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It was a great experience
Submitted by Helene Hasler | June 10, 2015
Wahoe Commune has many different different projects all over India and Nepal. I had the pleasure to visit a few of them. My first, longest and most important stop was in Delhi, where I was working in the slum school run by Wahoe, teaching English to about 30 children in a small room. It really is an experience to see how the dirt, the waste, the poverty, and basically the whole environment becomes unimportant once you see how passionate these children are to learn. I actually felt like I can really help them; like my input actually gives them something for the future. It was a great experience and i got close with the staff, all people of the organisation and the children really fast so it was even harder to leave Delhi.
My whole time in Delhi I learned a lot about India, poverty and chances to change something. Everyone who really is interested in learning those things, about changing something should work with Wahoe for a while!!
Wahoe Commune responded to this review June 12, 2015 at 7:41 PM
You are precious to our organisation.thanks
Thank you for everything!
Submitted by Margot | June 02, 2015
It was really easy for me to find Santan at the airport which was very nice because I was a little nervous when I first got off the plane. I felt very comfortable traveling with him from the airport to the Wahoe commune location. It was great that you organized my travel to the other Wahoe sites in Pabbar valley and Rishikesh.
I really enjoyed the history/culture section of the orientation, I did not know much about Indian history or festivals. It was a nice was to be introduced to the country and to get to know you a little better. As a single female traveler it was great to get advice from a woman.
Going to the school was wonderful. The children were excited and wanted to teach me Hindi. The teacher and two of the students walked me back to the commune after class. I was so thankful to have them lead me back, as I would have gotten lost alone.
I was warned that traveling in India can be very difficult, although my time with Wahoe has been easy and fun. All of the members at the commune have made me feel very comfortable and safe in this space.