Ethnic Tribal Development

Project Code: 
LTV 03F
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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

  • With ethnic tribal community in partnership with community based organisations that are trying to mainstream the tribal community. Healthcare, education, livelihoods, skills training, and promotion of tribal rights will be the development intervention strategy. Conduct community awareness on various development issues of ethnic tribal community, conduct training and capacity building, network with organisations working with similar vision.
  • Participate in advocacy and campaign, conduct surveys, carry out documentations, and design project proposals for ethnic tribal development

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Note: Limited projects are available, and most require a minimum application of two months.