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James Caren Griding, UK
Project for Street Children

Overall all I have found my experience here at Sankalp extremely positive and have enjoyed my time here.


I found the program excellent for both the volunteer and students. I would look forward to rejoining the program in the future. My experiences have been very rewarding and have really enjoyed my time here. The community was very welcoming and friendly has had no problems with staff/ community or children. Excellent food and good quality accommodation. The staff was excellent. I will certainly recommend the program to others. I had a very rewarding and worthwhile experience, something I will cherish.


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Lauren Rothwell, UK
Project for Street Children

It was a great experience and I wish I could stay longer.


I would love to visit again next year at some stage. I have never taught children before this is definitely something I enjoyed and will do it again in the future. The accommodation is good. It's comfortable, secure and very clean. The food is amazing! The other volunteers have been great. I've made some really good friends and have learnt a lot from others. It's nice to work as a team to achieve something great. Pranay and Amita have been approachable & friendly throughout the program & are always there if there is a problem. I would definitely recommend Sankalp to others.


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Joe Smerdon, UK
Project for Street Children

I feel in my month alone kids seemed to make much progress.


The street children program appears well organized and smoothly run. It was completely adverse to what I expected but I have a wild and eccentric imagination. I had thought it would literally be unorganized with kids of and of the street, the school, uniform and equipment, books etc was refreshing and I do get an impression that this will make an large difference to these kids lives. I feel in my month alone kids seemed to make much progress. I feel I have gained much experience and would not be adverse to work with children in the futures. My personal experience of the program has been more then positive, I always been smiling and everyday I have relished teaching. I build up very strong bonds with the children and feels heart wrenching to came away from them. The bonds made with the colleagues are also strong and I can keep in touch with them. The food and accommodation were great. I will definitely recommend Sankalp to others, especially for those who want a gentle dip into Indian Culture.


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Lisa Woelger , Austria
Project for Street Children

I was really happy to have joined this programme.


When I arrived I didn't really know what to expect, but when I got to know what my tasks will be, I was really happy to have joined this programme. It is so much necessary for these kids to have the possibility of education! I very much appreciate it! That's why I chose this project. I am not a teacher or any professional, but I love to help the kids whenever I can, so I tried my best to teach them some vocabularies or maths. It's a great feeling when they respond to your question after being taught. The accommodation and the food were great. My experience was awesome. I would recommend Sankalp to others because accommodation is good, food is great, project is definitely worth the experience, and staff is nice.


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Johann Lipman, Australia
Project for Street Children

The volunteer program offered a variety of experiences.


The volunteer program offered a variety of experiences. The chances to interact with the children were the highlight of the program and I was very happy at how the volunteering was also flexible. I experienced a close relationship with the children which also allowed me to help improve their learning experience. It was very rewarding watch the children's education grow. Living in Jaipur and got the opportunity to visit many of the different attractions while also having the luxury of being able to return to a beautiful meal and a warm bed. Both the accommodation and food were far better than what I expected. The meals cooked by cook were something to look forward to and she was always very kind about providing food. The accommodation was fine and the home provided everything from Internet to a phone. The staff of the program was very considerate and helped whenever possible. They gave advice, helped me become used to the volunteer home and Jaipur. Overall, they made the trip personal and welcoming. I would gladly recommend the Sankalp program to others.


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Rosalind Jane Spooner, England
Project for Street Children

I enjoyed experiencing the culture and having the other volunteers around.


Good communication from the administration at start of the programme, responses from emails, programme packs and Sankalp information resources. I liked the fact that we had free times and volunteer were able to explore Jaipur. I enjoyed experiencing the culture and having the other volunteers around. At the school I was little apprehensive about teaching, as I haven't really done this before. I found the children easy to work with though like any teaching you have to think on your feet and change the activities, subjects according to suit individuals needs. The accommodation was clean and comfortable. Food was excellent. The staff at the school was approachable and friendly, helpful and encouraging me to teach them more.
 


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Leachelle Hawkswood, Australia
Orphanage Work

The volunteer program was amazing.


The volunteer program was amazing. I enjoyed all my experiences here. The time we spent at thee program was short but rewarding. The staff and kids were very friendly and made you feel welcome. The trip to Agra was amazing the accommodation was brilliant as well as the trip to the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. The volunteer program is something I would love to do again. I will definitely recommend this program.


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Justin Wulf, USA
Project for Street Children

I wish I had signed for longer time to keep watch the kids progress.


Overall, this experience was awesome and one that I will never forget. To teach the children and watch them learn was a great and unique feeling. I wish I had signed for longer time to keep watch the kids progress. As the week is coming to an end I can truly say I am going to miss it. The children would run to the school when they saw us pull up .. running to learn. That will stay with me forever. This was an incredible and eye-opening. All are so eager and willing to learn. The house is great, very spacious and the cook's food was cooked to perfection. I would recommend this organization to others.


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Yvonne Doeven, Australia
Work and Travel

The weekend trips were very well organised.


I loved my time at Sankalp! I chose the work & travel option, so week days were spent teaching English to street kids, and weekends were spent touring around Rajasthan. The weekend trips were very well organised and it was so nice to have the opportunity to see other parts of Rajasthan with the new friends gained through volunteering. The kids were gorgeous! Meals provided at the house were always delicious and filling. I'll always remember my time spent with Sankalp and I highly recommend this program. Thanks for the opportunity!


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Work and Travel
Orphanage Work

The community and the children were wonderful.


I have really enjoyed my 3 weeks with this program. It has been amazing to be part of the school community and meet such bright and loving children. The community and the children were wonderful. The volunteer house was very comfortable and safe. I love the roof to relax on. The food was delicious! Staff has been great. I have had a very memorable and enjoyable experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend trips to Agra and Ranthombhore. I would recommend this program.


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Stephanie McNamee, New Zealand
Project for Street Children

Overall I have had a positive experience. Thanks for having me!!!


The children are great and it is a pleasure to get to know them. It is great that Sankalp has taken the initiative to provide a school for them. Overall I have had a positive experience. Thanks for having me!!! The children are amazing and the new teacher is very nice. Accommodation was fine. Thanks for acting quickly on our feedback. I always felt safe in the house. Food was great. The Sankalp team is excellent. I would recommend this program to everyone who is interested in doing a meaningful volunteering


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Manel Nieuwland, Netherlands
Orphanage Work

I had a great time staying here for 10 weeks.


I volunteered with Sankalp twice now, and I'm very positive about this organization. They are happy to answer all the questions you have about your stay and the programs. There's a special house for the volunteers, wich is very nice and comfortable. The orginasators of Sankalp have an office in the house, so you see them everyday. The staff members are very nice and helpfull. There's a cook, and lunch and dinner is provided, the food is Indian, but it's not spicy. There's also a driver who drives everyone to there project locations. In the weekends you can travel around, and there's a lot to see around jaipur, so you won't get bored. I had a great time staying here for 10 weeks. I met a lot of great people, had an amazing time with the children. I would recomend this program to everyone! I had a great experience, which I will never forget!


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Jacqueline Wolff, England
Orphanage Work

I have enjoyed working in the orphanage. The Kids were a pleasure to be with.


I have enjoyed working in the orphanage. The Kids were a pleasure to be with. My experience has been positive. I had very low expectation before arriving in India. I was pleasantly surprised how well those children are cared for in regards of there basic needs e.g. Food, clothing and cleanliness. I also believe that the volunteers in the orphanage doing a fantastic job and that we do make a positive impact in those children's life. The staff at the volunteer house was great. I would recommend Sankalp to others.