Teaching sewing to the ladies in Udaipur – Jo McBride’s experience

Finally home though I found Dehli airport had some sleeper rooms so I
decided I deserved one and checked in for 10hours with a wakeup call, hot
shower AND a toilet that you could flush paper down so I got home feeling
rather good. I had one day then I went cycling down South in the Kauri
forest, of which I was hopelessly unfit for, and all I wanted to do was lie
under the big trees after being in India.

Udaipur was lovely and the ladies I worked with were really keen and we managed to cover a lot of skills and projects in the time and their skill levels really improved. I still have a lot of follow up work to do sending instructions and new projects etc. The
channel Youth team were great and we had a lovely group of volunteers to
work with.

Jodphur was amazing though I did think I was going to die on the
bus trip. We slept outside in the open in the desert and the dawn camel trip
was lovely. The family we stayed with had just built a toilet the month
before so we were pretty lucky in that regard.
I will sort you out with some photos over the next couple of days and you
can do what you like with them.

(Volunteer Vacations have volunteer placements in India for 2-12 weeks. Placements can either be teaching in primary schools in the morning and a boys orphanage in the afternoon, helping deliver health programmes in the rural areas of the Aravalli Hills, women’s empowerment (sewing), building refurbishment and construction (July).  For more information, see http://www.volunteervacations.co.uk.  or send us an email on info@volunteervacations.co.uk.  Tel:  07833 208 158)

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About www.volunteervacations.co.uk

We send gap year students, university students, families, people on Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award and people on career breaks to coach sports, teach and work in orphanages, work in marine conservation, primates conservation, land conservation, looking after rescued jungle animals, animal welfare, women's empowerment programs (sewing/fashions), men's empowerment programs (carpentry, plumbling, electrics, DIY), medical shadowing (doctors, nurses, midwives and dentists), after schools clubs, reaching out to underprivileged children and adults in South Africa, Kenya, Swaziland, Mozambique, Ghana, Ecuador and The Galapagos, Thailand and India. In Swaziland we offer bespoke rugby coaching placements with the charity Skrum where volunteers (18 ) can take their Level 1 rugby coaching certificate and then travel on to other placements and coach rugby. In India, the placements are suitable for families and undeer 18's are accepted providing they are accompanied by an adult. India is also suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. We also offer building renovation and reconstruction in India in July. India placements can be from 2 to 12 weeks.
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