One of the most popular ways to help is to teach at an inspiring school in the slums of Delhi, which students attend in the half-day that they are not at the government school. The school started with 40 children. Today it reaches out to over 1,000 children and runs one early education class, primary support programs in four locations, secondary support in 3 locations, a day care and life skills program for 20 children with disabilities as well as three computer centers. Its main mission is to ensure that no child drops out of school, that children out of school are mainstreamed into an age appropriate class and that children perform well in school.
Since they began, no child has dropped out of school and many out of school children have been mainstreamed. A large amount of our children have topped their respective schools and are now pursuing further studies and many have now secured sound jobs, thus breaking the cycle of poverty in which they were born. And all this was made possible by an incredible team, all belonging to deprived backgrounds and considered unemployable. They have created 50 jobs. Today some of our alumni are teachers with them!
Deemple had dropped out of school after failing her class VII three times. Her parents were ready to get her married, as in her community, girls get married at an early age. The school principal came to know about her and pleaded with her parents to allow her to continue in school. They agreed, and in the afternoons she came to study. She passed her class VII and topped her school in her class XII. She then went on to do a BA in Commerce and now has a great job in a multinational company.
Sanjev’s father is a vegetable vendor. He completed his education with our help and went on to University. As he is very interested in IT and computers, he has opened his own computer school in the slum in which he lives.
The work they do should carry on and even if it is a drop in the ocean, they must strive to give at least 1,000 children a decent chance in life.
Accommodation in Delhi
The 50-room Dusit Devarana is a contemporary interpretation of Indian and Thai sensibilities, with a 330-foot-long pool as the centerpiece. Located on the outskirts of New Delhi, just 10 minutes from the airport, the city center and historic sights such as the Qtub Minar, an ancient Islamic tower, are a 30-minute car ride away. The […]
Delhi’s Taj Mahal Hotel is the flagship hotel of the Taj Group; Prince Charles’ preferred hotel in Delhi. Located in Luytens’ Delhi, towards the southwest of India Gate, set amidst resplendent gardens – truly an oasis of calm in this frenetic city. The hotel is an example of Mughal architecture constructed out of pink Dholpur […]
Set 1 mile (1.6 km) from Humayun’s Tomb, this superb hotel is also 1.5 miles (2.3 km) from India Gate and 6 miles (9 km) from the Red Fort. The modern rooms have flat-screen TVs, DVD players, minibars and paid Wi-Fi. Suites add living/dining rooms and/or kitchenettes. Amenities include three excellent restaurants featuring Indian and […]
Set in the Chanakyapuri diplomatic enclave, this luxury hotel is 4.2 miles (6.3 km) from the airport. The elegant rooms have flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. The lavish suites add lounges, while the expansive upgraded suites have opulent features such as crystal chandeliers or gardens. There are multiple dining options, including an […]
Over a hundred years old, this quirky Heritage-listed Georgian property is located near Old Delhi. Colonial columns frame stained glass windows and the swimming pool looks like a period antique. Charming gardens surround the building and even the standard rooms have high ceilings with flat-screen TVs and garden views. Upgraded rooms and suites add wood […]
This palatial luxury hotel is 4.3 miles (6.8 km) from the Qutb complex and 5.2 miles (7.9 km) from Humayun’s Tomb. Elegant city- or courtyard-view rooms feature flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making facilities. Lavish suites add separate living areas, while club rooms and suites come with private-lounge access, breakfast and snacks, and butler […]
With just 8 rooms, this modern boutique hotel in leafy New Friends Colony surrounded by gardens is 2.8 miles (4.4 km) from the iconic Lotus Temple. Deluxe, contemporary rooms with stylish wood panelling feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and tea and coffee making facilities. Suites add cushy sitting areas and/or terraces, and […]
Built in 1931, The Imperial tastefully harkens back to the colonial era, with suite-sized entry-level rooms and ornately-fashioned ceilings. Of the 5 gourmet restaurants and 2 chic bars, the 1911 bar and the colonnaded veranda stand out, and the breakfast service is as sophisticated as it gets. The luxury hotel is 1.6 miles (2.3 km) […]
This elegant 1952 hotel, fronted by a resplendent lawn that immediately calms you upon arrival, is 1.5 miles (2.1 km) from the India Gate war memorial. It is 5.5 miles (9 km) from the vast, imposing 17th-century Red Fort Mughal palace. The whole hotel has a refined air, and the rooms feature wood floors and […]
14 million people live here and the city is a sprawling behemoth. Many people start off here on their exploration of North India, and there are naturally sights worth sticking around for. You’ll see elephants pulling logs alongside the designer stores, and marvel at ancient buildings such as the Qutb Minar Tower and the Rashtrapati Bhavan palace.