The girls started their trip with five days in Mumbai where Reality Gives works to provide underprivileged young people with education and experiences to help them to reach their potential. After learning about the issues faced by slum communities with regard to education, finance and healthcare in the classroom, the girls had an interesting tour of the Sanjay Colony which gave them a sense of the strong community and the challenges it faces.
The Aisholt girls spent time in the Dharavi Community Centre playing games and sharing stories with the young people who are learning English and life skills, and then took on the task of delivering a few lessons in Maths, English and Environmental Studies. They also visited the local school in Dharavi to meet many of the children and teaching staff who are supported by Reality Gives.
Miss Ellie Clark led the trip alongside Miss Katy Tinman and, whilst thanking them both for their support and leadership, Aisholt Housemistress, Mrs Kimberly Masters said, “We are also grateful to our House charity for such a warm welcome and for the most incredible time in Mumbai. We are so grateful to everyone for showing us around Dharavi and teaching us about their hugely important work as an NGO in urban slums. This experience has been invaluable and a true once-in-a-lifetime experience for us all.”
After saying fond farewells to everyone at Reality Gives, the girls travelled on to beautiful Jaipur, and visited the Amber Fort via jeep through the old city streets, saw the Royal palace and went on a Tuc-Tuc ride. Next stop on the tour was Agra where the girls enjoyed a rickshaw ride around the UNESCO World Heritage sites and marveled at the spectacular sight of the Taj Mahal.Find out more about life in Aisholt House
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