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Mana Rishikesh

Pauri Gharwal Uttarakand , India
Volunteering with Mana Rishikesh
Harry Copson
I spent 2 months with Mana Rishikesh in late 2016, teaching English to children in the city. I had an incredible time - the students were always excited to speak to me and I was welcomed so warmly by everyone I met, often being invited into peoples homes and to weddings and other events. The school is small so there is lots of scope to make a difference yourself, and the people around Rishikesh are some of the friendliest I've met anywhere in the world.
Jitender and Elena were fantastic hosts and looked after me better than I could have imagined - I was always fed and looked after and we had lots of fun too visiting places around North India. I left India with the fondest memories and lots of friends I now need to go back and visit!
I would recommend Mana Rishikesh to anyone who wants a unique and personalised volunteering experience. You will be completely immersed in Indian culture and will get to know a beautiful place, as well as fantastic people.

Abaana Community Outreach Africa (ACO-Africa)

Kampala, Uganda
The most unique and valuable experience of my life
Josefiina Olkkonen
I volunteered for ACO-Africa for two months in 2016 and really enjoyed my time with them. The organisation works in different districts so I got to see many sides of Uganda and learned so much about its culture and people and also about myself.
I would recommend ACO-Africa to anyone who is looking for a placement where you can really have an influence and help people. The organisation is very small so you really get to be an important part of it and see what it does in practice. The director of the organisation, John, is a heartfelt person and he takes good care of his volunteers. The accommodation and upkeep ACO-Africa provides are good although you obviously can't be too fussy about them. What it comes to the tasks of the volunteers, John is very liberal and you can do almost whatever you want for the organisation. I asked if I could do some teaching and John organized it for me. The organisation has limited funds but if you want to contribute something there are endless opportunities. We, for example, painted a school with an other volunteer and it was such a memorable and rewarding process.
All in all, ACO-Africa is a small but a significant charity and I'm very grateful that I got to work for them!


Berlin, Germany
Dina Elizabeth Zavala Torres
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