UNESCO World Heritage Volunteers 2018 – Let’s Heritage at Rani-Ki-Vav, Patan, Gujarat [June 23-July 2]: Partially Funded; Apply by June 15: Expired

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.

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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.

Rani-ki-Vav is an exceptional example of a distinctive form of subterranean water architecture of the Indian subcontinent, the stepwell. Initially built as a memorial in the 11th century CE, it was constructed as a religious as well as functional structure and designed as an inverted temple highlighting the sanctity of water.

Project objectives

The project, successfully implemented for the first time in 2017, 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 and conservation authorities.

Project activities

The participants will organize and take part in different awareness raising actions, from heritage walk to classes, quizzes, musical evenings, camp fire, discovering food, paintings and art performances with local youth, school students and community representatives.

They will also prepare a documentary about the camp’s activities to promote the site and youth involvement in heritage protection across different social media platforms. Scheduled visits to various heritage sites across the city, handicrafts and museums. Heritage Talk show will feature experts delivering insights about Indian Heritage.

  • 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.

Funding: Partially funded

Location: Patan, Gujarat

Organizers: UNESCO, Elixir Foundation

Dates: 23/06/2018 – 02/07/2018


Participant must be 16-35 years old.
Participant has be to 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 Regions Open for All

Application Process
The application link is given here.
Participation Fees

Indian Nationals: INR 10,000 (Inclusive of Accommodation on sharing basis, Food & Local Travel)

Foreign Nationals: USD 200 (Inclusive of Accommodation on sharing basis, Food & Local Travel)

Once you fill up the form, our team will get in touch with you for further formalities & mode of payments.

Application Deadline: 15/06/2018 12:00 AM


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

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