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Fighting Poverty in India

Globe Aware's India program is based in Jaipur. Maharaja Jai Singh II, a Kachhwaha Rajput, who ruled from 1699-1744, founded Jaipur, "The Pink City". Built in 1727 Jaipur was the first planned city of India and the King took great interest in its design. The title of "The Pink City" is in reference to its distinctly colored buildings, which were originally painted that color to imitate the red sandstone architecture of Mughal cities. Jaipur has grown into the commercial centre for most of the rural regions of the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan and is that state's largest city.

It is a place with a rich cultural history. During your strolls through the city you will come across typical Rajasthani men and women wearing turbans and colorful ghagra-choli. While much of the news of India is rightfully focused on the stunning growth rates of its tech sector and the miraculous transformations of many of the major cities, mass poverty is still very much in evidence in rural regions throughout the country. We are doing what we can by partnering with a under-served local community to help provide much needed services that would otherwise not be available due to lack of resources.

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What to Expect?

We work with the community to understand and identify the most critical needs in several areas where Globe Aware volunteers can assist. One priority is working with slum dwelling and other disadvantaged children (often referred to locals as "rag-picking children". This will be accomplished by providing support for teachers, working with rescued child laborers, and assisting at day care centers catering to children below the poverty line.

The local community is also concerned with the conditions of local communal facilities. As a result volunteers will also participate in beautification activities at government schools, day care centers, & other public facilities. In all cases the projects that you, our volunteers, make possible will enhance the quality of life for these children and communities in ways that you can only begin to imagine.

  • Program ID: # 1854
  • duration:
    1 to 2 Weeks
  • location:
    Jaipur Jaipur
    India
  • Fitness level:
    Light Impact
  • Closest Airport:
  • Costs From:
    $1000 to $1500
  • Program Type:
    Community Development Projects
    Teach Overseas
    Women's & Youth Programs

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