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NGO VISITS: Humanitarian Aspect Programme at Jaipur :

Our purpose is to create a platform to support the inclusive a sustainable development in some humanitarian aspects through responsible tourism.

Some of the organizations working in and around Jaipur are described below.

BRIEF ABOUT NGO & RELATED ORGANISATIONS IN JAIPUR

Blind School-Netraheen Vikas Sansthan
Blind School at Jaipur by Netraheen Vikas Sansthan. They are working for rehabilitation of blind, students since last 31 years by providing free education with boarding and lodging facility separately for boys and Girls. The School was started on 15th August 1977 with only two blind students the number of which at present has gone to 75 out of which (30 Girls).The school is registered with Registrar of Societies, Govt. of Rajasthan and is recognized by Department of Education, Government of Rajasthan upto 12th standard.

Many more blind & other disabled children are in need of proper care & education, but they are unable to admit them because of shortage of school & hostel accommodation, additional play grounds, additional teachers & house keeping staff, furniture and other infrastructure facilities etc. Financial aid get from the State Government is not sufficient to meet the growing needs and expenditure of the Institute.

SOS village Jaipur
Guests can visit the SOS village at Jaipur where the 150 Numbers of Children are living.

S.A.P.Deaf & Dumb school Jaipur
They are working for rehabilitation of deaf & dumb students since last 51 years by providing free education with boarding and lodging facility separately for boys and Girls.The School was started on 15th August 1950 with some deaf and dumb students the number of which at present has gone to 450 out of which (200 Girls) and 250 staying in hostel. This school is recognized by Department of Education, Government of Rajasthan up to 12th standard. This is the only institute for girls with hostel facility in whole of Rajasthan. All the teachers are well trained and highly qualified. The results of 10th and 12th Board exams have always been maintained at 100% since beginning of school. Many more these children are in need of proper care & education, but they are unable to admit them because of shortage of school & hostel accommodation, additional teachers & house keeping staff, furniture and other infrastructure facilities etc. Financial aid get from the State Government is not sufficient to meet the growing needs and expenditure of the Institute.

Disha Foundation School (Jaipur)
This School is for mentally challenged children located on a tight urban site incorporates a training center for teachers and helpers while providing for requirements of the special child. The three storey building prioritizes access to defined space for the educational environment. It also answers environment and energy at low costs.

Contact Person :
Ms. Rainu Singh, Executive Director 9413344418
DISHA (A Resource Centre for the Disabled)
Disha Path, Near JDA Park, Nirman Nagar-C, JAIPUR- 302019
Phone :- 141-2393319,2391690 e-mail:- disha@dishafoundation.org disha_jaipur@hotmail.com
web:- www.dishafoundation.org

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL PROGRAMME IN RURAL AREA IN RAJASTHAN

We design all our programs as a socially conscious initiative and simultaneously a customer centered sustainable business. Towards meeting this dual objective, we manage our tours at following levels:

Community participation +Wildlife study +Organic farming +Conservation of heritage buildings

A high degree of "community participation" in our programs inherently promotes the local economy. This also helps in bringing out the natural flavor of the place and sharing of local experiences and anecdotes about the place. We try to sensitize our youth to the strengths and weaknesses of rural India, by understanding the issues of poverty, illiteracy, women empowerment, water conservation through a first hand experience. We have experts in areas like "Wildlife study"," organic farming", "conservation of heritage properties", "adventure sports", "developmental efforts" etc. based on interest of the particular groups, We assist our guests in appreciating the true beauty and nuances of specialized areas like "wild-life diversity", "wild-life photography", "organic farming", "conservation of heritage properties".

Team Building in Deserts of Rajasthan Grameen Heritage Tourism

"Grameen Heritage Tourism" is an attempt to provide a wholesome experience of the beauty, simplicity and richness of Indian countryside

Our approach

We try to approach tourism as a socially conscious and simultaneously a customer centered business. Towards meeting these objectives, we have following two levels of participation at grass roots

1. A high degree of "community participation" in our programs as a socially responsible and conscious way of promoting the local economy.

2. Additionally, we have a team of experts who assist our guests in appreciating the true beauty and nuances of specialized areas like "wild-life diversity", "wild-life photography", "organic farming", "conservation of heritage properties", "adventure sports", "safari trips" and others.

Team Building in Deserts of Rajasthan
Rajasthan, the largest state in India has the unique distinction of having a desert area and simultaneously supporting the rich flora and fauna and one of the most densely populated tiger sanctuaries in the country. Team Building programs are designed to provide a mix of adventure, fun and development of team skills through experiences "Raw Rajasthan". The journey will start from Jaipur, taking you to Bikaner, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer through the wild scrub jungles of Churu (Yes! Rajasthan has Jungles). The activities will range from a jeep safari through the Thar Desert, to visiting one of the biggest wind-mill installations in the country at Jaisalmer, to rock climbing and rappelling, camel and horse Safaris, to pitching your own tents in the middle of a desert, preparing bonfires and enjoy performances from traditional dancers on cold desert nights. To top it all, stare into the mesmerizing and awe inspiring eyes of the majestic animal of Indian jungles , the Bengal tiger.

Education Matters - A Rural Education Volunteering Program
India is a growth economy which very recently entered the 12 economies to have crossed a company sensex mark of 20,000. However, it is still a highly fragmented society with more than 65% of its population living in Rural India, which is not showing the spectacular growth as yet. Even the basic services like sanitation, education, health services, issues like women empowerment and livelihood generation can use positive interventions in rural India. In last one decade, a lot of good NGOs / Corporate / Institutions have started working on improving the quality of some of these basic services. However, there is a scope for significant improvement and these institutions are in continuous search for good quality human resources (full time / part time / interns / volunteers) to help them in building a stronger India.

Some of the activities which you could be involved in during the "Rural Education Volunteering" include :

a.Work with one or more rural schools towards achieving the following

b.Conduct Classroom sessions for specific subjects / skills (English, Maths, Music, Arts etc)

c.Make home-trips to the families of children being taught by volunteers to understand their overall situation

d.Design new course material and teaching methods along with teachers

e.Work out new modules to teach the teachers on particular skills (these will depend on the skill level of the Volunteers)

f.Implement Good Practices, learned from your own schooling system in conjunction with local school authorities suiting the local needs

g. Actively but carefully promote concepts like women empowerment in conjunction with the host NGO and community support

We Can also arrange turbans tying at Amber fort for the gentlemen & scarf for ladies.

Helping Hands - Rural Medical Volunteering Program
There is a popular saying that "In healthy body lives a healthy mind". Unfortunately health services in the large country like India have not been able to keep pace with the growth in other spheres. Even at house-hold level, the importance attached to good health is relatively low in rural India. The problem is aggravated by the lack of trained medical professionals willing to work in rural India.

Some of the activities which you could be involved in during the "Rural Medical Volunteering" include:
a. Work as a nursing assistant to the village hospital / doctor (will need adequate qualification from your own country)
b. Provide voluntary services in specific wards (children's ward / Old people ward) for non-medical support services
c. Work on sanitation / health projects at hospital / local surroundings

Our purpose is to create a platform to support a sustainable development in humanitarian works through responsible tourism. It is our endeavor to promote responsible tourism and provide social welfare packages for village schools, hospitals, labor problems, health awareness, animal care, village civic sense, water management,SOS village, Breeding farms, school visits, etc. We work closely with many social and animal welfare organizations and our guests can also contribute to such noble causes. Our team will organize the above mentioned programs as well as customize all kind of social programs, where guests can also unwind and spend peaceful moments in quiet contemplation in mesmerizing and exclusive locations.

Some of the organizations working in and around Jaipur are described below.

UMANG -AN INITIATIVE TOWARDS REHABILITATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITY

Umang was started through initiative of the parents. Highly trained and experienced professionals, one of the best team in the entire state. Recognized and registered with Ministry of social justice and Empowerment, accredited by National institute of open schooling, New Delhi, registered with National Trust. Umang provide all services under one roof for persons with cerebral palsy, autism, mental challenges and multiple disabilities.

Services of Umang Center for special Education Reaches out to children through the following services.

Presently the educational program is offered through academic, non-academic and functional groups and follows an Individual Education plan (IEP) for each student.

Academic groups follow the common curriculum offered by open basis education of National Institute of open schooling (NIOS), New Delhi. Functional Education programs train for money, measurement and time managements, basic literacy, environment awareness, skill training etc. There are special groups for the severely challenged, which train the individuals in self-care, social inter-action communication and self-reliance.

Physiotherapy unit + Speech and Language Development unit +Activities of Daily Living,

Unit for sports, Leisure and Recreation + Vocational Training +Inclusion in community

Advocacy and awareness.

Home Managements and counseling:-The focus is to benefit children with disabilities ,

who are unable to reach campus on regular basis or are enrolled in a mainstream school and need support for special needs.

Counseling services aim to facilities positive and informed decisions on child's treatment and education and offer support to parents and families in times of distress.

Strengthening other services:-

The team at Umang regularly engages in building capacities of various mainstream educational establishments, public and private organizations, parents and professionals by

Acting as a resource center on disability ,Knowledge sharing and capacity building through training by strengthening family support services.

Help In Suffering ( HIS )
Help in Suffering was founded by Englishwoman Crystal Rogers (Mishy to her friends), when, on a stop-over on her way to New Zealand, she saw a lame horse being eaten by crows in the street. She first founded Animal Friend shelter in Delhi and then moved to Jaipur and founded Help in Suffering in l985. Her early helpers were Mr. G.K. Tiwari, still a trustee, Ajay Lobo's family, and Dr. T. Ramchandani. The first shelter was located on land provided by the Rajmata of Jaipur, but after Mrs. Janine Vogler, President of Animaux Secours, France, visited Mishy in l985, Animaux Secours raised the money to enable Mishy to build a new shelter on a piece of abandonned land at Durgapura in the outskirts of Jaipur.

RESCUE, REHOMING, VETERINARY CLINIC
One of the major roles of Help in Suffering is to rescue abandoned and injured animals from the roads and streets of Jaipur. For this purpose HIS owns a large truck with fold-down ramp which can carry an animal as large as a camel. A specially adapted jeep is used for smaller animal rescues. Every day at least ten to twelve rescues are made, including monkeys (often injured or burnt on power lines), birds such as peacocks, pigeons, parrots, ponies , donkeys, cattle, dogs, cats, squirrels, pigs and more rarely, camels. Many of the animals are in a state of extreme suffering due to critical injuries from road accidents. As soon as the animal arrives at the shelter, a vet attends to the case. HIS is the only shelter in Jaipur which provides humane mercy killing for animals in extreme pain and distress.

HIS also has a veterinary clinic where every month on an average about 450 cases are treated by the HIS vets. The cases range from a small boy bringing his pet rabbit, to a village woman whose goat has mange, to a family in tears because the street dog living at their gate has been injured on the road. Animals are held for treatment if necessary, and returned to their owners after recovery. HIS also accepts animals for re-homing, but only on condition that the owners have a very good reason for abandoning their animal in a shelter. Attempts are made to rehabilitate as many animals as possible, but as most Indians prefer purebred dogs, it is difficult to find good homes for cross-breeds. About ten animals are adopted per month. HIS also keeps a number of dogs, cats, cattle, birds, equines and camels at the shelter.

HIS is a registered Indian charitable trust working for the benefit of the animals of India. Help in Suffering has three animal shelters, the original shelter, founded in l980, on two acres of land in south Jaipur, a second shelter provided by the Municipality to conduct an ABC program in northern Jaipur, and a shelter in Kalimpong (West Bengal). A specialized Camel Rescue Centre is being built at Bassi, on the Agra Road, the first of its kind in India. Jaipur is the state capital of Rajasthan, and the shelters there employs about thirty-five staff and utilize three rescue vehicles and three mobile clinic vehicles. Six separate projects are being conducted, each headed by a vet. The teams leave base to head out into the city and the nearby villages each day.

Camel Project
The HIS Camel project is funded by Animaux Secours, the Marchig Trust (Switzerland), and the Carpenter Trust (UK). A new Camel Rescue Centre is being built at Bassi, on the Agra Road, where many camels work, and much help is needed to reduce their suffering. The building of this shelter is being funded by ELSU Foundation (Switzerland). This foundation has also donated a large vehicle with hydraulic hoist to enable HIS to rescue abandonned camels which can no longer stand due to injury or illness. In June 2001, Dr. Devi Shankar Rajoria, working with volunteer vets from the UK, Drs. Richard and Emma Morris, set up the HIS Camel Project as a result of the extreme suffering of working camels seen in the vicinity of Jaipur. Dr Pradeep Singhal now heads the project. Each day a team headed by Dr. Singhal visits different places in Jaipur and in the villages where large numbers of camels congregate. As much as treating wounds and injuries, the Camel Project team focuses on educating owners so that improved management practices can be introduced. This education is carried out while camels are being treated, by the vet and staff. A leaflet is handed out, written in Rajasthani, and it is explained why the animal is suffering, and how this can be avoided in future.

Elephant Program
There are approximately one hundred captive working elephants in Jaipur. They have been used traditionally for weddings, celebrations, festivals and now for carrying tourists up the narrow steep path leading to the magnificent and ancient Amer Fort. For many years HIS was concerned with the poor conditions under which these elephants worked, on burning roads in 45'c heat, without sufficient water and with poor nutrition and veterinary care. An elephant needs at least one hours' bathing per day, and being a forest animal used to a canopy to protect it from the sun, some elephants in Jaipur died of heat exposure. Others were sun burnt. One report written by elephant veterinary experts Dr. Jacob Cheeran and Dr.K.C. Panicker in 2001 found that 'there was a severe shortage of water and many (elephants) were suffering from dehydration' 'Many of the animals were suffering from heavy parasitism, anemia, deficiency related diseases and foot lesions. In 2001, HIS vets had been called by an elephant owner to treat a huge abscess on the back of Mustana, the tallest elephant in Jaipur.

The abscess was caused by friction from the howdah (saddle). After this abscess had successfully healed, more and more elephant owners requested help from HIS. Fortunately in 2002 author and film-maker Mark Shand of elephant family (UK), visited Jaipur and prompted by the patron of HIS and Her Highness the Rajmata of Jaipur, who was also concerned by the state of the captive working elephants of Jaipur, offered financial support to HIS to begin a campaign to improve conditions of the captive working elephants.

Social Activities in Remote villages
Here we are making an attempt to reach out to the remote villages and hamlets of the region. Through responsible tourism we provide social work packages for development of Village school and hospital, counseling on labor problems, health awareness, animal suffering, village civic sense, water management etc

We organize special interest groups who go of the beaten track and contribute towards the betterment of the people and their environment while experiencing the true living culture of India.

Village activities
I- White wash / furnishing / tree plantation / water harvesting systems / sports / teaching in school
II-Village hospital visits and cleaning of hospital and focus on the village health awareness & family planning / Care and advice to the elderly, disabled and handicapped people
III-Focus on Animal suffering
IV- Build social harmony
V - Focus on Disabled & elderly and wheel chairs person
VI- Adopt a Remote village

These activities are conducted only after prior permission is obtained from the concerned authorities.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL PROGRAMME IN RURAL AREA IN RAJASTHAN
We design all our programs as a socially conscious initiative and simultaneously a customer centered sustainable business. Towards meeting this dual objective, we manage our tours at following levels:

Community participation +Wildlife study +Organic farming +Conservation of heritage buildings

A high degree of "community participation" in our programs inherently promotes the local economy. This also helps in bringing out the natural flavor of the place and sharing of local experiences and anecdotes about the place. We try to sensitize our youth to the strengths and weaknesses of rural India, by understanding the issues of poverty, illiteracy, women empowerment, water conservation through a first hand experience. We have experts in areas like "Wildlife study"," organic farming", "conservation of heritage properties", "adventure sports", "developmental efforts" etc. based on interest of the particular groups, We assist our guests in appreciating the true beauty and nuances of specialized areas like "wild-life diversity", "wild-life photography", "organic farming", "conservation of heritage properties".

Team Building in Deserts of Rajasthan Grameen Heritage Tourism

"Grameen Heritage Tourism" is an attempt to provide a wholesome experience of the beauty, simplicity and richness of Indian countryside

Our approach
We try to approach tourism as a socially conscious and simultaneously a customer centered business. Towards meeting these objectives, we have following two levels of participation at grass roots

1. A high degree of "community participation" in our programs as a socially responsible and conscious way of promoting the local economy.

2. Additionally, we have a team of experts who assist our guests in appreciating the true beauty and nuances of specialized areas like "wild-life diversity", "wild-life photography", "organic farming", "conservation of heritage properties", "adventure sports", "safari trips" and others.

 


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