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Sara Kangas, USA
Women Empowerment

Overall I had a great experience with Sankalp I enjoyed every part of the women's empowerment program.


I joined Sankalp because I wanted to be able to spend extended amount of time with a group and I was happy to be able to take part in the program. The women were welcoming and fantastic to work with. The girls were sweet and eager to learn. I felt like I was going to home when I went to volunteer. The volunteer house was comfortable and clean. The food was also great. The team of Sankalp was great. I would definitely recommend it.


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Kelly Bates, Germany
Project for Street Children

I joined the street Kids program and it has been truly blessing for me coming here and experiencing the vibrant joy of the kids.


My work with the kids has taught me quite a lot about myself and it has opened my mind to different cultures and worlds views. It is hard to describe this experience I think the best word that sums it up is "overwhelming". I would recommend the program to many because it has been worth every penny spent. The work with the kids has brought me more joy then I could imagine and I would love to come back someday. Overall all I can say I'm more than thankful to have been given this opportunity to experience a new culture, country, people and teach the kids everyday. I still have a long way ahead of me but my experience here are MERORABLE for life. Accommodation is good. Food is amazing too.

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Delia Sundar, USA
Project for Street Children

I did the Program for Street Kids in Jaipur for three weeks and I have to say that it has been a truly amazing experience!


I found out about Sankalp on Abroad Reviews and it fit my volunteering interests, budget, and location better than other programs I was considering at the time. Pranay and Amita took great care of us, and we felt safe at all times. The program itself is wonderful, as you get to interact and really make a difference in these children's lives. Coming from a western country, all the little things are so enjoyable, such as cows and goats roaming around in the streets, the colorful trucks, and the bumpy rides back home in an auto rickshaw. Thank you Sankalp for providing me with such a rewarding and fun experience! I really hope to do this again :)


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Melanie Niquette, USA
Summer Program

I did the Street Kids Education volunteer program through the 2014 Summer Program. My experience with Sankalp was extraordinary!


 I wish we had more time with the kids, but I will never forget the time that I did get to spend with them. Pranay and Amita, the program directors, took extremely good care of all of us during our stay in India. I never felt unsafe or uncomfortable during the entire program! Transportation was always reliable and everything addressed on their website page and itinerary was followed and legitimate. The volunteer house we stayed at was lovely and well set up. We always had fresh food cooked for us for lunch and dinner by their amazing cook, Puni The program was well organized and the last week of travel went smooth. The various hotels we stayed at throughout our travels were high class and of very nice condition. Most of the money spent on your volunteer program of choice through Sankalp goes directly to the cause you are volunteering for which in my opinion, is pretty cool :)

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Carly Moskowitz, USA
Summer Program

I found Sankalp on abroadreviews.com and I am so glad that I did..


I recently spent 5 weeks in Jaipur volunteering with the Sankalp street children program, and I can honestly say it was a life changing experience. The street children program is fairly well organized and the bonds you form with the kids is incredible. I miss them and think about them everyday. The language barrier is tough, especially with the younger kids, but it is definitely workable. You need to like kids though, and you need to be someone who does not get frustrated easily. The week of travel at the end of the summer program is absolutely incredible. One of my favorite parts of this program is that it allows for so much exploration. It really is the trip of a lifetime.


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Tessa Fredericks, USA
Summer Program

I was in Jaipur, India with Sankalp Volunteer Society for 3 weeks working in a local orphanage doing the summer program.


The summer program consists of 2 weeks of volunteering and 1 week of travel. Most of the volunteer programs are in the morning, so you are able to explore the city in the afternoon with others. The volunteer house itself is in a very convenient place.. just down the street from a grocery store and within a residential area in Jaipur and is very nice! Volunteers had a lot of liberty and freedom to go where we want and explore the city, but with a curfew and being safe, which was awesome because we got to explore India and do things we wanted. Overall, the experience was spectacular, and I was able to see so much of India in a very short time, so this program is very worth it. Pranay and Amita will take care of whatever you need and you will have the most fabulous time! Other than being careful what you eat and drink, I have nothing bad to say because my experience in India was so fabulous because of Sankalp! I strongly recommend this program, youll have so much fun! :)
 

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Claire Cameron, UK
Summer Program

Summer street kids project was worthwhile Amita and pranay really look after their volunteers.


 The kids are adorable and the accommodation and food provided is great. The travel week after is a great way to end the summer if you only have a short time to explore all the major attractions of India.


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Emilia Plumb, UK
Project for Street Children

I have volunteered in different countries & projects before & this has been the best experience.


I really have felt that the work the organization is doing in making difference & all the volunteers money is going to a good service. I hope to link with Sankalp with my own school in England in whatever way I can & will be in contact with ideas! The whole experience in Jaipur has been amazing. The accommodation and food was really good. The best have experienced as a volunteer. All the team and staff have been friendly and really helpful. I will for sure recommend Sankalp to others. 


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Terra Wright, USA
Women Empowerment

I am so thankful for this opportunity!


 As stressful and tiring as the volunteering was, every bit of hardship was made up by the joy I've felt from knowing that I have made a difference however small it may seem. Seeing the girls faces light up at learning something new was so rewarding. I have and will continue to recommend the program to friends. The accommodation was good. I loved the food! It was healthy, delicious and authentic! No Complaints! I absolutely recommend the program. We were so lucky to work with the grassroots organization. We know that the money and effort we put in goes directly to those who need it.


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Ellen Vanienschot, Belgium
Orphanage Work

It was a great experience, had some difficult moments but after that it become better.


 Just loved the kids, would recommend it to everybody. It was a great experience got to know about myself a little better. Always felt really safe in the volunteer home, it's like a second home! The food was good. The staff is wonderful and helpful. Gonna miss them! Also a big hug for Amita who was always there for me! I will definitely recommend it to other! And I'm coming back for sure!


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Megan Kuleas, Australia
Work and Travel

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.


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Elsbeth Wolrich, Netherlands
Work and Travel

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 don't think that there are better organizations in India then this one.


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Gui Yue Zhang, USA/China
Street Children

The Kids are amazing and the volunteers that I worked with are amazing too!


It was a bit difficult in the beginning to adjust to such a different culture but after a week, I felt that I understand the culture more and starting to enjoy the stay. It's sad that I have to leave so soon due to work back in the USA. The kids are adorable! At the same time, it's very sad to see where they live; I hope that Sankalp will more even bigger impact in the coming years! Volunteer home was very comfortable. And the Food is amazing. The staff is amazing too. I will recommend Sankalp.