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Volunteers experience in India. Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Hot sun, warm hearts in India

Posted in India on March 6, 2017 by ROI Media Works Corp

March 14 The water harvesting dam is starting to take shape. After a two-day break in Udaipur, we were ready to return to our regular jobs of cement mixing, mortar transfer, transferring rock 50 metres from the pit to the dam site. The rock breaking team, equipped with a large prybar and a 20-lb sledge Read More…

March 2011:

Posted in India on October 19, 2016 by ROI Media Works Corp

This is the first time that a DWC project has been completed in a two-week period, according to Heera. We think it is largely due to the hard work of the self-help groups (community members) of the Bhinder area and all the fun we had helping them. We like to think that the relationships we Read More…

INDIA: Location and Culture

Posted in India on by ROI Media Works Corp

In the southeast corner of Rajasthan lies the town of Bhinder, home to some 30, 000 people. The town is made up of a mix of Hindu, Muslim and tribal people. In the center of town is a 600-year-old palace. It has been converted into a historic hotel, the Raj Mahal Bhinder, with 25 rooms, Read More…

India: Computers for empowerment

Posted in India on October 12, 2016 by ROI Media Works Corp

From Oct. 8 to 22, 2016, the Softchoice Cares board was volunteering in Rajasthan, India with Jatan Sansthan. The team worked to update two computer labs that Softchoice Cares built in 2015, and train locals from the community, particularly kids, on how to use them. And, of course, there were adventures along the way. October Read More…

View from a volunteer team leader

Posted in India on May 25, 2016 by ROI Media Works Corp

Ray Fowell and his team went to one of the hottest, driest parts of India, Rajasthan, at one of the hottest times of the year: May. Despite temperatures reaching 50C, they worked full days to ensure a water-retention structure got built. Here is Ray’s perspective. Rajasthan, Udaipur, Bargatua Kella, May 2016. Unless you have been Read More…

February 16, 2015: Access To Knowledge Is Power

Posted in India on February 16, 2015 by ROI Media Works Corp

  Access to knowledge is power. An easy thing to say but a difficult concept to grasp when we in North America live with a device attached to us at all times. We have the power to learn and to explore the world at our fingertips and we often forget how powerful that is – Read More…

February 15, 2015: India – A Feast For The Eyes

Posted in India on February 15, 2015 by ROI Media Works Corp

Glances out the window reveal life in action. A bare-foot and bare-bottomed boy running down an alleyway using a stick to control a rolling bicycle tire. An old man wrapped in many layers of clothing to ward off the morning cold, lighting his morning cigarette. A young girl, maybe 10, carrying a toddler along the Read More…

February 11, 2015: Unleashing the Hope within Rajasthan’s Local Youth

Posted in India on February 11, 2015 by ROI Media Works Corp

Children scare me. Why and when this fear developed, I’m not 100% sure. I do find them cute, and I do care about kids, but the thought of the responsibility to raise a child tends to bring out the fear in me. Therefore, I typically avoid situations that involve being around kids when I can. So when I learned Read More…

February 10, 2015: When a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity Happens Twice

Posted in India on February 10, 2015 by ROI Media Works Corp

I’ve know from a very young age the importance of helping others and making an impact in their lives.  I remember when I was 10 years old, listening to my best friend’s father share his stories of those he had volunteered his time to support in rural Africa – and of those who still needed Read More…

Friday Oct 24th: Final Thoughts and a Bittersweet Goodbye

Posted in India on October 27, 2014 by ROI Media Works Corp

With Bob feeling under the weather and out for the count with a head cold the rest of us set off to sightsee the Chittoorgarh Fort. It is located a few kilometers south of Bhilwara and is the largest fort in India. It was once the capital of Mewar and is now a World Heritage Read More…

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