Marianna

x (2)I spent three months at Raphael and it was fantastic. The kids are wonderful, the staff, brilliant and the city itself has a special type of charm. Raphael is welcoming so if you are a keen traveller or just starting to dip your toe into a world that is different to the one you are used to, this will start to show you what India is while making you feel safe. I started my time in India here and by the time I left, felt more confident about travelling through the rest of India. Continue reading Marianna

Clare

Claire 2I recently spent 2 months volunteering at Raphael in Dehradun, India. For me it was a door that opened just as I arrived at a crossroads in my life. I was in need of adventure, and throwing myself into another culture was bound to do the trick. It was about a 6 weeks lapse between expressing my interest in volunteering and being on a flight bound for India, so I really had little time to develop preconceived ideas about Raphael and the experience that was to come. Continue reading Clare

Jenny

Jenny HeadIn 2009 Kerrie and I visited Klibur Domin for a four week period. We have been friends for a long time and Kerrie (a social worker) asked me to join her and off we went. I really didn’t know what to expect. I just knew I was going to be a volunteer who needed to be self motivated and that we would be working with TB patients and patients who were being rehabilitated after motor bike and car accidents. On arrival we found ourselves quickly becoming part of the Klibur Domin
community. Continue reading Jenny