A five day exposure trip to Rural Areas for students, for them to Learn from and connect with the Bharat that lies undiscovered for most of us. Gram Anubhav helps urban youth reach out to an aspect of India and its development that most of us ignore or overlook, students not only ‘Visit’ a village but also give a little symbol of their interaction though a Shramdaan. Swechha has been successfully implementing GA in partnership with three other institutions of India namely Bodh Shiksha Samiti, Alwar, Foundation for Ecological Security, Udaipur and SIDH, Uttarakhand. With an outreach to more than 1000 students, we have conducted over 30 such learning expeditions through the decade.
Experiential learning, self awareness, understanding role of governance in rural development, minimalist living, art of effectively communicating with people from a different socio-economic and cultural background
Workshops, village interactions, home visits, Shramdaan, cultural events
Urban school and college students
OUTREACH AND IMPACT
Since 2006, more than 1,000 school and college students have experienced rural Rajasthan and Uttarakhand through Gram Anubhavs.
Students from Shri Ram School, Modern School , German School, Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jadavpur University (Kolkata), St. Xavier’s College (Kolkata) and Jamia Milia Islamia, have participated in the past Gram Anubhavs.
Several remote rural communities have been visited as part of Gram Anubhavs. These include the Bhil tribe of Karech village in Rajasthan, Kraska village in the core area of the Sariska Tiger Reserve and the Bhutia community of Lata village in Uttarakhand.
In 2009, a Gram Anubhav was organised in rural Haryana, for senior employees of Nokia
I learnt that your life can be much more exciting and enjoyable if you live in harmony with nature.I liked the way this trip was planned to show us a complete different world from the city.