Sunday, July 18, 2010

Maria's Birthday!

Today several volunteers returned from a trip to Nainital, in the northern regions of India! One volunteer from France and two from the US went together to enjoy the cooler air up in the mountains as they explored a new city. The volunteers described that it was nice to get away from the warmer weather in Delhi NCR, but they wanted to return a bit earlier so that they could continue their volunteering programs with the under privileged children. Meanwhile, two volunteers from England went to Jaipur for one or two nights, and had seen a bollywood film, Milenge Milenge, last night. Two other volunteers with Aim Abroad, both from Spain, went to Hareedwar, and are going to travel further north from Haridwar into Rishikesh and eventually to Dharamsala and Ladakh. Otherwise, the volunteering programs have been going very well. Many volunteers have been going to the school for children who are under privileged, while others have been visiting the school for disabled children. Some volunteers have even been participating in our language and culture program, where we teach about Indian culture as we teach Hindi, while also touring the local area as well as sightseeing in the metropolitan area in Delhi. This wee we will be continuing these language and culture classes as well with some new volunteers from Spain!

Last week, four other volunteers from London were with us at Aim Abroad as well, and we have some pictures from when they were all together in Delhi NCR: It was one of the Spanish volunteer's birthday, and we got her a cake and sang Happy Birthday to her in English, Spanish, and Hindi too! At the end of the evening, two mehndi wallahs (artists who put mehndi, or henna, on people) came and gave everyone unique and different designs! Here are the photos from that evening last week!

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