Q1. What is Gaon Chaley Hum? How it is beneficial to me?
A1. This is a rural immersion program. It will provide you opportunities for networking, learning about real India and working on sustainable solutions. It will also assist you in realizing your leadership potential, thereby leading to overall development of your skills and personality.
Q2. What are the aims and objectives of this programme?
A2. Our aim is to connect the Urban Youth with Rural India. We believe that India can develop only when its villages are prosperous. In this program, 15 delegates will embark on a life changing journey to Jaisalmer, the Golden City of India for exploring village life, rural livelihoods, rain water harvesting etc. This program will also enable them to deeply connect and critically analyze the life in an Indian village. In long run, we wish to create a pool of leaders, innovators and social entrepreneurs who can create sustainable solutions for rural India.
Keywords: Exposure, Experience and Network.
Q3. What activities would the delegates undertake during these 3 days?
A3. During the day time, you will attend field trips, lectures and interactive sessions. During the evening, you will engage in reflections and group discussions. During the night, team games, recreational activities, and discussions are planned.
Q4. For what day and preferably what time (morning, afternoon or night) should I book my train tickets to Jaisalmer and from Jodhpur, so that I can make use of the pickup facility?
A4. Arrival at Jaisalmer - 13th May, 2016 by 9 am in the morning. Try to book a train which arrives between 5 am - 9 am in the morning. If that is not available, try to arrive on 12th May night or late night.
Departure from Jodhpur - 15th May, 2016 after 7 pm in the evening.
Q5. Why is the Delegate Fee charged? What does it cover?
A5. This is a non-profit and self sustaining program. The delegate fee is charged to cover the basic expenses to conduct the program smoothly. It includes Pickup and Drop, Food, Accommodation, Field Trips, Entertainment and Certification throughout the program duration.