Hi, my daughter and a friend was to do volunteer work in India through Projects Aboard. They are interested in working in an orphanage in India, mainly Madurai, in Tamil Nadu. They plan on doing 4 weeks organised volunteer work, then spending 3 weeks travelling by themselves ... destinations unknown, but around India. I am feeling uncomfortable about this, as I feel 17 is just too young. I am happy with the volunteering side of things as that is all organised and they will be staying with a host family, picked up from airport etc and have contact numbers at hand in case of emergency.
I would be interested in peoples thoughts. My daughter is quite mature, but at the end of the day she is only 17 as is her friend. (both girls)