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JOIN US IN JANUARY 2016


We love India, and we're heading back for our 11th annual visit! CERES Global have built such wonderful friendships, have gained great insight and understanding in to the needs and aspirations of some incredible communities, and now we're able to work together on some fantastic projects. 


The host organisations we work with are all exceptional in the community development and/or environmental work they do. For a description on the organisations we visit and the breadth of work they do click here.


The next trip CERES Global will focus on engagements in Mumbai and in Pal. We have a number of Swinburne University student groups working on an IT project in Pal, and a building project in Jamnya, so while they're busy working on their projects, we can spend time with ApneAap kids in the Mumbai red light district, and with the local tribal Pal community working on social and environmental challenges.


Red light District Mumbai Maharashtra January 2016

Waste Management Dharavi and urban Mumbai January 2016

Tribal Villages  Pal, Central India January 2016


Find details of the 2015 India engagement activities in Mumbai and Pal here.



Download:
Jamnya Sustainable Housing report here
IT for Social Impact project report here
Mumbai Waste presentation here and notes here.





COST

India program costs are $950 per week. This price includes all internal transport, meals, accommodation, the purchase of carbon credits to offset airline travel, administration and project costs. This price does not include flights to and from India.

For more information contact Ben on 9389 0183 or global@ceres.org.au

FOCUS AREAS

CERES Global works with communities to generate solutions that are community driven and meet the needs identified by members of the community. Project sustainability is a key aspect of successfully engaging with communities ad projects are designed and implemented with these principles in mind. Focus areas include:


 

 

 

CERES Global are currently working alongside the 
Jamnya and Pal community in Tribal Maharashtra 
on the Jamnya Project. With funding from Environ, the 
project has been a great success in sustainable 
building, transfer of skills, women's empowerment, 
and equity.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  In Mumbai, we are building a friendship of support
with our partner organisation ApneAap. An incredible
grass roots organisation working with children whose
mother's are currently working in the red light district
in Mumbai. In Mumbai we're also learning about waste
management, and building relations with BK Soni and
Reduce Reuse Recycle. In Pal and Tamil Nadu we have
relationships with communities going back over 10 years
whom we are now proud to call friends.