Month: July 2012


To describe the people of Raphael, Ryder Cheshire International Centre, Dehradun, India, I have two words, pride and happiness. It has been a huge privilege to have had the opportunity to volunteer at Raphael.To fall into bed at night exhausted with this overwhelming feeling of contentment and fulfilment after a day’s work, is indescribable.


I did a volunteer placement at Klibur Domin of one month’s duration in 2010.  Although I went as an English teacher the role ended up being a little more elastic, encompassing giving English classes to many of the staff, to helping devise and implement activities for the children who are long term residents.