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World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2018: Empowering the Commitment to World Heritage. The WHV 2018 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 11th year, 53 action camp projects will be implemented at 52 World Heritage properties and sites inscribed on the Tentative Lists, from June to December 2018, by 46 organizations in 29 countries.

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly known as Victoria Terminus Station, in Mumbai, is an outstanding example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture in India, blended with themes deriving from Indian traditional architecture. The building, became the symbol of Bombay as the ‘Gothic City’ and the major international mercantile port of India. It is an outstanding example of the meeting of two cultures, as British architects worked with Indian craftsmen to include Indian architectural tradition and idioms thus forging a new style unique to Bombay.

Project objectives
The project, aiming at multiplying the impact of the first ‘Let’s Heritage’ program implemented in 2017 by the Elixir Foundation at Rani-ki-Vav, aims at promoting 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 an conservation authorities.

Project activities
The volunteers will organize and take part 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 contexts and promote the site and youth involvement in heritage protection across different social media.

Benefits

  • 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 & Architecture.

Participation Fees

Indian Nationals – INR 15000 (Inclusive of Accommodation on sharing basis, Food & Local Travel)

Foreign Nationals – USD 315 (Inclusive of Accommodation on sharing basis, Food & Local Travel)

Once you make the payment, your participation is confirmed and we will get get in touch with you.

Mumbai is the nearest airport.

For any queries you can write us on elixir@outlook.in, connect@madhish.com or reach us on +91-901 655 8924.

Thanks. Let’s Heritage!

Application and Payment Link –

Indian Nationals -  https://allevents.in/mumbai/unesco-whv-2018-%E2%80%93-at-chhatrapati-shivaji-terminus-mumbai-inr-currency/80002031178893

Or Banking Option

Bank                             State Bank of India

Account Name         Elixir Foundation

Account Number    00000035758172082

IFSC Code                  SBIN0011788

Foreign Nationals - https://allevents.in/mumbai/unesco-whv-2018-%E2%80%93-at-chhatrapati-shivaji-terminus-mumbai-usd-currency/80002021809731

Deadline 31 October 2018

Official List of Global 2018 Projects declared by UNESCO – https://whc.unesco.org/en/volunteers2018/