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Slum Walks in Delhi by Pete (Providing Education To EveryOne)
What we do
Free education, including English language, for local children in the slums, providing a safe place to learn and stay off the streets. We run the following schools in the slums of Kathputli Colony, Delhi:
Our school provides a classroom for 40 children and supplies them with clothes, games, notebooks and education. Our school also creates jobs by employing local young guides and teachers from within the slums.
Nirvan Vocational School for Women
This school provides stitching and beauty courses, providing practical skills for women to earn money.
We take care of slum children from age 2-5 years and provide their meals for their parents who both have to work as labourers, cleaners and cooks in other people houses.
We donate used clothes and other items useful for kids and adults. We also provide financial help to buy medicine for infants and children whose parents can't afford medicine on a regular basis.
We support local artists by promoting their talent.
We recognized around 100 widows in the slums with no earning household member and more than 3 kids in their family. We provide flour, spices and vegetables on a monthly basis and right now we are supporting 10 widows. We are looking to expand this to help more widows, so any food donations would be appreciated.
Needed Urgently: We need 50 yoga mats (used or new), so if you have one you no longer need when leaving India, please consider donating it for our Delhi slum schools and for our mountain rural school. We also need 6 used laptops for making a computer centre for village children, and 2 projectors to show movies to children and elders to create awareness about health, environment and education. If you or any of your friends would like to donate us any of the above items, they would be greatly appreciated.
Slum Walks in Delhi By Pete
In India, it is very difficult to benefit from any state aid for NGOs. While waiting for that to change, we have several self-management strategies. These become part of the project, along the lines of sustainability and respect for human rights, the principles under which PETE operates.
One of our strategies consists of taking a small group of people, Indian or foreign, to witness the reality of life in the colourful suburb of the New Delhi Kathputli (puppet) Colony.
This activity also allows slum dwellers, if they wish, to interact with foreigners from different cultures and show them their daily life.
The aim of the walk is not to "visit", nor make poverty a "tourist tour", but to meet people and exchange experiences with them, having a tea and chatting. A walk in the slums is much more than a walk; it is an exchange and a first step towards awareness.
Join us on a Slum Walk...
On your Slum Walk our local guide will take you through the maze of alleyways of their neighborhood in one of Delhi's largest slums. You'll meet the smiling children and women in our schools and experience this often unseen side of Delhi.
Join us on our safe and respectful walk of the slums and have an experience you'll remember forever!
- When: Everyday
- Duration: 2 to 3 hours
- Min Donation: RS. 650 pp(increased in price effective from 1 august 2014)
- Private and Group Walks also available: Please see our Walks/Activities page for more information
Contact us to book your Slum Walk
Tel: +91 981 1105601 / +91 844 7517797/+919871151431
The Nirvan Commune was brought into life to develop a spiritual community. Artists, musicians, and other people from all over the world can congregate to share the same vision of love and light. In addition, the Nirvan Commune's philosophy is to have a positive impact on its surroundings. In accordance with this aim, the Nirvan Commune is opening a school for the mountain children, undertaking organic farming, and installing solar and bio-gas facilities.
Nirvan Commune Mountain Schools
Based in the Nirvan Commune, we have locally educated people educating the youth. With a low teacher-to-child ratio, the children begin with personality development, so often neglected in mass city teaching environments. Children will be taught varied disciplines to allow them to integrate into mainstream college.
Nirvan Commune Hostel
NIRVAN to mean ENLIGHTENMENT - This means different things to different people... spirituality, relaxation, thinking on a higher level.
COMMUNE to mean a COMMUNITY place - All are welcome.
A modest accommodation charge as a guest at the Nirvan Commune will help financially support the other projects being undertaken in this community. Better yet, offer your time at the
Contact us to book your stay at the Nirvan Commune
Tel: +91 981 1105601 / +91 844 7517797
Volunteer at PETE
We have many exciting and important volunteer activities that you can take part in depending on your skills, interest and time. Below are some of the common activities our volunteers have been involved in:
Assisting on Slum Walks You will attend and participate on Slum Walks by interacting with the guests and locals, describing PETE's ongoing and future projects in the slums
Promotion of Slum Walks in Delhi Spend some time speaking to travellers about Slum Walks, sharing your enthusiasm for the NGO, and providing information about the projects PETE works on
Office administration Some of your time will be spent assisting staff in the PETE office with administration duties
Producing fundraising and awareness materials If you have a creative streak you can assist us by updating / creating new fundraising and awareness materials such as posters and flyers
Photography and video If you have a talent for photography or video production we would welcome you to utilise these skills by capturing new material and producing short films about PETE
Social media and website updates Help us keep our Facebook page and website updated with PETE news and activities
Conservation and environmental work At our Nirvan Commune we have a large ongoing project to re-landscape a piece of land which will involve activities such as building, landscaping and planning
Teach English and Art to the kids in our school in the Delhi slums
Teach Beauty, Stitching, Knitting and Embroidery in our women's Vocational School in the Delhi slums
Teach English and Computing to the kids in our Uttrakhand mountain school
Decoration of school buildings Help us decorate our schools and make them exciting and fun environments for the students
Play with the kids in our Kindergarten Spend some time getting to know and playing with the kids in our Kindergarten in the Delhi slums
We offer the following accommodation for volunteers:
- Shared volunteer flat with western toilet and shower
- Kitchen with water filter (if you want to cook your own food)
- Bed linen provided
- Laptop and wifi available
- Safe residential location in local market place
- Close to the centre of the city
- Private rooms with Indian toilets (western toilets coming soon) and heater
- 3 meals a day provided
- Communal area with kitchen and water filter (if you want to cook your own food)
- Bed linen provided
- Laptop with internet available
- Beautiful village location
- Surrounded by amazing scenery and nature
If you would like to volunteer and help us with our valuable work please contact us using the details below. You can volunteer from 1 day to 6 months, whatever time you can offer. We look forward to hearing from you!
Mobile: +919811105601 / +918447517797 / +919871151431
Registered with Govt. of India under Indian Trust act 1882
Reg No. 4266/4/13249
Collection point: Y-40 3rd floor, Front portion, West Patel Nagar market, behind Subhaash JewellersWEST PATEL Nagar New Delhi 110008
Project Right To Education Nirvan Non Formal Education School
TEACHERS HIRED FROM SLUMS - LET'S FUEL THE FLAME OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
Collection point for food, spices, vegetables and other donated goods: Y-40 3rd floor, Front portion, West Patel Nagar market, behind Subhaash JewellersWEST PATEL Nagar New Delhi 110008
'Jannat' means heaven
Empowering women - Nirvan Vocational School for women.
Stitching Learning Centre
Beauty Course - 6 Months each
Creating jobs for the students as well
Nirvan Kindergarten- We take in children from 2-5 years old who are on the streets or whose parents (living in slums) have to work to earn enough for food. As well as teaching them and providing them with a safe environment, we also give them midday meals.
How our projects make a difference
- Creating jobs for women living in the slums
- Removal of child labour
- Creating jobs for families with no (or only one) earning household member
Group of students from a
Family from Australia distributing health products to the kids - Thank You!
One of our guests from Canada holding an infant of one of the families in the slums
Celebrating the birthday of one of our guests, Doris, who distributed chocolates and chips among the children in the slums. What a fortunate way of celebrating a birthday - by spreading happiness among others.You Are Blessed Ones!
Promotion of Artists and
To know more please check our Projects page
O Lord give us the firm strength in you. Lead us to the path of Righteousness. O Lord save us from the delusions. Save us from the darkness of illusions, give us the light of knowledge. Save us from misdeeds. Help live a good life. Free our world from hatred where everyone lives in Peace. Cleanse our heart of selfishness. Lead us to your path. Help us spread happiness in this world. Enlighten every Heart with your Love.