Project No.: RC-MTV-CD-6/17: Women Power
Period: January 2018 – February 2019
Location: Villages around Patta
Placement: Placement is offered for 3 to 6 months.
Background: RUCHI believes ”community development” cannot be achieved until women in our society are empowered and are respected within our society. Though a lot has been written about women and their contribution towards society but its a pity that their efforts are still monetarily not accounted in our national GDP. A women plays many roles within Indian society; a daughter, a wife, a mother, a home maker and even labourer to earn wages if need arises. Surprisingly after supporting her family in various ways she is mostly not consulted and involved in household decision making. RUCHI always recognised women’s efforts and believes that, still a lot needs to be done to help them achieve the desired position within social perspective in our community. Keeping that in mind RUCHI has initiated voluntary project facilitating cultural exposure and assisting women to overcome these odds.
Work: This projects aims to empower women by helping them to gain confidence, demand their rights and most importantly start being an earning member of family. Based in rural environment volunteers will be familiarised with local culture. They will be offered choice to live with host families during their stay to better understand the role a typical women has in our society and then design a income generation plan for group or individual member.
Working closely with our community youth worker they will undertake following tasks:
1. Attending SHG meetings of groups to better understand their activities. These groups were previously created by RUCHI.
2. Conduct gender analysis study.
3. Skill up activity/training of group member.
4. Assist in implementing the plan by tapping into locally available resources. Resourceful volunteers with new ideas, strong determination and high motivation level are highly desired. Volunteer intake accepted on monthly basis
Accommodation: This will be simple and shared in the school/village with common toilets. Volunteers are advised to bring their own bed sheet and sleeping bags for hygienic reasons. Food: Food offered will be simple authentic Indian vegetarian and freshly cooked. Three meals a day will be served. Assistance while cooking is desired of volunteers. Volunteers are free to cook meals of their country choice on every Sunday.