We may see the odd toilet built, we may be able to get a dustbin in most homes and we may see people cleaning out their sewers, but it will take much longer for all the problems to be solved. What we can do, however, is begin the conversation and start to change the mind-set.
पहले गाँव में थी तब मुझे ऐसा लगता था की मैं एक पिंजरे में कैद हूँ, वालंटियर बनने के बाद उसी गाँव में खुला हुआ और आज़ाद महसूस कर रही हूँ|
I don’t think I could list all of the things I’ll take away from the Pravah ICS experience. I’ve gained so much knowledge about myself and also about other people.
By Loganathan and Max Johnson Nine months ago we began working in a small village in Rajasthan - a village where people were content and found happiness in the simplest of things. It was an extremely humbling experience. However, we found it a little disheartening to see that people were too comfortable with the various... Continue Reading →
By Alanah-May Swain When our batch of volunteers arrived in the community, we heard of the screening of videos that had been held by previous volunteers in the same community. A member of the community had even stood up and spoken on her opinion of child marriage. Inspired by this and also wanting to continue... Continue Reading →
This blog has been translated and transcribed by Rupal Hariyaow. - ज्योति हनोटे १ फरवरी को हम सादरी गांव में आये, और यहाँ के लोगों से मिले। महिलाओं, युवाओ, और किशोरियों से मिले और उनसे गांव की संस्कृति, शिक्षा और यहाँ के इतिहास के बारे में कुछ जानकारी ली। हमने हमारी टीम के साथ यहाँ... Continue Reading →
By Harsh Prabha Singh Ever since I got back from Rajasthan, I'd been wanting to write about my Pravah ICS journey! And now that I've procrastinated more than enough, let's start with what exactly is Pravah ICS and what does it aim to do? International Citizen Service (ICS) is a three-month volunteering programme led by... Continue Reading →
By Alexander Barty Given the scale of my Pravah ICS experience, you might assume that I had planned and anticipated my journey to India years in advance. The reality was quite the opposite. I stumbled across ICS by chance, when putting together the master plan for my impromptu gap year between school and university. With... Continue Reading →
By Henry Hardy Before leaving the country for my placement, I had already built up a picture in my mind about what the village would look like. A rural Indian village to me meant dirt tracks, animals roaming, and the most simple of houses – potentially lacking in the most basic infrastructural needs. Save for... Continue Reading →