Early morning yoga
Begin your day like thousands of others in India with yoga, the discipline that first originated in ancient India, at sunrise. Discover your Dosha! In this session you will learn about the three fundamental bodily humours (doshas).
Have some fun and get ready to learn key phrases in Hindi. From “Namaste” to “Aapkaiseho?” you will be communicating with community members in no time! You will soon be testing out your new skills as you head into the village for the first time.
Experience the warmth of a community welcome as you gather with students and villagers who will be directly impacted by the work you are doing. In accordance with Hindu tradition, you will partake in a Poja–a traditional Hindu prayer ceremony to mark the beginning of an auspicious event. Every new initiative begins with a blessing to ensure the success and prosperity of the work being undertaken. Learn about the village and the school that you will help to rebuild; and how your efforts and the work of WE Villages will make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and their families.
Roll up your sleeves and start volunteering at the build site. There is a meaningful role for guests of all ages and abilities, as we help build a needed facility for the community –whether it is a school, latrine, or simply a wall! You will be contributing to the project that community needs most at that time. All projects help break down the barriers to education and contribute directly to WE Villages.
Lunch and Jhapki
“Jhapki” is Hindi for “siesta.” In keeping with local tradition, we will take a short rest from the hot midday sun at Araveli Cottages and Tented Camp before returning to the day’s activities in the cooler afternoon hours.
Dinner and dance performance from local dance troupe
End your day with a colorful performance that will showcase local folk dance traditions.