Volunteers for Rural India (VRI)
Volunteers for Rural India is a registered charity which runs a volunteer placement scheme in rural India and raises funds for schools, health services and practical training for villagers in India below the poverty line.
VRI aims to support sustainable development in India and provide voluntary work and development studies placements in India at a low cost.
VRI raises funds to support small self- help projects in India with the intention of contributing towards sustainable human development. In particular, it supports a ryral development project in the village of Amarpurkashi in Uttar Pradesh, northern India.The scheme run enables members to experience rural India.Volunteers first spend three weeks at a project in the village of Amarpurkashi where they can learn about development projects, before deciding whether to go on to other projects elsewhere in India.
VRI also organises seminars and conferences in both India and England on issues of human development, poverty, discrimination and the disadvantages suffered by the poor.