Monday, October 24, 2011

A day at the Udayan children village

The contrast hardly be bigger between the vibrant life in Jaipur and the little place called Udayan, an hour's drive away from the city center. After a bumpy road along some fields lined with coppice and high grass the entry gate takes us into a dwelling. The little houses are surrounded by trees in the middle of a desert landscape. Some cows and geese are wandering around the houses and there is a basket ball court. Udayan is home to some 60 orphaned or abandoned children from all over Rajasthan. Some of the 3 - 18 years old have already gone through things in their lives that are difficult to immagine. The children's village is the centerpiece of the work Vatsalya, my client, is doing. The organization gives these kids a shelter where they can recover from their trauma, go to school and live a healthy life in a secure environment.

The team decided to spend a volunteering day at the children's village involving some manual work and and a bit of breakneck, or I lets rather say breakhand, kabaddi, something like an version of Indian rugby with no rugby ball where almost everything is allowed. Some impressions from our day at Udayan........

Thanks again all for was a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Looks like you are having a lot of fun! Dropping by to see how the other participants are doing. :)