Monday, October 18, 2010

Volunteer work in Delhi and Festival Season in India!

Our volunteers with Aim Abroad have gone to a variety of projects this morning! Two of our volunteers from Spain woke up early to help the children at an orphanage with all of their chores and to get ready for school. They learned how to cook traditional Indian meals with the caretaker at the orphanage, and enjoyed the meal shortly afterwards. The girls came back to the host family home for a short break, and will head back to the orphanage once the children return home from school. Two other volunteers from Spain, who are nurses in Barcelona, have gone to a local hospital in Delhi NCR, where they will assist the hospital in any manner possible, and possibly observe some surgeries today too, with another volunteer from the US. Three other volunteers, one from Denmark, one from Canada, and one from the US, went to a school for street children, which is located within a slum area, where the volunteers will focus on teaching English and Math to the children. Finally, another volunteer from Canada went to an all-girls' orphanage, where she will play with the children and help improve their communication. Here in the photos, one volunteer went with the orphans to observe the festival of Dusserha, where an effigy of Ravan (built by neighborhood children!) was burned! All of the children were very excited, and truly had a special evening with the volunteer and each other! 

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