This summer thanks to the Principal Go Abroad Fund and the student society – Edinburgh Global partnership I travelled with a group of volunteers to Kerala, India. During the academic year we fundraised over 5 thousand pounds for the project. Then in India we helped with the construction work and visited the community that will benefit from the project. At the end of two months 20 small scale fish ponds were created. They will help the poorest families in the region to generate additional income. For me participating in the project was an unforgettable experience, as it was my first chance to travel outside Europe. I am still amazed by the hospitality and friendliness of Indian people we met both in the village of Vellanad and during our weekend travels. The whole experience definitely widen my horizons and broke many stereotypes about India I was told before.
As I am more of a photographer than a writer here is a short photoblog from my experience in India.