This is my second visit to Ladli as I frequently visit Jaipur city as a part of travel business. Being a part of travel industry since many years, we have learned and gained knowledge on responsible travel, tourism and supporting local grassroots and I personally think thish
project deserves more attention and support.... They have incredible operations with very small amount of investment on resources, infrastructure and man power.... The centre is situated in almost very normal area which gives you complete look and view of real India and life of most common people.... The centre has basic strcture but full of child friendly components.... In one word you will find engegatic faces all around full of smiles and satisfaction...... the children there actually enjoy joyous environment with learning and that is too far from the chaotic street life.....
My personal suggestions, when you visit charity projects in India:
1. Don't trust hotel people, local cab drivers, guides etc. In my case when I first visited this project 8 months back... The hotel people misguided and told me that Ladli has been permanently closed and they have stopped their operations. I don't want to mention the name of hotel here but it was completely unethical as the same day I hired a good tuk tuk and managed to visit this great project. However, the drive of tuk tuk told me that Ladli centre never pays any payouts or commissions and due to the same reason they face negative publicity.
2. Ladli has only centre in Jaipur... Check www.Ladli.org
3. While visiting charities, refer their organisational and child protection policy
4. Be cautious especially about giving donation proposals to charities beforehand as credible and accountable organisations will take it in other sense. Giving donations and contributions to organisations generally involves a process which includes due-diligence, personal visit, research etc.
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