Bodhgaon

After the last few, emotional days in the community, we got the opportunity to go for a trip to Bodhgaon, Bodh's rural campus. We'd wanted to visit for a while; partly because we had heard that it was really beautiful and peaceful there (the boys from [...]

2013-02-15T12:22:00+00:00 February 15th, 2013|ICS, Jaipur, Travel Diary, VSO|0 Comments

Community Action Days

I'm nearing the end of India now; it's time to discuss the dreaded Community Action Days. Community Action Days (CADs) are designed to increase the positive impact that a team has on a community. In our case, this meant trying to involve parts of the community other [...]

2013-02-15T10:56:00+00:00 February 15th, 2013|ICS, Jaipur, Travel Diary, VSO|0 Comments

The Trips

Towards the end of the program, we wanted to step up our game a bit in terms of the fun we provided for the girls we worked with. Also they'd been nagging us to take them out for ages and we are very weak-willed. Bearing in mind [...]

2013-02-14T21:18:00+00:00 February 14th, 2013|ICS, Jaipur, Travel Diary, VSO|0 Comments

Festivals

After having had a more serious post, I'm back to emphasising what an AMAZING time I had again.The time frame in which we were in India - i.e. September-December - just so happened to coincide with EVERY FESTIVAL IN INDIA EVER. Pretty much. (Except for Holi, [...]

2013-02-12T22:18:00+00:00 February 12th, 2013|ICS, Jaipur, Travel Diary, VSO|0 Comments

The Point

I feel like I've been talking a lot about logistics and facts and the setup of everything - and also all the fun things we did - which to me seems somewhat backwards. So back to the point.The girls.The reason that I wanted to take part [...]

2013-02-11T23:38:00+00:00 February 11th, 2013|ICS, Jaipur, Travel Diary, VSO|0 Comments

Days Out

One of the main attractions of living in India was all the cool things we got to do and see. And "cool" doesn't even cover it.The first thing we did was go for a quick trip to India's own "Albert Hall' - which is in fact [...]

2013-02-08T19:43:00+00:00 February 8th, 2013|ICS, Jaipur, Travel Diary, VSO|0 Comments

An Intervention

Three or so weeks into the program, Amardeep finally arrived, and pretty quickly put things into motion to maximise the potential of the program. We all sat down - both the national and international volunteers - and set out what we wanted to achieve over the [...]

2013-02-07T19:03:00+00:00 February 7th, 2013|ICS, Jaipur, Travel Diary, VSO|0 Comments