a bunch of inspired people and we believe we can change the world!

    We have multiple project going on. We need volunteers.
    First I will give some explanation us.

    Because of the rising fruit prices many low income families cannot afford to buy fruit.
    Alot of these people only eat rice or potato, full with carbs but not nutritious. Currently 60 million children are malnourished in India (source UNICEF).
    We think that everybody should have access to fruit and not just those who can afford it.
    Fruit trees have a great effect on the biodiversity and attract a wide range of animals from insects to birds to mammals.

    We have the goal of planting one million fruit trees this season in areas where they are needed most.
    How are we going to do this?
    Right now we are visiting schools and asking students to start collecting fruit seeds. At the school we are making seed banks where students can deposit their seeds. Right now 135 schools have established seedBanks and students already collected thousands of fruit seeds! We are very excited about our momentum!
    Then these seeds will be brought to a nursery, this can be a nursery close to the school so students can become a tree guardian. If there is no place at the school the seeds will be brought to a nursery provided by the DFO (District forest officer). When you join you will help build fruit tree nurseries and go to schools to establish seedbanks.

    When the fruit saplings are big enough to leave the nursery, usually after 6 months to one year depending on the type of fruit. The trees will be distributed and planted in public places where they are available to those in need.
    We want to plant more trees then trees being cut.
    We want to change the colour of the google map of India from grey to green.
    We want more

    Our other project is one that provides quality education for free to Kids who are prone to dropout.
    For this project we invite you to come and give lessons in whatever subject you want. For example Music, Art, English, handicraft or make a presentation about your country, its up to you, these kids will be super interested.
    There are many ways you can help out, we wil encourage you to come with ideas on how to improve this organization. You are very welcome.

    In exchange we will provide a 3 bed dorm accommodation plus bathroom and food. In your free time you can explore this incredible city. Our staff will guide you and bring you to secret gems in Delhi.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn how to build a plant nursery, you will learn alot about trees, climate change, malnourished, bio diversity. Then you will learn about the indian lifestyle, we will bring you to many places and you will meet many different kinds of people.

  • Help

    Help

    Building fruit tree nursery and planting seeds, establishing seedbanks at schools.
    Giving lessons to children, other projects

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Malayalam: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Basic 3 bed dorm with bathroom and air cooler. Kitchen is at you disposal. Stove, microwave and refrigerator.
    Somebody will cook food for you.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will be working on the solution for many problems. from malnourishment to climate change to child development

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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