Indian society is characterized by discrimination, deprivation, exploitation, subjugation and marginalization, particularly on the basis of caste and ethnicity. The Scheduled Tribes (STs) in India suffer from exclusion, neglect and under-development due to their geographical and cultural isolation and separation from the mainstream. The greatest challenge that India has been facing since independence is the proper provision of social justice to the scheduled tribe people, by ameliorating their socio-economic conditions. Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes and de-notified tribes constitute the weakest section of India's population, from the ecological, economic and educational angles. They constitute the matrix of India's poverty.
As a volunteer in this field of work not only will you gain in terms of experience but you will also have rich inter-cultural exposure with tribal community. Your work as a volunteer will comprise of –
The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities.
Note: Limited projects are available, and most require a minimum application of two months.