Friday, June 20, 2008

My Trip to India

For those of you who do not yet know, I'm going to India. I am planning on traveling to India in late August to work with street children in the city of Delhi. I will be living with a native family there for 2 weeks. Initially I was planning on traveling with some friends but plans change and I am now going alone. I'm currently working on getting my Indian Visa. Hopefully my paper work will go through soon so that I can buy a plane ticket.

India has an estimated 175,000 street children living in the city of Delhi alone. Many of these children fall victim to drug dealers, pimps and human traffickers who take advantage of their youth and lack of resources. I will be volunteering at one of several day care centers that educate, feed, and care for abandoned children. While in India I will help to provide these children with much needed care, education, recreation, and lots of hugs.

I will be going through an organization called Cosmic Volunteers. The entire trip should cost me somewhere around $2,500. If you want to send me a check feel free. Also please keep this trip in your prayers. This is new, this is exciting, and this trip is going to be life changing.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Wow! That's quite a trip. I didn't even realize there are street children in India. We're so spoiled here. Sad.

I send prayers that your trip exceeds your expectations. And more. :)