Bodhgaya Rural School Community Support

Volunteering Bodhgaya India Review – 2016

  I’m truly thankful for the past two months I’ve spent in this special country. I’ve met so many beautiful and inspiring people and have been exposed to a completely different way of living and have seen a completely different appreciation for life. I will cherish the memories, the friends and all the unconditional love and smiles I received ? …

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Volunteering Bodhgaya India Review – 2016

So sad it’s my last week in India ? This week I am concluding staff training and have held a creative teaching workshop for all 7 teachers of the 4 schools. Although my delivery was similar to a  female Mr Bean, it seemed to go well! Shiny new cupboards are being sent (1 by 1 via me and Ramesh on …

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Rural Community Support Review Bodhgaya – 2016

Hi Lauren and Brian, Tomorrow is my last day here before I head to Sri Lanka and begin my travels. I just wanted to let you know that I have had an amazing, challenging and inspiring time. I cannot put into words my experience here, the children, the villages, the people, the staff are some of the best people I …

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Teaching English in Rural School Review – 2015

Link to Project My volunteer placement in Bodhgaya was a profoundly rich experience, which I’m quite sure has altered my path in life to align more closely with my soul’s purpose. I spent a lot of time…….. with the kids at the school, and I am indebted to them for opening my heart. It is incredibly humbling, rewarding and inspiring …

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Rural Community Support India – 2015

I can honestly say that volunteering with IVI has been the best experience! That’s why I decided to do a second IVI program this year, I have absolutely no regrets and wouldn’t change a thing. It was amazing living with the friendly locals in their simplistic (very hot) lifestyle. The opportunities that the lovely, crazy, one of a kind Dhirendra …

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Rural Community School Review – 2015

The project was seriously amazing, the amount of diversity with the activities was totally unexpected and made the experience ten times better than I would have ever imagined!…….. seriously know that I’ll be heading back to the Bodhgaya project at some point in my life.   As for Dhirendra, he’s without doubt one of a kind. Haha, I love the bloke! …

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Bodhgaya Placement review IVI – 2015

I blinked and now my time in India is finished! Just an overnight train ride and a flight away from being in the beautiful Maldives. I’m so grateful for my experiences here and in Nepal. Everything from a 10 day silent meditation retreat, meeting and holding the Dalai Lama’s hand, trekking the Himalayas, attending Indians school awards ceremonies and school openings, …

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Rural Community Support Placement Review – 2015

Yesterday I continued to help this family. As they have next to nothing in their home, I brought them new beds, mattresses, mosquito nets, clothes and 1 months worth of fresh milk. They were beyond grateful. Thank you to those who donated, this is where part of your money has helped! Sophie (2014) Sydney Australia Link to Project     …

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Medical Internship Bodhgaya Review – 2015

Namaste guys, I apologize for taking so much time to write to you all as a follow up to my volunteering experience in India…… I had a difficult time trying to recover from the trip and journey and had caught Dhirendra’s cold the day I left. It was an honor and privilege to meet Dhirendra who is a very special …

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Bodhgaya India FAQ for female volunteers

  My questions were all the things a girl needs to know when she is about to set off to a third world country…… Were you able to shower daily? Did you have to walk to another building for a shared shower or what is the situation? Was there ever the luxury of hot water? Was there time restrictions for …

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Rural Community Volunteering India – 2014

We experienced the most incredible welcome, warmth, acceptance, and hospitality unlike anything we could have imagined or hoped for. On our first visit to the school the entire school greeted us at the gates.  The children placed flower wreathes around our necks and performed a Hindu blessing.  As we walked through the entrance the school children showered us with flower petals …

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