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India is the second most populous country in the world with a population of 1.2 billion, 45% of which lives under the poverty line i.e living on a daily wage of less that $1.25 per day. Though India has 74% literacy rate but still it has the largest illiterate population in the world. The government backed by a developing economy just doesn’t have the resources to provide adequate healthcare and education to the deprived communities. These communities are just neglected and spend their life in the vicious circle of Poverty. The lack of education is the core to all problemsat India currently faces: Women Abuse/Inequality, Poverty, Overpopulation, and Inadequate Healthcare. All these problems are interrelated with root case been lack of education. Our volunteers have a chance to work with these deprived communities, provide necessary support and help required for bringing about the change.
India, considered as one of the oldest living civilizations, with traditions dating back to back to 8000 BC and a continuous recorded history since the time of the Vedas for over 5,500 years, is the birthplace of the 4 majors religions of the world Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. India is a land of contrasts where Language, food, dance, clothing, landscape, architecture change within a matter of few hundred miles, yet all combined to form the largest democracy in the world. No words can explain the cultural experience that India has to offer. Volunteering in India with one of our programs gives our volunteer a chance to experience the traditions, which have survived through centuries. The diversity of Indian culture is evident from the fact that apart from Hindi and English as the main languages there 450 other languages out of which 22 are official and 14 are extinct.