EXPLORATION | REFLECTION | ACTION
KEY PROGRAM FEATURES
VILLAGE VISITS, SURVEYS, INTERACTIONS
TEAM BUILDING EXERCISES, PRESENTATIONS
CAMPAIGNS, SHRAMDAAN, CULTURAL EVENTS
Gram Anubhavs are a five day exposure trip to Rural Areas for students. The aim is for them to learn from and connect with the Bharat that lies undiscovered for most of us. This trip helps urban youth reach out to an aspect of India and its development that most of us 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. These are – Bodh Shiksha Samiti, Alwar, FES, Udaipur and SIDH, Uttarakhand. With an outreach to more than 5000 students, we have conducted over 50 such learning expeditions through the decade.
FOCUS AREA - Experiential learning, self awareness, role of governance in rural development, minimalist living, communication with people from different socio-economic and cultural background
KEY ACTIVITIES - Workshops, village interactions, home visits, Shramdaan, cultural events.
TARGET GROUP - Urban school and college students.
OUTREACH AND IMPACT - Since 2006, more than 5,000 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), Green Field School 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.
We are always looking for young and enthusiastic minds that can help us create the change along with being the change. Whatever your passion, we always have opportunities for you along with endless cups of Chai!
SOME OF OUR
"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."
Participant from Modern School