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India is an amazing land of contrasts and diversity! Join our India Dentistry Challenge and you can explore this enchanting destination while improving the oral health of the local community.
We work collaboratively with our local partners to develop programs, which take a long term and holistic view of improving the health of disadvantaged communities. Through this challenge volunteers will provide health education to children and the wider community and at the same time improve spoken English.
Volunteers will have a profound impact on the overall health of the community, by providing free dental care to children and their families that would otherwise not have access to it. Volunteers will work with local schools and dental clinics to provide dental care and oral hygiene workshops for adults and children. As well as making a real difference to the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people in Delhi, this program will enable volunteers to develop their skills and gain first hand experience of dental care in a developing country.
Arrive into Delhi airport where you will be met by one of our in-country team and transferred to your accommodation for a welcome dinner. The following day you will be given an orientation and induction into your volunteer project.
By volunteering on this program you will be providing otherwise inaccessible dental care to some of the poorest people in New Delhi.
Volunteers will run a Free “Dental Camp” at one of our partner schools to provide much needed dental care to children and their families. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a range of patients including adults and children. Volunteers will also work within a local Dental Clinic to provide more intensive treatments.
CAA and our local partners take a holistic approach to improving the health and wellbeing of communities and as such part of your time will be spent running workshops on oral hygiene to support the community to improve their dental health over the long term. Oral cancer is a huge problem in India, and education is fundamental in changing this.
As a volunteer you will be required to push yourself outside your comfort zone, working in small teams with limited resources. Student’s who are flexible and adaptable will get the most out of this program.
During the weekends you are free to explore the city and the surrounding area.
Day 15-21 (Optional Travel for $875)
Today you can either begin your onward journey home or you can take part in our incredible week long tour of India. The extension week takes you on the most spectacular travel adventure in India – the Golden Triangle tour! Busy street life, tranquil havens, culture shocks and architectural splendours await as you tour Delhi, Agra and Jaipur to see some of India’s greatest cultural gems. You will discover Delhi, the sprawling, fascinating Indian capital, experience Agra, which boasts the unparalleled beauty of the Taj Mahal and explore Jaipur, capital of the desert state of Rajasthan, and home to some of India’s most historic forts and palaces and some of Asia’s best bazaars.
Optional Travel for $875
Day 1 – Palampur to Wagah Border
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Palampur and transfer to Amristar. From the city you will then travel on to the Wagah border (between Amristar, India and Lahore, Pakistan) in time to witness the famous ‘lowering of the flags’ border closing ceremony.
Day 2 – Amristar
Today is full of sight-seeing around Amristar. After breakfast you will start at the Golden Temple, considered the cultural and spiritual centre of Sikhism. From there you will move on to the Durgiana Temple, an important Hindu temple renowned for its carved silver doors. To round off the day you are free to explore the local markets! In the evening you will continue to soak up the local atmosphere by getting the chance to sample some traditional Punjabi cuisine.
Day 3 – Amristra to Agra
Today you will be traveling by train from Amristar to Agra. On arrival you are then free to explore the city as you wish!
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4 – Taj Mahal and Red Fort
Its finally time to see the Taj Mahal! An early morning trip to India’s most famous landmark won’t disappoint, and new profile pictures will follow! Following the Taj Mahal you will go onto the historic and enormous Red Fort.
Day 5 – Jaipur
Today will start by visiting the Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, south west from Agra. Purpose built as the capital of an empire, it was then abandoned shortly after completion in the 16th century. You will then take the overnight train to Jaipur for the final stop on your Golden Triangle tour.
Day 6 – Jaipur
Arriving by elephant at the Amber Fort Palace will be a stunning start to your time in Jaipur. Its extraordinary hill-top location overlooking the Maota Lake makes it a fantastic experience. You will then return into Jaipur to visit the City Palace, where you will discover why it is known as the Pink city!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 – Jaipur
Your final day in Jaipur will allow you to take in some rather more unusual sites at the Jantar Mantar and the Hawa Mahal. The afternoon will give you more time to do some last haggling in the local markets to ensure you have got all the souvenirs you need.
Day 8 – Transfer to airport
Today you will transfer back to travel back to Delhi by train ready for your flight home the following day.
Below you will find our current dates and availability for the Challenge. If you have any other dates in mind, or you have seen another date advertised then email us on email@example.com and we will be happy to help.
Please note that dates are subject to minor changes and these will be broadcast well in advance to your departure.