Chloe Marshall Denton, Canada
I really enjoyed teaching English to the children of the street Kids program. They were smart, curious and wanted to learn. The children were great; it was a pleasure working with them. The time we spent with the street children was memorable and I will never forget the time I have spent with them I also had a great experience. The work and Travel was a great combination or both to get to know the country. It was a great experience. Pushkar, Jaisalmer, and the camel Safari were the highlights of the traveling. Accommodation and the food were good. I will definitely recommend Sankalp.
I had a great experience joining the program. The communication was really good and I liked that I received information at home before I come to India. The government school was very nice and I found it comforting that I was joined by other teachers when I first started. I feel like my help was appreciated especially by the kids. I feel like I did a lot for them. They were adorable and I hope they will remember us. I felt at home at the school. Even though we had a language barrier between us and the Indian teachers. They really made us (me) feel really good at school. Accommodation and food was amazing! The team was great. I felt really at home and I felt comfortable asking questions and everyone was really nice. I think the weekend trips are great selection of things to do in Rajasthan. I enjoyed all of them. Favorite was definitely the camel Safari. I love all the hotels. Really good value for money. The transportation was very good. I will definitely recommend Sankalp to others. I do not think that there are better organizations in India then this one.
Catherine Carswell, USA
This was my first big travel experience on my own. My parents were a little worried at first but as soon as I arrived at the house and emailed them that the pickup at the airport, the hotel and the drive to jaipur all went very smoothly and there was upwards of twenty volunteers in the house they realized I was going to be very safe and have a great time! That is exactly what happened. The house is beautiful, in a gated community where you always feel safe. Lunch and Dinner are great and the cook is lovely. Amita and Pranay the couple who run this organization are kind and always would fix something if it was not right and offered us advice on travel and anything else. I worked at the GovernmentRunSchool, teaching English, which was a great experience. At times it was a little hard to handle, with so many kids but I am really glad I did this program. I think all the programs Sankalp seem wonderful to experience working at. I was on the work and travel trip and it was amazing! it is wonderfully put together and worth doing. The Taj Majal was great, as well as Pushkar and especially riding a camel and sleeping in the dessert. I researched a lot of programs before choosing Sankalp and I am very happy with my choice. I was skeptical at first cause it was a lot cheaper than some of the other programs i saw. This is because Amita and Pranay are not trying to rip you off, they just want to make a difference and help people. The trip is worth every penny because you do and see so much. I strongly advise you to choose this program because you will not forget it
Sasha Hester de Hair, Netherlands
I stayed in Jaipur for three weeks to teach English and had a great experience doing this. The kids are great; the volunteer house is in a safe and good place with very good food! There are also lots of things to see and do, next to the volunteer work. I had lot of fun with the people in the volunteer house. The weekend trips were very well organized. The hotels, transportation, drivers all were great. The staff was always friendly and willing to help if you have a question. Thanks for the opportunity, very memorable
Megan kuleas, Australia
I really enjoyed my time on the volunteer program. It was challenging but I found it beneficial to work with the children and teach them. I enjoyed every aspect of my time on this program and my time in India. I would definitely like to come back and volunteer again. Accommodation was fantastic. The food was nutritious and enjoyable. I enjoyed both very much. Staff was very helpful and looked after me. I greatly appreciate all of the assistance they gave. I really enjoyed my weekend travel trips. All were fantastic. All Hotels were great and helpful staff. Transportation was great and very comfortable. I will definitely recommend it. Sankalp is fantastic organization.
Annabel Fox, USA
I really enjoyed my five weeks here. It was even better than expected. The women empowerment program was great and the volunteer house in a really good location. Jaipur particularly was a great base to explore Rajasthan and its surrounding cities and attraction. Also I think Sankalp is good value compare to other volunteer programs and definitely has more of charity, rather than a business fed to it. The Sankalp team seems to genuinely care about the work programs and the people and children they are benefiting. I really loved the house and felt very cozy in my little bed! Food was delicious. All the staff was great. Amita and Pranay are great at holding everything together. I will definitely recommend Sankalp to my friend and family. And also I may come back next year.