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Festivals

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Our Wahoe Community has been celebrating several festivals,

the Teacher’s Day and the Birthdays of some of our volunteers. Students, Teachers, our Organizers and all the helpers would join together in a big group, and pay honors to our workers, on the teacher’s day.

 

 

20170905_165652Our teachers – who have been education kids for years now, and taking care of them.
The Organizers – who have planned the projects and built them from scratch, and donated lots of money to the organization.

And the students, for being so passionate about learning, and for doing their best to be a good part of the community, despite their poor conditions.

 

 

 

IMG_3905Kids always love celebrating new things, and are always happy to make a party or to get new presents from the volunteers.

 

The students would help organize the party, and celebrate by dancing or singing.
Recently we’ve celebrated the birthday of one of our volunteers.

 

IMG_3918We’ve got candies and cookies for the kids for the celebration, and honored our volunteer – Tiffani.
She became a regular donor to our cause, after volunteering in our Rishikesh Slum school, and she has helped us greatly in our time.

 

 

 

 

20170905_165712We are really thankful if anyone decides to donate something school related, like spelling books or drawing comics. It always makes children happy, and really helps us with education.

 

 

 

 

IMG_3324We always strive to make a better society, especially in places where people are struggling, due to unlucky circumstances, and we hope we can continue to do this for a long time in the future.

 

 

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Children Education and Entertainment

We have a slum school in Baljeet Nagar, where we take care and educate struggling children. The ones that don’t have proper houses, enough food to eat, or have to do small scale work just to support themselves.
We provide education for kids aged 3 – 15
Kids learn children art, music, drawing, computer classes through online video and our teachers – Miss Preeti and Miss Lamba. Sometimes they watch a movie together and have a discussion about it in a group.
The classroom the kids study in are not in the best condition, but we really hope to improve this in near future, as all the kids are very enthusiastic and eager to learn. Most of these kids have never had any kind of education before this.


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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 .

 

Thanks

 


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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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