In the afternoon I was taken to visit the Rupantar project. This was founded in 1992 as a cultural group to promote social welfare, and translated means "transformation". The organisation has evolved into a well established NGO committed to establishing democracy and good governance, promoting human rights and protecting the environment. Working in communties with high levels of illiteracy and poor education, it achieves its aim through song and dance. I was given the chance to see one of the programmes which included a song about the climate change and the devastating impact of flooding.
Later on I had the chance to meeting up with a couple of the VSO volunteers and to talk about their work and understand how they integrate into local projects and add value to the work being carried out locally.