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A Section 8 Registered Non Profit Organization

Community Development

Himalayan Volunteer Tourism / Community Development

Community Development

Community development is a holistic approach grounded in principles of empowerment, human rights, inclusion, social justice, self-determination and collective action. HVT recognizes the need for investing in men/women and material as a means of bringing about a positive impact on quality of life in rural areas. Our projects under this sector will be instrumental in developing pride in people for their region, and in raising the standard of living of rural people by enhancing their security, freedom, dignity and self-reliance.

Our Community Development Programmes draw inspiration and strategy from the first major rural development programme launched after independence in October 1952 with the following main objectives.

  • Secure total development of the material and the human resources in rural areas.
  • Develop local leadership and self-governing institutions.
  • Raise the living standards of the rural people by means of rapid increase in food and agricultural produce.
  • Ensure a change in the mind-set of people instilling in them a mission of higher standards.

Our programmes are aimed at changing the economic, social and cultural life of the rural population and to transform the stagnant villages into progressive rural communities. Our programmes intend to promote rural welfare through the improvement of not just the education, public health and sanitation, medical facilities, drinking water, community centres, sports and cultural activities, but also ways and means to capitalise on the inherent strengths of the village/ region, be it in agriculture, animal husbandry, cultural heritage, handloom, art and crafts with the sole purpose of creating respectful livelihoods.

At HVT, we believe in the power of sustainable and inclusive growth that uplifts individuals, families, and entire communities. Through the below initiatives and programs, we strive to empower people to improve their lives, build resilient communities, and create pathways to a brighter future.

  • Training and awareness creation on income-generating activities
  • ‘Mera Gaon Meri Pehchan/ Dharohar’ – Leadership Programs
  • Entrepreneurship Programs
  • Vocational Trainings & Skilling Workshops
  • ‘Gaon Ka Dost’ – Village Ambassadors Program
  • Development of SHG’s & Cooperatives
  • Workshops aimed at developing adult literacy, financial independence, communication and interpersonal skills, etc.

By facilitating a platform for working closely with local residents, social enterprises and organisations, we aim to foster community-driven solutions that address their unique challenges and leverage their strengths. All our initiatives are Volunteer driven. Join us to build stronger, more vibrant communities where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

We are looking at Partners who share our vision and have the bandwidth and know-how to build capacities in the above areas of community development in the Himalayan region.

Register As Partners For Change

Individuals too can volunteer and take up any of these programs or devise new ones to boost the local livelihoods and instil ownership in people for their village community.

Register As A Volunteer