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Wahoe Commune

WAHOE  is an independent ,non political ,non religious registered NGO. Wahoe works to serve various communities through education and empowerment. Wahoe community is made up of volunteers ,social workers ,charity traveler planners,spiritual practitioners and musicians.

 

Wahoe is a chain which aims to help local communities in India and Nepal through its various programmes .We are offering many different ways of helping these people including travel,Yoga,Meditation ,School of leaning Education,Wahoe base cafes,Souvenirs ,conservation ,health and social programs.It is a place where everyone of every cast, color and creed  is accepted.

 

We are very grateful to the many translators and volunteers who contribute  many hours of their time to supporting Wahoe’s work and we want more volunteers for our project .

 

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Certificate of Appreciation

Thank you Lizzie for the time you spent in Kumharla village in Pabbar Valley.We are grateful for your kindness and enthusiasm ! We are working with KPYM to provide volunteers for rural villages. Our NGO gave a certificate of appreciation to our Volunteers who played important role for these projects as they help in vital areas such as child education,women empowerment,community development and nature conservation.

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Volunteering in Kumharla Village, Pabbar Valley

Our volunteer Lizzie has just returned from Kumharla Village in the Pabbar Valley. Here is her testimonial:

“The two weeks I spent in Kumharla village were absolutely magical and I simply didn’t want to leave. I spent the afternoons teaching English in the Primary School, and in the evenings I gave more English classes to teenagers from the Secondary School. When I wasn’t teaching I helped out in the home where I was staying with a variety of tasks from making chapatti (I’m an absolute pro now) and cutting grass in the fields for the winter.

The favourite part of my day was definitely the evenings when I went to the village (pulled up the mountain by the energetic kids who had followed me home after class) and was greeted by the lovely community. We played games, drank some chai, and then started class. I don’t have any photos from my evening classes because I was always far too busy to find a spare moment. There were normally between 10 – 15 students, ranging from approximately 12 years old to 18 years old. They have ‘learnt’ grammar at school (by copying from textbooks) but have not been taught it, so I made good progress with them explaining verbs, conjugations and tenses. They were fun classes with lots of laughter. I feel like I definitely helped them, but I really need more volunteers to go and carry on my work. It is so important for them to learn English if they want to be able to find work when they leave the villages and go to a town or city.

At the Primary School the standard of English education is very basic, so I built on this by covering topics such as colours, animals, parts of the body, expressions of mood and basic grammar. I was surprised by how quickly the children made progress, but once again I really need more volunteers to go to the village to keep up my work. This way, when they go to Secondary School they will be able to understand the syllabus, instead of just copying from their textbooks without learning. The children were so enthusiastic, but also very well behaved and extremely respectful. They always brought me food and insisted on carrying my things!

What made my stay in Kumharla Village so special was being part of the community. When I told my friends I was alone in a mountain village where no one speaks good English they asked me, ‘But aren’t you lonely?’ And I could honestly say I didn’t feel lonely once. The people are so warm and open, and the language barrier was no issue in me joining in on the laughs of their daily lives. I particularly liked the evening classes because I was able to bond with the teenagers, some of whom were only a few years younger than me, so I felt like I was surrounded by friends. One day it was a national holiday so we spent the day together in the mountains cutting grass in the sunshine, singing songs, with an amazing picnic. It was glorious!

If you want to volunteer for a project where you get real exposure to rural village life, and can honestly feel the difference you are making to people’s lives and futures, I ask you to please go to Kumharla! It would mean so much to me as well as to the fantastic people who live there.”

Here are some photos from Lizzie’s stay.

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Digital Marketing Opportunities

Today Lizzie leaves our office in Shimla to go to our village empowerment project in Pabbar Valley. She has been helping the team with digital marketing, which has involved improving our Facebook preseice on other social media. She has also beer improving our websites. We urgently need more volunteers to help in digital marketing, as it is vital to the growth of our NGO and therefore directly impacts the communities we help.Lizzie has been teaching Anjana how to manage the websites on the hope that she can continue her good work, but unfortunately Anjana and our other staff still need more training from volunteers. If you want to work in a fun , friendly environment in this beautiful town in the mountains, get in touch today.   lizzie1 lizzie


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Digital Marketing in Shimla

Lizzie from the UK has been with us for a week now, helping in our office with Digital Marketing. This has involved working behind the scenes of our many outputs; our main website, our Facebook pages, our blogs and twitter accounts. Working in the friendly office with the young staff (and the amazing views!) has been a really enjoyable experience and there have been lots of smiles all round. Lizzie has been working with our new face, Anjana, teaching her how to manage and improve the social media sites, in the hope that when she leaves Anjana will be able to continue her good work. They have had a great time together, and the constant laughter has made the hours fly by! Here are some snaps from their work together, as well as some of the sunsets taken on a road trip after office hours.

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Slum school Baljeet nagar,New Delhi

This is the first school run by Wahoe commune.It is located in the west part of the slums of Delhi.There are more than 30 unprivileged children getting free basic education. Local women are getting opportunities through our women empowerment programs to learn knitting,stitching and how to make jewellery. We are arrange a slum visit with local young people so that people gain awareness of our project and help us with their skills, kindness or financial support. In future we are planning to make three classrooms with one toilet for the children.Volunteers, travellers and yoga teachers are welcome to share this amazing local community with us. It is a world within a world,come and experience with Wahoe. 

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SH. Sunil Ji our Spirtual Teacher in Rishikesh

“Sh. Sunil Ji” leads our meditation programs and courses in Rishikesh. He is a spiritual person who has spent much of his life sharing wisdom with the community. We are proud to have him as a part of our organization”.

A student’s description of Sh. Sunil Ji:
“Sunil Ji has a way of presenting philosophy in simple, practical ways that pertain to every day life. I leave each program having peeled away a few more layers. It’s like coming home to my Self each time!” “Sunil Ji radiates spiritual energy [shakti] – every time I am around him I am lifted to a new level in my spiritual journey.”

“Sunil Ji programs always get me to examine the fundamental issues in my life, and recognize things I need to do to uncover my potential.”

For more information or to make a booking please visit our partner website here: http://www.wahoeyogameditation.org/index.html#