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KashmirCorps

A program that is trying to create HOPE and bring about change within Kashmir and lives ot its people. Kindly do look into it and spread the word. Apply for their summer program if you can. These are a group of students who genuinely seem to be doing a good job.

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KashmirCorps is an independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit organization whose mission is:
(1) To promote public service and research in Kashmir,
(2) To examine and contribute to the discourse on the Kashmir question, and
(3) To build a network of young leaders dedicated to improving the welfare of Kashmiri society.

Through our work, we strive to foster tolerance and end the stigma associated with the conflict in Kashmir, while celebrating the rich history and vibrant traditions of the region. Please take a moment to watch an introduction to the KashmirCorps Summer Public Service Program here.

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KashmirCorps was featured in Idevjournal, a publication on international development co-sponsored by Ashoka and Georgetown University. You can read the article here.

Please take a moment to watch an introduction to the KashmirCorps Summer Public Service Program here.

A KashmirCorps participant assisted with the research and compilation of the following report by ActionAid on climate change in Kashmir. To view the report, please click here.

http://kashmircorps.org/index.php

Watch the KashmirCorps promotional video:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=BXcwY4rHOPM

KashmirCorps on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=2209417819&ref=ts

Comments

LauraB's picture

Will pass along

Tanya,

I will be online later today and a bit next week as a volunteer at Pulsewire and will pass along this information to interested members. As I read through the info on the Kashmir Corps website, I saw it said that 2009 summer applications are closed, so it's applications for 2010? Want to make sure I pass along correct info. Have you been a participant in the program? I wonder if you can pass along some personal, anecdotal stories which can always captivate.

Thanks for the information on Kashir Corps which looks very interesting.

Best,
Laura

Tanya's picture

Hi Laura, Yes, the

Hi Laura,

Yes, the applications for 2009 are closed. They tend to start taking in applications around the beginning of every year and select by around March but one can get in touch with them right now as well and help out. How? Well, Im not quite sure because I've not been following the activities but Im sure one can.

Also, yes I had applied for a summer internship with them in 2006 and gotten selected to work with Action Aid. I was meant to go but had to unfortunately cancel out during the last days because my father's work commitments (my mom wanted him to atleast go there with me for a week considering the security situation, which btw was supposedly at its best in several years). *Sigh* still a regret but hopefully someday, somehow I will InshaAllah visit and work in Kashmir. However, I befriended one of the girls, who spoke very highly of the people, their hospitality, the beauty of the valley, the wonderful culture and the extremely rewarding experience she had as an intern. She and her sister worked for HELP and Chinar. Im not sure who worked for what orgnization but all of them come highly recommended as I mentioned above.

Hope this helps.

Warm Regards,

Tanya Daud

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