Carpenters: Use Your Skills for Sustainable Development in India!


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

N/AN/A, IN


About

Join the Carpenters in India program and spend two weeks transforming lives and bringing hope for a better future!

The Dalits, also known as the "untouchables" and "outcastes," make up nearly one quarter of India’s 1.2 billion society, with population estimates of 250 million people. The Dalits are history’s longest standing oppressed people group.

Qualified applicants will contribute in the following ways:

  • Work with our partner headquarters team, learning about our work, culture, the types of structures in India (with wood and other materials), as well as the carpentry customs of the construction industry in India. Further learn about Dalit, poor marginalized people, their economic needs, and how automotive repair skills can empower them to better livelihood.
  • In cooperation with our partner leadership, develop a carpentry skills training class that will be relevant to a wide variety of types of people (i.e., older teenage boys as technical education; church leaders needing a vocation; men coming out of addiction needing to earn an honest wage, etc.), and transferrable to a variety of cultures within India. Document the curriculum, run pilot programs, make revisions and implement.
  • Train Indian trainers/leaders to take over the carpentry training program and implement it on a national and regional level as appropriate and directed by our partner leaders.

For more information, please visit http://www.ideasworld.org/portfolio/carpenters-in-india/

Skills

  • Construction
  • Carpentry
  • Facilities Management

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 weeks or longer
  • Formalized/ certified training in carpentry, Experience as an employed carpenter, highly organized
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