Month: May 2016

Another one of our projects in #India te

Another one of our projects in #India teaching #vocational #skills to women & children so that they can provide for themselves and their families. They learn a range of skills including handicrafts, jewellery making, print design and textiles. There is also a shelter that can sleep and feed up to 70 a night, plus a medical facility and ambulance. What are you up to this summer? #GetInvolved #volunteer #conservation #community #develop #travel #explore #wanderlust #globalcitizen http://ow.ly/i/jH3Du

This is just one of the amazing projects

This is just one of the amazing projects that we support in #Jaipur, which gives children the #opportunity to #learn and #develop. This is a mainstream school that offers the Gurukul system, the primary educational system in SE Asia and promotes an equal society irrespective of their social standing. It has over 600 children from poor, rural communities and functions entirely on external funding, giving these children the opportunity that every child deserves…AN EDUCATION! http://ow.ly/i/jEUpD

The most skilled & dedicated worker I’v

The most skilled & dedicated worker I’ve ever seen! This was at Umang in #Jaipur who strive to provide #equal #opportunities for all. They enhance the quality of life for individuals with various #disabilities, including #CerebralPalsy, #Autism, Mental Challenges and Multiple Disabilities. They develop and empower individuals as well as offer a range of outreach services to rural communities. Words cannot begin to describe the work that they do, so all I can say is go! Go and see it for yourself and if you can help…get involved! #travel #develop #explore #community #GlobalCitizen #Charity #NGO #NonProfit #SustainableTravel #India http://ow.ly/i/jwgq7

It baffles me how people can want to har

It baffles me how people can want to harm such a beautiful #animal! I have touched on this subject before, RE: the domestication of species, whereby we adapt them for our own personal use, be it #dogs as pets, #cows for milk, or elephants for riding. This seems alien to us as its an #exotic #animal but what about #horses? is it ok to ride them? or is it the ‘norm’ because they’re native to us. Both species involve a ‘breaking in’ stage, crushing their spirit to obey human instruction. In an ideal world we’d leave them be but I appreciate that as we evolve we utilise the resources around us but is this #sustainable? #elephant #conservation #india #globalcitizen http://ow.ly/i/ju8IG

These #Elephants sit here all day, every

These #Elephants sit here all day, every day to be ridden by tourists, who have no idea what they go through! A process called ‘Phaajan’, whereby they crush the spirit out of the elephant, so that it can be controlled by its #mahout. This can involve anything from confined spaces, spikes, hooks, chains & shackles. They are then ‘broken in’ & ready for you to ride! They spend a life of misery in solitude & slave labour, develop bad joints, foot problems and skin disorders! So, think about this the next time you see any of these activities…tell your #friends, fellow #travellers and the companies that offer it. And, I bet there is something close by that is more #sustainable. http://ow.ly/i/jrWPh