Our next visit to India is currently to be confirmed. Contact Sarah at the Amos office. if you would like to be contacted when the dates firm up.
The itinerary below gives you a flavour of our group visits to India:
The Highland Homes visit to India in February 2008 was the first visit to India we ran for supporters. The group were able to learn about Dalit human rights and visit the Amos' partner, the Tamarind Project as well as experience the hospitality and colour of Southern India.
The trip began in Chennai, a fascinating, highly-populated and very busy city. A place where the group met local people and were given an insight into what it means to be an urban Dalit. They then journeyed on to Madurai, visiting the temples and the inspirational Dalit Theological Seminary. From there the group visited Amos' partner, the Tamarind Project in rural Tamil Nadu, meeting the children and staff involved in the project, and experiencing local Dalit drumming.
On to Cape Comorin, India's southern tip, where the groups were able to see the sunset and dawn rise over three oceans and meet people still suffering from the impact of the devastation caused by the 2004 tsunami, where Amos was involved in relief work. The tour then took the group to Trivandrum visiting the local markets and the beautiful beaches of the Kerala coast before flying up to Bangalore where they were able to experience IT-driven modern India. The group were also able to visit an A Rocha project to learn about the pressure this modern city is putting on local communities and the environment. The group also visited the Bannerghatta National Park to learn about A Rocha's work in human-elephant conflict.
Click here to read an article written by a local journalist who joined the group.