Original photo: Ashwin Kumar Rising 350ft from the sand and flanked by 99 bastions, the Jaisalmer Fort is a formidable presence in the Thar Desert of India. The fort, built in 1156, was an established trade stop of the Silk Road. Yet the past forty years of increased...
Access to education is key to ensuring women have access to work opportunities, decent health care, and representation in political and economic processes, yet in India there is still a struggle to give girls the same level of education as their male peers. Read on to...
Original photo: Mark Mrwizard Kochi (formerly Cochin) is a large historical city in southwest India well-known for its proximity to the backwaters of Kerala. Famously a seaport since the year 1341, fort Kochi has architectural influences from times of Portuguese,...
Volunteering in India and teaching sports is a fantastic way to pass on your love for and knowledge about physical activity. Here is GVI’s guide to making sure that you stay active as well when you volunteer in Kerala, India. Volunteering in India on GVI’s sports...
In the wake of #MeToo, women and men are re-evaluating issues of gender inequality and sexual harassment in their own lives. Within this context, a powerful tweet by Tanushree Dutta spurred debate about the movement’s relevance in India. Thanks to this ever-growing...
Original photo: Silver Blue So you‘ve decided to volunteer in India, and are looking forward to exploring this beautiful country. With GVI’s three projects in Cochin, Kerala, you are spoiled for choice on things to do while you are in Kerala. India is a vast country,...
Considering volunteering over Christmas? Learn more about Christmastime in India. India is the country that really does have everything. Within its vast borders you’ll find an incredible range of ancient traditions, culinary delights, languages and landscapes. This...
Week 5’s done already…CRAZY! Just one more week here in Kochi, and it’s absurd to think that the time has flown by so fast. By now, we’re definitely settled in the routine of each week and have a good grip on all the different things we’ve been doing. I think the...
It’s crazy that we’re already halfway done with our time in India. Sometimes it feels like we’ve been here a few months and then later it feels like it’s been a day or two. The work we’ve doing has been going well and we’ve had such good times on our weekends off....
If you’ve never been to India, it must be added to your list. While you’re doing voluntary work in India, you’ll naturally want to explore all that the country has to offer. Luckily for you, it has something for everybody – for the adventurers, the naturalists, the...
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