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Volunteering at Chitardai School 2011 by volunteer retired head teacher Dianne

Volunteering at Chitardai School 2011 by volunteer retired head teacher Dianne

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  • VOLUNTEERING IN INDIA
  • INDIA – SOME FACTS
    • More than 1/6 of the world’s population live in India
    • The Indian economy is one of the fastest growing economies, and is now the 9 th largest in the world
    • Business and commerce flourish in India’s large cities
    • The total wealth of India has tripled in the last ten years to US$3.5 trillion
  • BUT . . . . .
    • 1/3 of the world’s poor live in India
    • 41.6% live below the international poverty line of $1.25 a day
    • 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.
  • RAJASTHAN
    • The largest state in north-west India
    • Land of mountains, deserts and lakes
    • Rajasthan means ‘Land of the Kings’. Formed in 1949 through amalgamation of a number of princely states.
  • Jaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Udaipur
  • Ranakpur
  • Kumbulgarh
  • Deogarh town
  • The Mahal (palace) at Deogarh
  • The family at the Mahal
    • Once rulers of Deogarh, the family take their responsibility for the local area very seriously.
    • They support the local schools, providing everything from furniture, books and pens to shoes for the children.
    • They also support the local hospital.
  • 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!