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Hot sun, warm hearts in India

March 6, 2017  |  India

March 17 The final day dawned pretty much like our other days in Rajasthan: clear, hot and sunny. The difference was that today we did not have to work.  Today was all about celebrating how... Read More

INDIA Location and Culture

October 19, 2016  |  India

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... Read More

March 2011

October 19, 2016  |  India

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)... Read More

India Computers for empowerment

October 12, 2016  |  India

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... Read More

View from a volunteer team leader

May 25, 2016  |  India

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... Read More

February 16, 2015 Access To Knowledge Is Power

February 16, 2015  |  India

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... Read More

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

February 15, 2015  |  India

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... Read More

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

February 11, 2015  |  India

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... Read More

February 10, 2015 When A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity Happens Twice

February 10, 2015  |  India

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... Read More

Friday Oct 24th: Final Thoughts And A Bittersweet Goodbye

October 24, 2014  |  India

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... Read More

Wednesday, Oct 22nd: “Chalo!” aka “Let’s Go!”

October 24, 2014  |  India

So today was a morning much like all the rest in the sense that it started with Bob’s yoga class and a full on spicy breakfast. We knew that today was going to involve a... Read More

Monday Oct 20th: First day for some

October 22, 2014  |  India

Not surprisingly, we returned to the job site this morning to find that an incredible amount of work had been done over the weekend. The entire length of the wall (27 meters) is now about... Read More

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