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.

Aqau+ – an affordable water purifer

Recommendations for the sustainability and scalability of AQUA+ in Solan district, Himachal Pradesh, India. WASHTech: supporting the vision of sustainable services How can we know if technologies chosen to provide WASH services will be sustainable and scalable, and will meet user needs? How can we capture valuable learning and experiences relating to these equipments, drawing together all actors involved in technology introduction? These are some questions the WASHTech project seeks…