An amazing experience, loved every minute of it. We got collected from Delhi, this was included in the cost of the program. We arrived at the family home and they were so welcoming, it is a huge house with great facilities, but still with a real homey atmosphere. They run many programs here, from a small to large slum school, working in local clinics with doctors, working in local orphanages and construction work.
The family are so welcoming and very laid back, they let you experience all of the programs and decide which one you prefer the most.
I worked in the small slum school in the mornings teaching 4-6 year old children maths and English. This was a perfect opportunity for me as I will train to be a teacher on my return home. I was given a class along with a friend to run. We made our own lesson plans and had full control over what we taught and how.
In the afternoons we visited various orphanages and got to build up a relationship with the children. After school you help them with homework and then afterwards play with them, they love cricket!
It was a wonderful experience, I have met some lovely and amazing people, from the host family, to the children and also the other volunteers that stay in the house with you.
The programs are set in a lovely area, outside of Delhi, away from the hustle and bustle of the City, but with lots of things to do around.
The host family are so accommodating, they encourage you to go on trips for the weekend to visit other parts of India, they help organise everything, taxis, rickshaws, train tickets and sim cards.
On our weekends away we missed the family and returning on the Sunday was like we were coming home.
I wish we could have stayed longer, I have nothing bad to say about my experience, I loved every minute of it, I would highly recommend this experience to anyone. It is great value for money, a just all round enjoyable experience.