Kalanjiyam’s vision is to make rural communities “rich” and is committed to its efforts in taking this vision to reality.
Far from being materially wealthy, we consider a person is rich when he/she has the ability and the tools to take care of some of life’s most basic needs that we all take for granted: a proper shelter, adequate nourishment and a restful sleep each day. It does not take a huge research or scientific brain to know that the foremost factor in achieving that goal is education, information and knowledge, without which an individual or a community will be unable to develop.
It is Kalanjiyam’s aim to create such an environment in our villages by significantly supplementing and further enhancing the education and developmental programs that currently exist. We believe that our rural communities need vast and varied exposures beyond what is now available: that such exposures can be provided through interactions of our village communities with people from different walks of life, having different professions, and coming from different countries.
We are convinced that the services of a group of motivated, capable and talented volunteers will help us to reach towards this vision. Through a volunteer program anyone from outside of these villages can come and spend some length of time, one to two weeks, and participate in the educational and developmental programs and activities. A volunteer program such as this would benefit Kalanjiyam community to develop their capacities, bring new exposures in our villages, create new networks, provide opportunities for skill development, and pave way for us to mobilize different types of resources. From the perspective of the volunteer, such a program is sure to be an enriching experience, providing volunteers the opportunities to learn first hand from village communities about their life as it exists today and participate in imparting knowledge and skills for development of these rural communities.
We need volunteers from anywhere, anyone with the spirit, a caring heart and special skills to help a rural community in India to get “rich”. There are two ways you can help
You can help us with your monetary contributions and ideas to help us to build the volunteer house. We sincerely hope you do.
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