Global Citizens Networkhttp://www.globalcitizens.org
129 North 2nd Street Suite 102 Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
India: Rural Areas
1-2 weeks, 2-4 weeks
Typical Duration of Program
GCN's partner in Tamil Nadu is a non-profit organization called SEA (Society for Education and Action), whose mission is to promote the rights of women and children from the surrounding fishing villages. SEA works in 36 different communities through a range of grassroots projects including a recycled material women's craft and economic empowerment group, the development of educational materials in Tamil for vulnerable youth, and the operation of after-school motivation centers to support students in developing talents related to their specific interests. SEA is based in the serene and peaceful fishing village of Mamallapuram.
Trips last 15 days and each team is led by a bilingual, GCN trained team leader. A unique and integral component of your experience includes daily activities of cross-cultural learning.
The state of Tamil Nadu is on the Southeastern coast of India and roughly the size of Greece. Tamil is the official language and the region contains eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the magnificent Shore Temple which was constructed out of granite in the eighth century AD.
GCN seeks participants committed to the shared values of peace, justice, respect, cross-cultural understanding and global cooperation; the preservation of indigenous cultures, traditions and ecologies; the enhancement of life around the world.
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.
in Groups of 8-12
In partnership with people of diverse cultures, GCN promotes cross-cultural understanding and interconnectedness through authentic immersion experiences.