Facebook Pinterest YouTube  Email us     

PAYMENTS LOGIN .

contact us | request a call back | brochure | reviews | login

1-603-574-4935
info@travelersworldwide.org

GAP YEAR | VOLUNTEER ABROAD | WORK EXPERIENCE OVERSEAS

 

Volunteers' Stories

MORE INFO

         

LINDA BACON
British

Care for Orphans Voluntary Project in Madurai, India

         

This experience has way exceeded my expectations of it.  I’d travelled in Tamil Nadu 10 years ago, but this time I felt I got to know so much more about the place by the people I have met here. It’s been great talking to Pradeep about Indian culture (the cathedral service is great, if you’re into that kind of thing).

The auto trip to and from the orphanage every day beats the M6 to work! 

Things I’ve seen:

► Boy on motorbike doing his homework while his dad dices with death
► A cycle rickshaw carrying a fridge/freezer
► Woman filling their plastic water jars in the mornings

The orphanage was challenging, moving, amusing and exhausting!  Don’t expect too much concentration or organised play from the children. They have little idea of constructive play and sharing, but they do make small steps with consistent attempts to play with specific toys. Elizabeth is a saint, her heart is so committed to the place.

If you love swimming go to Sangam. I took the month's membership and went straight there from the orphanage every day!! Usually dozed on a sunbed for ½ hour but did some swimming too! 

Have a great time! I did!! 

More Information about your Trip with Travellers

List of ALL PROJECTS in India
CARE & COMMUNITY PROJECTS in India