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Explore coffee farming, help a school and learn about Tibetan culture in Coorg
Coorg, Karnataka, January 7 - January 20, 2019

Coorg, also called Kodagu, means “dense forest on a steep hill” and is a very popular hill station. It is a district located near the city of Mysore (Karnataka State) amidst a scenery of misty hills, lush forests, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantations, orange groves, undulating streets and breathtaking views. This is one of the most beautiful places in India, completely surrounded by nature!
The Coorg District accounts for a heavy concentration of tribal population. 90% of the tribes in Coorg subsist on their traditional economic system of hunting and gathering minor forest produce besides attempting subsistence farming.

The project will focus on the process of coffee growing and marketing in an environmentally friendly way through natural resource management systems. This is an opportunity for learning about the complete journey of coffee - right from the bean to the mug. Also the village school will be renovated.

The international volunteers joined by locals will learn about the environmental issues in the region, will work in the field and help with pruning, harvesting and drying, will visit check dams and small ponds to study the water harvesting systems. The volunteers will visit coffee estates, will learn about other popular plantations of the region such as pepper, cardamom, wild fruits.
The volunteers will also support a local school with some renovation and work with the kids. The tasks include wall painting, drawing educational murals, teaching basic English, spreading health and hygiene awareness among children and the tribal community.

Find out more about this and other volunteer opportunities in India at:
http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-india

CADIP - International Volunteer Programs
Phone: 780-638-2500
Web: http://cadip.org


Qualifications:

18 and over years of age - motivated to work for a charity project within an international team, tolerant, open-minded and cooperative person with adventurous spirit.
No specific skills or experience required.


Training:

There will be an orientation meeting on the first day of the project.


Benefits:

Participating in an international short term volunteer project (so called Workcamp) can be an exciting prospect. It is an interesting and meaningful way to travel with purpose and spend 2-3 weeks in a foreign environment. Working and living together with other volunteers from around the world provides an excellent opportunity to make many new friends, learn about unknown places and culture, gain new skills and experience. Your time, energy, and enthusiasm can make a difference in areas where help is really needed.
After successful participation CADIP issues a certificate for the completed volunteer hours.




Duration: One Time
Faculty: ALES (Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences) All Faculties Arts Augustana Business Campus Saint-Jean Education Engineering Law Library and Information Studies Medicine and Dentistry Native Studies Nursing Pharmacy Public Health Rehabilitation Medicine Science
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Phone: 780-638-2500
Email: cadip@cadip.org

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