Coorg, also called Kodagu, means “dense forest on steep hill” and is a very popular hill station. It is a district located near the city of Mysore (Karnataka State) amidst scenery of misty hills, lush forests, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantations, orange groves, undulating streets and breath-taking views. Coorg has a high concentration of tribal population, who subsist on their traditional economic system of hunting and gathering minor forest produce, besides attempting subsistence farming. The Camp: The camp will focus on environmental issues, eco-friendly methods and natural resource management systems through working on a farm. You will learn about the complete journey of coffee, pepper, rainwater harvesting system and the methods/techniques of farming. The village school will also be renovated. The coffee plantation owner, School Management Committee and the local municipality will be the partners for the camp. Activities: Interact with local farmers to understand environmental issues Work in the fields - pruning, harvesting and drying on various farms Visit other model farms around the campsite to study and understand the methods and techniques of farming Visit coffee estates, learn about other popular plantations of the region such as pepper, cardamom and wild fruits Participate in wall paintings and educational pictures, teach basic English and spread health and hygiene awareness among the children of the tribal
Unterkunft und Verpflegung
Accommodation : At a rented guest house or hostel, with shared rooms. You will be provided with bunk beds. Toilets and bathrooms are separate, with shower facilities. Hot water will be made available. Food: South Indian vegetarian and non-vegetarian food will be provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Safe, filtered water is available for drinking.
Lage und Freizeit
Location: The project village is located in the district of Coorg, 120 km west of Mysore Leisure Activities: Explore more on Tibetan culture and the different issues related to the exile of its people and re-settlement in the region Cultural activities and exchange with the Tibetan youth with support of the Tibetan welfare office. Have the opportunity to interact with estate workers and tribals, to learn about the hilly lifestyle and livelihood
Wer organisiert das Projekt?
FSL-India has been running workcamps all over India since 2001. Over the years, FSL-India has developed a strong network of local partners and local volunteers in the regions where we conduct our camps. In every workcamp, FSL-India works in partnership with local NGOs – since they are able to identify the problems and needs of the locality. This helps us achieve sustainability and a larger impact in the work that we do. Partnering with a local NGO also helps in reaching out to the local community. In addition, FSL-India works in various fields in cooperation with Archaeological Survey of India, Ministry of Women and Child Welfare, Ministry of Health, Education, Forest and Wildlife Departments and Local Self-governance Bodies.
Information about the Meeting Point will be mentioned in the Info Sheet, which will be sent at least a month in advance
The Participation fees has to be paid on arrival to our team leader in Indian Rupees.
VISA - The participants should come on Tourist visa