On the second day we were introduced to our NGO – SAVA which we will work with, for the rest of the month.
SAVA stands for Saurasthra Voluntary Actions and their goal is to improve lives of people living in this region through different natural resource and development projects. They do a tremendous job, I can tell.
On our first tine in the office, we were welcomed very warmly by the SAVA team.
And Bhimsi showed us where the NGO operates.
The office is very simple, nothing noble but sufficient.
Our work consists of interviewing all kind of stakeholders, gather as much information as possible and eventually
come up with ideas how to solve their issues.
Discussions were long but very helpful
I need to mention also the lunch which was very delicious. It was prepared by woman from neighborhood who cooks lunches for livelihood.
And the view from the office:
At last, the plan for field trips for upcoming days:
We went for a chai to a street chai seller just behind the corner in the morning. The masala chai is amazing, I really like it. It is cooked together with milk and sugar and many different spices, I was able to recognize only cinnamon and pepper. Perfect deal for just 6 Rupees.
this is my first blog on the assignment I am going to participate at with 10 other IBMers from all over the world.
The 1-month assignment takes place in town of Jamnagar, state Gujarat which known for birth of the Father of the nation – Mahathma Ghandi. These days also for developing industry and alcohol prohibition…not that usual to be seen nowadays.
First I thought it’s going to be much warmer weather in Jamnagar where the temperatures are around 30 degrees all around the year, however it turns out I was wrong. Last two weeks in Bratislava were extremely hot with temperatures reaching to 39 degrees of Celsius in shade. After this summer, Jamnagar appears to be a cool place to stay :).
Next blog with more details on the project will follow soon.