HELP & ELP

Holistic Experiential Learning Program
& Experiential Learning Program

DESCRIPTON

A choice of two hands-on opportunities, HELP & ELP, to enhance practical skills, following environmental and social sustainability, for personal development.

These experiences aim to improve both creative thinking and social consciousness, with a strong comprehension of the purpose behind our actions.

HOLISTIC EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROGRAM (HELP)

HELP runs from;
25 April – 8 May 2024
10 January – 23 January 2025
25 April – 8 May 2025

Age requirement
HELP is open to applicants aged 25-65 years old.

Course program

  • Agriculture and Food Production– tea, coffee, cacao, pepper, coconut, avocado- Growing, picking, processing. Crop dependent on the time of year.
  • Ecocultural Village – meet local villagers, foster ecological living, traditional cooking. Experience rural Indian hospitality.
  • Biodiversity – overnight camp, hiking and nature walk to understand the flora and fauna of Wayanad. Plant a tree with us.
  • Alternative Living and Nature Learning– discussing alternatives to standard models of working, to free yourself for living presently.
  • Recycling and Upcycling– Hands-on, on the spot activities involving recycling and upcycling items.
  • Water Conservation and Clean Drinking Water – learn how to design and build low cost filtration systems and conserve water.
  • Rural Infrastructure– sustainable and vernacular building practices.
  • Towards Zero Emission Technologies– employing design thinking to look at practical ways of reducing day-to-day emissions.
  • Wellness– traditional Indian yoga, meditation, healing and ayurvedic therapies.
  • Art and Craft– bamboo craft, paining, sculpture, murals- depending on artisan availability.
  • Responsible Consumption– practice a minimalist life style during your HELP program.

Meals
Vegetarian meals will be provided, vegan options available.

Location
HELP is located on various sites in Onneyar and Ambukuthy (Wayanad, Kerala, India), transport will be provided between sites. Meeting location to be provided after booking

HELP APPLICATION FORM

HELP MOMENTS

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Pay 10% deposit to secure your place. Remainder will be paid 15 days before the course starts.

    SHARING SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

    MORE INFORMATION

    Before Arrival:

    Please click the following link to information on our organisation’s “Responsible Human Mission” and complete the registration form at the bottom of the page, to confirm that you have read and agree with our mission. https://tggfct.org/responsible-human-mission/

    Online integration: we will contact you to develop a plan together in line with our goals and ensure a smooth transition upon arrival.

    When you are here:

    Two-way communication and feedback is highly appreciated.
    Be respectful, open-minded, humble and curious; open to new experiences and perspectives. 
    Be willing to learn as well as teach.

    When you are back home:

    We would appreciate if you would email us with your experience, to enable our continuous improvement, and make the experience memorable for all participants.
    Spread the word about TGG Foundation with others, inspiring and encouraging them to participate in similar opportunities.

    Certificate of Selection:

    After the successful completion of the 14 day HELP, you will receive a certificate, and the option of joining the Nomad Community of Responsible Humans.- https://tggfct.org/ncrh/

    About the area:

    Wayanad is a district enveloped by numerous forests, plantations and wildlife sanctuaries, all welcoming habitats for wildlife. We strongly advise all visitors to remain inside their rooms between 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM, as a precautionary measure to ensure your safety and to minimize any potential interactions with wildlife.

    Time off opportunities:

    You can plan your visits for your free time by visiting Wayanad Tourism. Please note many tourist sites are closed on Mondays. You can hire an auto (tuk-tuk) or taxi for transport.

    PROGRAM PARTNERS

    EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROGRAM (ELP)

    ELP is available from 1st November to 9th January and 25th of January to 30th April, and can run with a minimum of two people.

    Course options

    • Tea Journey- pick, process and drink tea : Rs.1000
    • Traditional Kerala Cooking- using firewood choola (stove), stone grinders, homegrown spices : Rs.2000
    • Drumming- chenda, mridangam and tabla (drums) : Rs.1000
    • Guided Nature Walks- in rural Wayanad : Rs.1000
    • Design and Make- solar drier, smokeless cooker, bamboo lampshade, hammock or suggest your own idea! : Fee dependent on materials and craftsman required.

    Fees are per person per day. When booking, all members of a group must choose the same day course.

    Age requirement

    ELP is open to applicants aged 20-65 years old.

    Location

    ELP is located in The Green Gardens Farm, Ambukuthy, Wayanad, Kerala, India

    ELP as day visits

    • 1 to 5 days

    To book your day visits click here:  https://www.airbnb.co.in/experiences/914582

    ELP with overnight accommodation

    • Minimum 2 days ELP with 3 nights accommodation
    • Maximum 5 days ELP with 6 nights accommodation

    Accommodation options

    Meals

    We will engage a member from the rural community as part of our livelihood mission, to cook traditional vegetarian (vegan options available) meals for you, which are provided free of cost.

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    EXPERIENTIAL JOURNEY