Funding brief: Empowering the Commitment to World Heritage. The WHV 2019 campaign provides empowering and enriching opportunities to young people and enables them to go beyond borders in some of the most outstanding places in the world. Volunteers will work together to preserve natural and cultural sites, as well as to raise awareness among local communities about their heritage.
The World Heritage Volunteers Initiative is led by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) in collaboration with the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), the European Heritage Volunteers (as a branch of Open Houses) and Better World. For its twelfth year, 68 action camp projects will be implemented at 62 World Heritage properties and sites inscribed on the Tentative Lists, from June to December 2019, by 55 organizations in 36 countries.
The walled city of Ahmadabad, founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in the fifteenth century, lies on the eastern bank of the Sabarmati River. It presents rich architectural heritage from the sultanate period, notably the Bhadra citadel, the walls and gates of the Fort city and numerous mosques and tombs, as well as important Hindu and Jain temples of later periods. The urban fabric is made up of densely packed traditional houses (pols) in gated traditional streets (puras) with characteristic features such as bird feeders, public wells and religious institutions. The city has continued to flourish as the capital of the State of Gujarat for the last six centuries up to the present day.
The project is part of a nationwide, four-site campaign extending the outreach of the first ‘Let’s Heritage’ project, implemented in 2017 by the Elixir Foundation at Rani-ki-Vav. Running for the second year in Ahmadabad, it aims to promote heritage preservation among youth and local communities, documenting and spreading examples of active participation, stimulating a sense of responsibility and connecting international and local people with the site management and conservation authorities.
The volunteers will organize and participate in different awareness raising actions, from a heritage walk to classes, quizzes, treasure hunts and art performances with local youth, school students and community representatives. They will also organize painting and photo contests, and promote the site and youth involvement in heritage protection across different social media channels.
Government of Gujarat, Archaeological Survey of India, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Gujarat Tourism, infoAnalytica, Ahmedabad Global Shapers Community, Asian Granito India Ltd, HeyHi Foundation, Amdavad Rockets, The Learning Studio.
Donor Name: UNESCO
Funding name: World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2019
Deadline: 25th, November, 2019
Funding limit: To be a part of the esteemed WHV Project of UNESCO-
● Develop your Heritage Quotient.
● Meet Heritage Experts.
● International Certification.
● Work together with Global Participants.
● Build a network with the community.
● Explore Indian Culture, Heritage and Architecture.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: 1st, December, 2019
Project duration: 1st – 10th, December, 2019
Eligible organization: As below
● Participant must be 16-35 years old.
● Participant has to be involved in the entire time frame of the program.
● Participant must be enthusiastic to explore heritage conservation and promotion at the
● World Heritage Site.
Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)
Submission mail: Not found
How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).
● Participation Fees (The Participation fees include – Accommodation, Meals and Local Travel during the entire program)
INR 14000 for Indian Nationals
USD 300 for Foreign NationalsVisit all Funding opportunities: Click to view
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