Clean India Campaign

Contributing to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, RUCHI has initiated a campaign  to educate school children and communities in 20 villages on health, hygiene and sanitation.  We are collaborating with 10 schools and 20 SHGs of the area.   All these schools and SHG are requested to collect their trash, segregate and put them at a central place.  Every month we hire a truck and collect the trash from these collection points.   After…

Dussehra Festival: 25 September-1 October 2017 workcamp in Dharamshala

Location: Dharamshala is a small village of Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh, 15 kilometres away from Kangra town itself. This village offers a number of trekking paths to tourists and a majestic view of great Dhauladhar range of mountains. But why is Dharamshala internationally well-known? Not only because it is a head quarter for Kangra district! In the surroundings of this village the Secretariat of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama,…

Diwali – Festival of Lights: 16-22 October 2017 workcamp in Dharamshala

Location: there is a small but internationally well-known town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh that is called Dharamshala. It is 70 km north of Pathankot and 15kms away from Kangra itself. Apart of a stunning quantity of treks and a majestic view of great Dhauladhar range of mountains, Dharamshala is a district head quarter and also happens to be the Secretariat of Tibetan spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama. Dharamshala…

Volunteering in Rajasthan: Jodhpur, its heritage and teaching children.

It’s the beginning of July, summer has just started and you are free… If you think on volunteering abroad Jodhpur should be on your bucket list! Volunteering in Rajasthan could involve a lots of things: heritage, teaching, renovation, assisting people… Ruchi NGO is organising 12-days work-camps in Jodhpur, the Blue City since 2014. The second town of this Indian state lies near Thar desert and stands out in the flat…

Tibetan Culture Workcamp: Go and Back with RUCHI!

Our first workcamp of 2017 was held in McLeod Ganj rural area: a group of 10 persons has shared learning moment, cultural exchange and volunteering with the local community. Between 5th and 17th of June Ruchi’s workcamp “Tibetan and Indian culture” (RC 08/17) has carried on. The group has met in Dharamkot during Monday 5th June: 9 people and one team-leader of Ruchi NGO has taken part. The group was…

Maharaja Culture Workcamp – Volunteering in India 2017

Ruchi NGO offers the opportunity to join the Maharaja Culture workcamp that will take place in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, between 3-15 July 2017.   Our volunteering in India opportunities are a great chance to explore the millennial culture of India. The Maharaja Culture Workcamp is your occasion to come and visit Rajasthan, the land of kings. The long story of this Indian state will be the major part of your stay.…

Himachal Pradesh and its heritage: it is a long story

Himachal Pradesh is part of the mountainous area of Northern India. This almost unknown Indian state collects lots of heritage and cultural traditions between his borders. Himachal Pradesh lays under the western Himalayan peaks. His name was coined from Sanskrit language: him stands for snow and achal for mountain; Acharya Diwakar Datt Sharma, an Himachali Sanskrit scholar, has chosen it. Despite the isolation of a mountainous area the history of…

WASH to the Foothills of the Himalayas

For over 10 years, New Zealand’s Rotary District 9940 has been supporting the work of the NGO Rural Centre for Human Interests (RUCHI) to bring WASH to Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. With the assistance of The Rotary Foundation, this partnership has been able to complete three “Rainwater Harvesting Villages”. They are taking the concept to over 30 villages which will impact on over 10,000 people Read WASH to the Himalayas  as the article that…

Training Course under VolunTour Project

    A training course on VolunTour project started at RUCHI from 20th March to 27th March, 2017. The training is a part of VolunTour Project under Erasmus + programme of European Union. 3 representatives of Combodia, Nepal and India along with representatives from Italy, Spain and Hungary are participating in the training. The training is a part of VolunTour Project under Erasmus + programme of European Union.