VOLUNTEERING IN INDIA
INDIA – SOME FACTS <ul><li>More than 1/6 of the world’s population live in India </li></ul><ul><li>The Indian economy is o...
BUT . . . . . <ul><li>1/3 of the world’s poor live in India </li></ul><ul><li>41.6% live below the international poverty l...
RAJASTHAN <ul><li>The largest state in north-west India </li></ul><ul><li>Land of mountains, deserts and lakes </li></ul><...
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Udaipur
Ranakpur
Kumbulgarh
Deogarh town
The Mahal (palace) at Deogarh
The family at the Mahal <ul><li>Once rulers of Deogarh, the family take their responsibility for the local area very serio...
Chitardai School
Morning jobs
Assembly
Lunch time
In the classroom
New ways of learning
Making learning fun
Training the teachers
Where the children live
Chitardai village
In the villages
Come and join us!
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Volunteering at Chitardai School 2011 by volunteer retired head teacher Dianne

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Volunteer Dianne presents her work in India

  1. 1. VOLUNTEERING IN INDIA
  2. 2. INDIA – SOME FACTS <ul><li>More than 1/6 of the world’s population live in India </li></ul><ul><li>The Indian economy is one of the fastest growing economies, and is now the 9 th largest in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Business and commerce flourish in India’s large cities </li></ul><ul><li>The total wealth of India has tripled in the last ten years to US$3.5 trillion </li></ul>
  3. 3. BUT . . . . . <ul><li>1/3 of the world’s poor live in India </li></ul><ul><li>41.6% live below the international poverty line of $1.25 a day </li></ul><ul><li>421 million of the world’s poor live in India’s eight northern and eastern states, which include Rajasthan. This is more than the 410 million poor who live in the 26 poorest African nations. </li></ul>
  4. 4. RAJASTHAN <ul><li>The largest state in north-west India </li></ul><ul><li>Land of mountains, deserts and lakes </li></ul><ul><li>Rajasthan means ‘Land of the Kings’. Formed in 1949 through amalgamation of a number of princely states. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Jaipur
  6. 6. Jodhpur
  7. 7. Udaipur
  8. 8. Ranakpur
  9. 9. Kumbulgarh
  10. 10. Deogarh town
  11. 11. The Mahal (palace) at Deogarh
  12. 12. The family at the Mahal <ul><li>Once rulers of Deogarh, the family take their responsibility for the local area very seriously. </li></ul><ul><li>They support the local schools, providing everything from furniture, books and pens to shoes for the children. </li></ul><ul><li>They also support the local hospital. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Chitardai School
  14. 14. Morning jobs
  15. 15. Assembly
  16. 16. Lunch time
  17. 17. In the classroom
  18. 18. New ways of learning
  19. 19. Making learning fun
  20. 20. Training the teachers
  21. 21. Where the children live
  22. 22. Chitardai village
  23. 23. In the villages
  24. 24. Come and join us!

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