WE BUILD 2017: Service Learning and Volunteer Program

Be a global citizen!! Join us for our Summer 2017 Volunteer's program in Bangalore, India. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE BUILD is a summer students and volunteer's program for those students and volunteers seeking for an opportunity for a cultural immersion program in India while doing something meaningful and worthwhile such as building a house/bathroom+toilets for a poor family/household and engaging in community development work in rural India. WE BUILD 2016 we are going to be building a girls dormitory for a change.


American students joining this program through State University of New York, USA as an academic and service learning program to earn 6 academic credits will have to attend the entire 5 weeks course module from 20th June - 25th July (this is mandatory).

Understanding that both Indian and International Volunteers have different and busy schedule in the months of July and August, we have hence designed the program in such a manner that interested volunteers can choose to enrol for either 4 weeks, 2 weeks, 10 days OR 3 days.

 

VOLUNTEER FOR YOUR CHOICE OF DATES & MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS SUMMER!!

Volunteer for 4 weeks in Bangalore, India (Program dates: 27th June - 25th July 2016) - During these four weeks volunteers will get an exposore to both urban and rural Bangalore. The volunteers will have sessions on Indian Culture and Development to gain deeper understanding on the grave issues of development in India. They will get to travel in South India (Bangalore, Rural Bangalore (VEDIKE), Mysore, CochinAlleppey), participate and facilitate in the Global Citizens Youth Assembly 2016 focusing on two among the 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 4: Quality Education - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all AND Goal 5: Gender Eqaulity - Acheive Gender Equality and empower all women and girls. Two weeks at Rural Bangalore (VEDIKE) will be dedicated to a cultural immersion in a rural Indian village setting where they shall build a dorm for at-risk girl's program AND build a toilet/s for a poor family/ies. During these two weeks they also get to engage in activites with children and education; and sustainable development. 

Volunteer for 2 weeks in Bangalore, India (Program dates: 4th July - 18th July 2016) - During this two weeks at Rural Bangalore (VEDIKE) volunteers will experience a rich cultural immersion in a rural Indian village setting where they shall either build a house a dorm for at-risk girls/children's program AND build a toilet/s for a poor family/ies. During these two weeks they also get to engage in activites with children and education; and sustainable development.

Volunteer for 10 days in Bangalore, India (Program dates: 9th July - 18th July 2016) - Acknowledging festival period in July for our friends from Kuwait and the Arab countries, this year we will have 10 days program exclusively for them. During this 10 days these will experience a rich cultural immersion in a rural Indian village setting where they shall either build a house for a poor family OR a dorm for at-risk children's program AND build a toilet for a poor family/ies. During these ten days they also get to engage in activites with children and education; and sustainable development. In addition, they get to do sightseeing both in Bangalore and Mysore.

Volunteer for 3 days in Bangalore, India (Program dates: 16th - 18th July 2016) - WE BUILD TOILET FOR WOMEN (T4W) 2016:

Mahatma Gandhi communicated a quintessential message to the nation through his efforts to educate people around him about cleanliness. He wished to see a "Clean India" where people work hand in hand to make the country clean. To work seriously towards this vision of Gandhiji, the Indian Prime Minister launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan on October 2, 2014 and asked people from all walks of life to help in successful implementation of this mission (Source). We have taken up this challenge and added a special component to this year's WE BUILD program. This is the first time we will invite volunteers to join for a 3 day program opportunity. During these three days volunteers (students/corporates) will stay in rural Bangalore in a village setting in tents to build toilet/s for a poor family/ies and engage in awareness raising activites related to sanitation in the village. There will be group events and leisure activities such as camp fire and trekking. All photos from this three day event will be uploaded on this website, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

WE BUILD 2015 we built 10 toilets for ten households in rural Bangalore and we will continue to do this work during WE BUILD 2016 and build more toilets during the last three days (16th, 17th & 18th July) of WE BUILD 2016.

For further details or any query regarding this volunteer's program send an email to webuild@globalcitizens.org.in

THESE DATES DONT SUIT YOU ? BUT YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER INDEPENDENTLY AT A DIFFERENT TIME. NO ISSUES, WRITE TO US: info@globalcitizens.org.in

Watch the video of WE BUILD 2013

 

Watch the video of WE BUILD 2012