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.
Elixir Foundation is an organisation founded by the presidential awardees, Government of India. The Idea was cultivated in order to give something back to the nation; organisation is an integral part of and also for the overall upliftment of our brothers and sisters.
Among the 46 Organisations selected, Elixir Foundation is the one hosting the WHV at Rani Ki Vav (The Queen's Step Well) at Patan, Gujarat, India from June 23, 2018 to July 02, 2018 inviting participation of youth globally to work on heritage conservation and promotion in India with Archaeological Survey of India & Government of Gujarat.
Essay Contest is an Integral Part of the UNESCO's WHV 2018 - Let's Heritage to promote Heritage through literature and sensitize young community about it.
All participants will be honored with certificates and we have 3 Award Winning Certificates.
Write an essay in English on the Topic - "Heritage - Our Roots"
Submissions will be judged according to content, originality, grammar and clarity of writing.
Essays must be neatly handwritten or typed, and contain between 200 and 250 words. They may be accompanied by a photo.
Essays must be written in the student’s own words. Any submissions copied in whole or part from the Internet or other sources will be disqualified.
The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2018.
Submissions must contain the name, standard/college year, contact number and email address.
Send entries via email to ZWxpeGlyIHwgb3V0bG9vayAhIGlu with Mail Subject - "UNESCO WHV Heritage Essay Contest"
For any queries, write an email to Y29ubmVjdCB8IG1hZGhpc2ggISBjb20= or call on 9016558924.