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+00:00February 7th, 2013|ICS, Jaipur, Travel Diary, VSO|Comments Off on An Intervention

Getting Stuck In

After what felt like a very lengthy period of stagnation, we sorted ourselves out and started on our placements properly. Divya (from Bodh) chose which of us were to stay working in which slum (Becky and I were paired with Rakhi and Rizwana to work in [...]

2013-02-07T12:29:00+00:00February 7th, 2013|ICS, Jaipur, Travel Diary, VSO|Comments Off on Getting Stuck In

Settling In

The first few days in Jaipur were spent in being introduced to various important people who we'd be working with over the next 12 weeks, looking around a bit, and generally getting used to living in a foreign country. We're staying in a sixth-floor apartment - [...]

2013-01-24T20:16:00+00:00January 24th, 2013|ICS, Jaipur, Travel Diary, VSO|Comments Off on Settling In

Departure, arrival, and in-country orientation

18th-23rd September 201218th-19thMade it to the VSO offices in Putney with only a few minor mishaps (such as almost being refused entry to Putney because I'd taken the wrong train route, doh) and met up with all the other volunteers again. Nice to see everyone (and [...]

2013-01-17T21:23:00+00:00January 17th, 2013|ICS, Travel Diary, VSO|Comments Off on Departure, arrival, and in-country orientation