Running Schools In Delhi Slums and Uttrakhand mountains
ju jue (France)
Eric Weber (Austria)
Eric volunteered for 1 month half time in delhi slum project and half time in Nirvan commune project (uttrakhand) in mountains.Then he left with co-founder Shiva on his royal enfield 500 cc to north in mountains manali-leh-sonmarg-srinagar-punjab-delhi for 14 days. In His words it was a dream come true and memories will be there till end of the life.
Photo courstesy- Devin doyle a fellow biker from new york who met on the way with them.
Shiva and the NGO team are stellar people. I have been here almost two weeks and it feels like you are part of the family. They looked after me when I was not well and helped me to recover. I am really impressed with the fab work of the NGO in the slums. The schools are buzzing with amazing cheerful kids whose love and energy is so contagious and the girls at the vocational school are just so great! Spending time in the slums connecting to people who just open their homes, heart and soul goes beyond words...It is really touching and gives a beautiful perspective on the essence of life. I look forward to see this NGO grow and contribute to more project (currently working on some ideas). I also hope to make it to the mountains and check out the project there.
I really feel that this experience contributed to my personal growth and that I have new special friends;) thank you everyone there!!!
He volunteered with our Nirvan project for two weeks. He made furnitures for the school and he also worked with the kindergarten children,
He volunteered with us for to weeks. He was here to do research on artist living in slum for an article which was published in many different recognized paper.
She came with her husband and volunteered with us for a week. She accompanied our guide and visitor for slum walk and she also worked with our primary school children.
John Jacob Burkhardt - America
He volunteered with us for a week. He worked with our primary school kids teaching English. He came with his wife whose photo is posted above.
Jess - 2014 U.K
She is a nurse who volunteered with us for two weeks. She gave health classes to
women in slum and she also donated some medicines. She also worked with our kindergarten.
Paul volunteered with us for 10 days looking after administrative work, accompanying guests on walks and explaining to them about PETE projects. He volunteered with the kindergarten and the vocational school in the Delhi slums
He came to us after volunteering at Auroville for a month.
Laura Volunteered with us for 3 weeks. She taught kindergarten students English and gave them classes about manners. She also looked after administrative work and accompanied guests to explain PETE projects to them. She had one week of travelling with our sister company, www.kidsofshivacharitabletours.com, which supports our projects using profits made by doing tours. She traveled to Rishikesh, the Nirvan Commune, Agra and Vrindravan.
Valentina volunteered with us for 2 weeks, looking after the walks we organise and letting the guests know about our projects and how we support them through slum walks. She also looked after our administrative work and at the kindergarten in the slums.
Daniel volunteered with us for 2 weeks. He looked after administrative work for our organisation and went for slum walks with guests explaining about PETE projects.
Marusa volunteered with us in Delhi and at our mountain project for 1 and a half months.
She took initiative arranging collections of things needed for the kindergarten and vocational school (carpets, blankets and toys), and took the vocational, kindergarten, and primary school students to picnic at different monuments.
Marusa also helped with making furniture for our Nirvan Commune project and designing rooms at the Nirvan Commune for upcoming yoga and meditation students in 2014.
Vincent And Mayo-France-2013
Vincent and Mayo volunteered with us for three weeks at our mountain project.
They built a solar cooker and furniture for our Nirvan Commune rural school, and attended (and danced at!) local village weddings ;)
Ines Rodriguez- Spain-2013
Ines came to us on a recommendation from her university, for our Delhi and rural mountain projects. She stayed with us for 5 days, and traveled to Agra, Jaipur, Rishikesh, with our sister company, www.kidsofshivacharitabletours.com, which supports our projects with profits made from our tours offered in North India.
Isa Roldan-Spain -2013
Isa came to us on a recommendation from her university, for our Delhi and rural mountain projects. She stayed with us for 5 days, and traveled to Agra, Jaipur, Rishikesh, with our sister company, www.kidsofshivacharitabletours.com, which supports our projects with profits made from our tours offered in North India.
I volunteered with Pete in Delhi for 2 months, I helped PETE projects by assisting in slum walks, city tour and foodies walks and looking after administrative work and replying to mails. I also volunteered with Nirvan Commune project in the mountains for one week and helped in making furniture for upcoming Nirvan rural kindergarten, English and Computer School.
Right now I am travelling by bike to Spain from India and looking forward to being an ambassador for PETE in Barcelona when I finish my journey.
Katja volunteered with us making a documentary on our projects. She was staying in Delhi for many months doing an internship with a fashion institute.
We are soon going to publish her documentary on our website.
Gergio stayed with us for one month, looking after administrative work. Painting our vocational school, making notice boards, designing the PETE office and volunteering with our Nirvan vocational school in Delhi. She spent her last few days at our Nirvan Commune in the mountains doing painting work.
Maura - Italy-2013
Maura stayed with us for one month looking after administrative work, painting our vocational school, making notice boards, designing the PETE office and volunteering with our Nirvan vocational school in Delhi. She spent her last few days at our Nirvan Commune in the mountains doing painting work.
I am artist and run a studio in California, my passion for music made me travel to India as India is known for its traditional music. I was invited to India for making a documentary for charity work in health. During my travel to Delhi I heard about the PETE project in the slums and volunteered for 4 days to make a documentary on Slum Walks by PETE along with Hiroshima University students from Japan.
Molly Jane Lewis-England-2013
I spent 5 days with PETE making a documentary about their projects In the slums In Delhi. I am still traveling at the moment in Asia, and soon in March 2014 submit my final video to Pete.org. Best of luck!
I volunteered here for 4 weeks and had such a fun and rewarding time. Shiva (the co- founder) is a really friendly and accommodating guy. We worked on many different things over this time and I was able to attend many Slum Walks and get to play with the great kids at the schools.
If you are looking for a really worthwhile and fun volunteer opportunity in Delhi then definitely do this. You can also volunteer at their project in the Uttrakhand mountains where they have amazing views and peaceful environment.
Thank you Shiva for a truly great experience and ordering Dominos Pizza for me! :)
My 10 days with Pete Project were my first days in India and my first days in
Delhi. It was a time with a lot of fun, unexpected experiences and time
which I will never forget. Shiva is someone who cares for you and for
your further plans. Also when you are continue your trip he will offer
his help to you. The NGO is a good place for getting to know India from a different view. I got offered a place to sleep and we went out for food every day to the inside places.
Thank you for everything!
I stayed with this project for my last week in India. I helped promote the project by doing some info papers, taking and uploading pictures to
the internet, keep book of the expenses etc. I visited the newly opened
slum school and got a good insight at the impact from the project. The
people in the slum especially the children are very warm and welcoming.
It was an awesome experience to help and be part of this project, I wish I could have stayed longer.
Carmei Emily Wright Malaysia 2012 -
Carmei taught in Osaka, Japan, in a primary school for several years and decided to volunteer with us during her travel to Asia.
I helped Pete with the website, brochures, language content and awareness about PETE projects.
I Met Shiva in Pushkar while traveling and decided to volunteer with PETE while coming back to Delhi. i took pics for the flyers and website of Pete. I voluntereed again on my next time to India and volunteered along with Carmei.
It was nice experience for me to work from Pete pickup point for slum walks where I had the opportunity to meet many travelers.