(Inter Cultural Dialogue & Exchange India)
ICDE India is a multi-cultural and secular organisation headquartered in Bangalore. ICDE – India is a non – profit registered society under the KSR Act of 1960. ICDE – India is a member organisation of the Federation of ICYE, with its Head Office in Berlin, Germany.
ICDE – India networks with similar and like – minded organisations not only in India but also around the globe. It offers young people the possibility to spend one year abroad, participating in a program designed to facilitate and exchange among nations, as a means to promote Peace, Inter-cultural understanding and cross cultural learning. This is done through direct personal experiences and international volunteer work through national committees, co-workers, host families, community development projects, friends and well wishers.
The program in India facilitates and promotes young people from various countries to discover, explore, learn and experience the richness and diversity of India’s glorious history, cultures, traditions, lifestyle, spirituality, cultural expressions, geography, environments and of course our unique hospitality.
ICDE strives to achieve these aims through inter-cultural education and international voluntary service. ICDE – India is structured with a National Committee with full time staff and groups of volunteers working at the local level. ICDE-India is autonomous and frames its own policies concerning programs, finances etc., in accordance with ICYE’s aims and goals.
Voluntary work placements are provided in Community Development Projects, working with Children, Elderly, Disabled, Music Schools, Women Development Projects, Environmental Protection and Education, Health Care, Youth Centre and Cultural Centres, etc.,
ICDE programs encourage participants to learn Indian Dance, Music, Yoga, Meditations, Languages, etc.,