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Northeast is the richest part of India with its natural resources. It is the matter of great agony that the people of this land have no scope to utilize their own resources to reduce their poverty. No initiatives are taken in awakening the people to the key issues of sustainable development, to look over the linkage between ecology and human development and good management of their land, water and forest. The entire region is neglected by the Indian regime since the British left. The irrational use of natural resources, injustice and inhumanity causing all round discontentment and misery of the people in the region. Unless and until the young generation is educated to come forward and root out these evils, the future of the land is bleak.
To do something for the underprivileged, it is significant to enter deep into the people and know them in real.
In this program, 'Traveler's Mission' welcomes you to the Northeast India - a land of indigenous people with unique cultures and breathtaking natural beauty and one of the selected and virgin destinations of the world with tremendous scope for responsive Eco-tourism.
Guwahati, the capital of Assam and the gateway of Northeast India, will be the main station for the Mission from where you will enter different villages of Assam, Nagaland and Meghalaya by different transports like steam boat, ferry, bus, train, small vehicles and bicycle. The program may be extended to other states of the region subject to the term of volunteering and other conditions.
This community oriented actions and participatory research program also include exploring some parts of south India, to experience the environmental resource, ecological factors in relation to human resource development, democracy, human rights and social, political and cultural differences within the country.
'Traveler's Mission' provides you the unique opportunity to get into the natives, be a part of them and learn about their land, culture, way of living, the prospects for their sustainable development etc.
Staying with the locals you will find the relation between human values and tradition and the linkage between cultural beliefs, environment and socioeconomic stability. This knowledge will help you to educate the people to develop their capacities for proper utilization of natural and local resources in a planned, scientific and sustained manner.
Apart from your work, you may interact with the children giving them English conversation training, Sanitation and hygiene related education, Health awareness, Gardening, Drawing, Playing and Entertainment programs like Music, Dancing etc. You may also get involved in different other activities of the mission, such as organizing cultural programs, conducting various events etc.
You will enjoy the diverse and colorful cultures, customs and festivals of the natives, staying with them in a homely atmosphere.
UHR organizes fun-filled study tours at regular interval of the work to know the bio-diversity and environmental impact on human resource.
UHR has a house in the Guwahati city of Assam, which provides accommodation for the volunteers. And also the family members of UHR from the different villages arranges for the volunteer's stay with them. All these arrangements provide only simple accommodations and local food with the people without any extra facilities, which gives the volunteers all the privilege to get into the people and be one with them.
If you have an understanding mind, a mentality to trust others, love for the human family and this small planet Earth, willingness to take initiatives and work independently and collaboratively in a multicultural context, and the capacity to adjust with the living style of the poor people, you get the real value of human life in this Mission.