Category Archives: Volunteering


Hey! Me Tuuli Oikkonen and my friend Maria came here to volunteer and to do our internship for school. We study education in University of Oulu, Finland. Our main reason to be here is to learn about Indian culture, spend time with the children and maybe learn something about ourselves also.  I’m going to write this blog during… Read More »

Impressions of a volunteer

An email we received from Tatiana Strelnik after her stay as a volunteer at Shikshangram 25 April 2014 Hi Shazar, Good to hear from you! We had a wonderful time at Shikshangram! Although it was short, we enjoyed every minute of it. Everybody was very kind and welcoming and we were pleasantly surprised at the hospitality extended to us.… Read More »

Volunteers talk about their time at Shikshangram

We had a wonderful volunteer travel journey this month – Vicki Moon, Karen Almasi O’Shea and Tess Malland came on a journey of their lives and enriched the lives of all of us at Shikshangram.  Here are some short snippets of what they experienced during their time here in India.

Volunteers Always Make Us Sad!

We love having volunteers..  they add so much value to our work here – but they always make us sad! Why?  Because at a certain point, they all have to leave us. Yesterday we cried.  Emma Sykes – who has been with us for two months had to go.  She has been so great… a lawyer – about… Read More »

Connecting through Drama

  We had a wonderful day here today… Sunday – always a good day for spending time all together.  The girls came over to the main house – affectionately still known as ‘the Site’ as in the Building Site.. because it still is. We all gathered in the main hall and the day began with a game of… Read More »

Voluntourism – our latest group.

The February group of volunteers were wonderful.  We had five participants and together and individually they contributed a tremendous lot to Shikshan Gram.  Here we are on our first day enjoying a Thali Lunch in Mumbai.    We had a great day in Mumbai – spent time with Maya Shahani of the Sage Foundation as our wonderful tour… Read More »