Physical exertion has long been part of human evolution; take that away and you have an imbalance. Study shows that moderate exercise (30 minutes a day, five days a week) had led to a 40 percent decrease in heart disease; 27 percent decrease in stroke; and 50 percent decrease in diabetes, cancer and blood pressure. More medicine surely wasn’t the answer to more disease.

Even a cursory glance of most Indian cities and towns would reveal that Indians aren’t a sporty people. This isn’t because we don’t like sport, but that there’s just no place to play. Indoor arenas are few, expensive and barred to most of the public. Playgrounds have either been taken over for real estate projects, or turned into mega stadiums where only a few can play while many can cheer them on.

Joining OSVSWA Work Camp on the SPORTS is a great way to give back to the community while learning about the sport culture of the state and country. This is exactly what the gap year travelers joining for Helping with efforts to promote physical fitness, general health, and teamwork through after-school and community-based sports programs. Volunteers will help in developing unused land into play grounds.

Duration: 2 weeks
Number of volunteers: 12-15
Participation fee: 250 EURO (excluding registration fees)

English will be the language in the camp; basic conversational skills are needed. Surviving local language will be taught during the camp.

Volunteers will be hosted in a local house / community house / volunteer house; sleeping on beds or mattresses in several rooms, shared by 2-4 volunteers each. Volunteers will share the duties of preparing food, cooking meals and cleaning. Please keep in mind that during this work camp, food will be provided by OSVSWA, which also means eating mainly local food, but will be taken care of less spicy.

Free time activities will be organized for OSVSWA volunteers; as day trips and excursions in the area, picnic in forest / tourist places, meeting with government officials to share the experience.

What To Bring
You will need:
• Refillable water bottle
• Funds sufficient to cover recreation, incidentals, souvenirs (a per requirement).
• An open-mind
• A sense of adventure
• A heart of service

What OSVSWA will Provide :
• 24-hour accompaniment by professional, support staff
• Airport pickup/drop off
• All ground transportation
• All lodging
• Two meals per day
• Hand gloves
• Drinking water
• Instruction by licensed medical professionals
• Medications and supplies
• Quality experiential learning
• A meaningful glimpse into another culture
• An unforgettable moments