The popular quote above sums up our Teaching Tiger conservation and English programme. Teaching Tiger based wildlife conservation and rendering them knowledge in English in time tested and full of fun module. Due to the language barrier it will be quiet challenging as well.
Teaching Tiger conservation through games and other fun activities to children is certainly the most effective way to safeguard our natural heritage and the future of the world’s most loved animal and ironically also its most threatened wild animal. Due to lack of suitable job opportunities Uttarakhand has one of the highest rates of migration for any Himalayan state in India, most end up in Delhi thus negatively effecting culture and environment of our region. There is vast scope in eco-tourism all over the Himalayan landscape hence to have knowledge of English ensures self employment complete with environmental sensitivity.
The Tiger is more than just fascinating animal, figures indicate that more than 300 rivers and perennial streams are born in the tiger's forest. This water reaches nearly 100 million poor people. So it is never one or the other. Focus on saving the tiger and the forest it will only prevent misery which will afflict millions of people. And imagine a career that will be dependent on it.
Not too long ago a balanced coexistence between humans and wildlife was ensured by the simple ways of life of our forest dwellers however resent so called economic development traditional cultures and relationships have been wiped out in the race for achieving economic growth. State’s intervention and control has ensured total alienation of forest and it’s age old indigenous dwellers. Symbol of our wilderness the Tiger has been pushed to the brink of extinction.
Guru or teacher has always been held at high esteem by the Indian culture and is still prevalent in our rural society. Guru means the one who can play the role of friend, Philosopher and Guide. India boasts of one of the oldest education systems in the world – Gurukul. Students were taught in open air i.e. mainly in jungles, fields or in the shade below a spreading tree. They were learning in a non-polluted atmosphere as a result of which the children remained fresh and grasped everything more easily. Students were taught orally and the data would be passed from one generation to the next.
Along with practical knowledge they also received knowledge on various aspects of life. Emphasis was laid on values that life is based on, respect for elders, parents, and teacher and of course mother nature. The children were taught to live with meager material things and were taught not to be wasteful. Besides that Gurukuls also taught skills like singing, dancing, arching, fighting etc
We invite those who wish to teach and so that they may create a nature based comprehensive learning center.
You don’t need to be a teacher to participate in this activity – you just need the enthusiasm and willingness to stand and talk in front of the kids.
You can also speak on a topic of your choice if you are willing to develop it. Kids being kids they love to learn more especially when their usual teacher is not teaching them. The kids targeted are around 12 years of age.
This programme is free of cost but donations are always welcome and if you wish to contribute for any of our causes.
All year round. Please write to us to know of summer and winter vacations.