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S: AJWS, Volunteer Summer 2010 - Kanchipuram, India

BC: This is what we are about: We plant seeds that one day will grow. We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise... We cannot do everything and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something and to do it well -Oscar Romero

FC: Kanchipuram, India | AJWS, Voulnteer Summer 2010

1: Kanchipuram, City of 1000 Temples was our residence for 6 weeks. Jeyrag and Britto's RIDE house was our home. | Satu Rommi, Shiva Temple | Kamakshi Amman Temple | Traveling Temple | Holy Elephant

2: Road Safety Park, Arpakahm | Planting Mango Trees

3: Weeding, Carrying, Flattening Shoveling, Building

4: Auroville was am intentional community. A planned community that holds similar spiritual beliefs. To live in Auroville you must renounce your nationality and religion. It's really creepy, weird and in my opinion anti-Ghandi like. | Auroville, An Intentional Community | The Matrimander

5: Pondicherry was our first weekend trip. Originally a French colony, in the time of English rule, there is still a tremendous French influence. Many people speak French and it is also a common vacation spot for Frenchies.

6: July 21st!! | "Up your butt" is introduced

7: This school we visited was so overcrowded that children took turns to learn in the classroom. | PUBLIC SCHOOL | SELF | HELP | GROUP

8: Everyday, two of us helped in the RIDE bridge school. We taught two classes, ages 4-7 and 8-13. We helped with basic English and math. | "Good Bless Teacher"

9: Nirvetta was the most adorable little girl.

10: Eli speaking to different NGO''s in Tamil Nadu. | Cooking with Britto

11: YES JAY TOWERS | Working on the stage

12: OOTY Hillside Station | OOTY or Udagamandalam | Indian School for the Deaf

13: Train ride down the Nilgiri Hills | Shabbat Stroll | Cow Crap...Yum

15: Finishing up the stage and the road safety education park. Below pictures with Saravanaam, our bus driver. Jeyrag and Britto, and Mahlini, one of RIDE's directors.

16: Grand opening of the Road Safety Education Park. The stage will be used for safe after school activity programs.

17: Final meal at Saravana Bhavan | Thali plate, Gobi 65, Masala, Idly, Sambar, Poori, Chappatti, Channa Masala

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