Entries by Stephen Raja

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Husband Tells of His First Experience Volunteering Abroad in India

On a previous post, Jake told the story of how his wife convinced him to join her on a service program. Now, Jake shares about his first time volunteering in India.  Why India? In my circles of academic/student recruitment, many of my comrades who worked the scene in China almost always were doing some work in India.  […]

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Volunteers Become Judges of a Kolam Competition in India

India Volunteers Erich and Katie recently were recruited by local families to judge a kolam competition outside Global Volunteers’ guest house in Chennai, India.  This is their report: Today was a very special day as it started the Pongal celebration.  Today is the first day of the festivities and it’s called Bhogi, which is similar […]

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Immersion in Indian Culture – Sights, Smells and Spirit

Global Volunteers on our India Service Program remark on the many opportunities to take in Indian culture on the streets, in the classroom, and sharing conversation in a local family’s home. Our day began early to make time before breakfast to visit the flower, fruit and veggie market, the largest in all of Asia. The size […]

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Chameleon on iPad Clever for Teaching Students in India

India Global Volunteer Fran employs her creativity and bright personality to motivate primary school students at Christ-King School in Chennai.  Using an iPad and a story about a chameleon, she creates a lesson about colors, reason, and sentence structure. All the way to the school, I kept hoping that the short video of a chameleon changing […]

Joy as a Volunteer in India

Team Journal by Fran for Wednesday,  August 3rd, 2016. Wow! Today as a volunteer in Chennai India was filled with joy. Although it began as a typical morning as a Global Volunteer in Chennai, the sun was out, the dogs barked early in the morning, the crows (a species so different from our American birds) delivered their raucous […]