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Radhika wants to fly in the free world of her own

Posted on: May 3, 2016

11 years old Radhika was emotionally and physically hurt,as she recounts,when her poverty-stricken parents send her to a family and forced her into bonded labor for two years! Her father Amar and mother Rani, (name changed), came down to Jaipur to earn sufficient capital for releasing mortgaged land in their hometown, a village near Kolkata. Residing in one of the slum area of Ambedkar Nagar, they had extremely difficult days,struggled to earn living, working day and night… but still could not meet their requirement. Though his father was sensitive, affectionate and responsible but poor fellow had no choice left other...

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Our Fantastic Four Strategies For Staying Safe In India

Posted on: May 3, 2016

We've all been there. You've had the flights booked for months. Your itinerary has been revised and re-revised so much that recently you've started to dream in bullet points. Your mind is so made up that you've even bought those funky white pants you saw on sale the other day. Your last few niggling doubts are slowly but surely beginning to fade away - right up until you hear the famous refrain, echoed from nearly every corner: you're going where?! Let's face the facts. India is a beautiful and diverse country with a population of nearly two billion people -...

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3 Reasons Volunteering Could Be Exactly What Your Trip Needs

Posted on: May 3, 2016

Volunteering doesn't have to be sweating heroically in 40-degree heat as you toil for hours on end for - that's right - no pay. It can be a formative experience that leads to enduring friendships and special moments. Read on to find out why volunteering just may be the special something your traveling stew has been missing until now. 1. Living has never been so cheap Schemes like WOORF (working on organic farms) and workaway.info (volunteering a certain number of hours a day at a variety of diverse and reputable centres around the world) have revolutionised what volunteering means to...

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Why be part of a volunteer program – The bigger Picture

Posted on: May 3, 2016

By: Ninad Sharma, Co-Founder of Idex and Founder of Make Travel Matter This article is meant to provide an alternative and wider view of volunteering, its challenges and valid reasons to engage in it and to organize it. In our experience of hosting thousands of volunteers since year 2000, we have come across some areas that cause dissatisfaction to volunteers and some areas that cause dissatisfaction to the communities where they work. Volunteers have sometimes complained that: - There is no “sustainability” in the projects – volunteers feel that there would be little care for the project after they leave....

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Some reasons for promoting teen volunteering

Posted on: May 3, 2016

Teen volunteering, with the passage of time has increased, and even parents of these teenagers are promoting their children to participate in such activities. If you are looking for extraordinary vacations for your kids and also wants to consider volunteering as a part of trip, than you should try teen volunteering. Such kind of volunteering trips abroad will provide an opportunity to learn a completely different culture and environment by experiencing it easily. A number of volunteering providers at the international level require no prior experience or skills for volunteering. There are a number of reasons that one can consider...

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Statistical information about volunteers in January

Posted on: May 3, 2016

Volunteers from all across the world come to volunteer with us and help needy people to indulge them as a part of community. Volunteers help them with the help of various activities such as educating them, teaching them basic Mathematics and English. Women empowerment, child-care and orphanage assistance are some of the activities that volunteer are involved in to help the poor community. We have participants from a number of countries and on the basis of the number we have presented a pie chart on the basis of the data for the month of January. This pie chart given stated...

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English as second language

Posted on: May 3, 2016

Across the world, English is used as a common means of communication, and has a great reach and is influential. There are about 6,000 different languages that are spoken around the world, but from these different languages, the common means of communication used is English and due to its easiness to learn. In about 54 countries, English is used as official language. Due to dispersion of British colonies, English has spread widely and language as acquired attention of people across the world. There are a number of countries, where English is not first language and people are not able to speak properly. From a scientific study,...

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A large number of volunteers are from India

Posted on: May 3, 2016

The slogan “acche din” given by Narendra Modi (PM of India), has come true in every field, even in the field of volunteering activities. In terms of giving, India has acquired a strong position in the chart released by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) that compiles the World Giving Index annually. According to CAF, about 18.65 crore Indians support one or other non-profit organization, commonly known as NGOs, by giving effort and time. In the same chart, China has acquired a fourth position with only 6.8 crore people in various volunteering activities. From the previous studies, it has been found that an increase of three percentages in volunteering...

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Travel Insurance: An important tool for safe travel

Posted on: May 3, 2016

The last-minute checks include ticket, money, passports and travel insurance, which need to be double check before going or setting off for a trip. Travel insurance is considered as an important thing as your passport and one should have while setting off for holidays. Without proper travel insurance, you could increase the expenses responsible for medical and other emergency costs, along with valuable replacements. There are a number of options that are available for covering a range of facilities and giving value for money. Travel insurance features included are medical cover and emergency assistance. Travel insurances include policies that protect you and provide cover to...

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Childcare projects opportunities in India.

Posted on: May 3, 2016

There are a number of issues that are faced by children, related mainly with health, malnutrition and education in terms of health. Along with this, UNICEF has also given that about 11 million children in India live on streets and due to this reason; these are not able to access the essential resources necessary for life. The malnutrition has developed the risk of disease among children; along with this social exclusion, violence; neglect and absence of stimulating environment are also some of the issues that are faced by children. It has been found that children deprived of parental care are...

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