This January we are excited to announce a special trip to India with a focus on Community Development to coincide with the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Festival in Goa. The trip aims to build on and challenge our notions of community development and what it means to be a practitioner, student or participating citizen in this area.  The intention is to engage new thought processes, inspire new ideas and motivate us to bring better community development practices into our lives, our work, our neighborhoods and the world in which we live. This trip is open to anyone interested in communities, the world around us and how we relate to them.

Goa: Asset Based Community Development Festival
We will begin with 5 days at the Asset Based Community Development Festival in Goa. Asset Based Community Development is a global movement committed to strengths focused, place based and community driven development. 
dharavi-mumbaiMumbai: Dharavi Slums

We will stop briefly in Mumbai on our way from Goa to Udaipur giving us the opportunity to visit and explore Dharavi, one of the largest slums in Asia and home to 1 million inhabitants. Although incredibly poor, Dharavi is also an amazingly industrious and vibrant place, sometimes called the beating heart of Mumbai. The visit will offer a unique glimpse into the chaotic beauty, and nuances, as well as the challenges and struggles of informal and unplanned spaces and life in the slums.

Udaipur Rajasthan: Shikshanter
For the final stage of the trip we will head to the magical “white city” of Udaipur in the desert state of Rajasthan. Here we visit and work with the inspiring organisation Shikshanter, an applied research institute dedicated to catalysing radical transformation of education and development in order to initiate swaji development in India.

India, Bharat, Rajasthan, Travel Destination, Udaipur, Lake Pichola and the City Palace

In November we’re running a number of sustainability in education trips to India, to coincide with the next International Permaculture Convergence IPC13, which as you might imagine, we are all very excited about. Let us know if you’re keen to go 😉

Travelling with CERES Global to India was a profound group experience. I felt privileged to witness and become part of the powerful community connections that CERES has created and nurtured over the years 
(Past ceres global participant 2011).

$1650 for 10 days.
This price includes all festival costs plus all internal transport, meals, accommodation, the purchase of carbon credits to offset airline travel, administration, facilitator support, community contributions and project running costs. This price does not include flights to and from India. Participants can expect to spend just a few more rupees on items of a personal nature.

We are happy to help you with fundraising initiatives to make this experience a reality.


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Photos from our India trip

Our next trip

January 15 – 26 2017
5 Days Goa
1 Day Mumabi
3 days Udaipur
1 day Delhi
How much will it cost?
10 days $1650

For further details contact Sophie
Phone: (03) 9389 0183

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.

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