CHIRAG is organizing a two week foundation course meant for youth, in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand. The foundation course seeks to provide an orientation about life in rural India. The course will commence with an exploration of issues and tools to understand and analyse life in villages. The course will include sessions on different aspects of village life. The course will be interspersed with visits to villages – including night-stays in homes.
Eligibility: Anyone between the ages of 21 and 28, with a graduate degree or a diploma (after 12th standard) and 2 years of work experience. Individuals who are likely to have examinations between July 2009 and June 2010 are not eligible. Leave will not be granted to take examinations during the year.
Date of commencement: July 1, 2009
Last date for applying: May 15, 2009
Application and Selection: Application forms are available to download at www.chirag.org or can be requested for by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The filled in application form including a one-page statement of purpose have to be received by CHIRAG by the 15th of May 2009. A maximum of 30 youth from the applications will be selected. By the 10th of June, all candidates – those accepted as well those who cannot be accepted this year – will receive intimation by email or post. Click here for more information
Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (CHIRAG) is a non-profit grass roots development organisation dedicated to empowerment of rural communities through their integrated development and has been working in the Indian Central Himalayas since 1986.