After one month research in Dharavi for the Mobile English Language Learning programme Laura will leave tomorrow, the 29th June 2012. We were happy to have her and to get to know more about innovative resources for effective English learning projects for underprivileged communities. Read here about her experience: Continue reading Volunteer Laura’s Perspective.
The former Football World Cup champion and actor Frank Leboeuf visited Dharavi today, the 25th June 2012 to host a football training for the Reality Gives’ Girls Football Program. Leboeuf is currently in India to present the European Football Championship 2012.
The French Ex-football player who is famous for his performance during the final match of the Football Worldcup 1998 when France won against Brazil 3:0, wanted to use his sports background to address the social issues he sees every day in Mumbai. Reality Gives sees his work with the girls as a huge source of encouragement for them and hopes it will inspire dedication and motivation to the sport.
Registration in July for the Mumbai Marathon 2013is fast approaching! It will be a challenge but we know that we have great friends supporting us. The registration for the Full and Half Marathon takes place in July, for the Dream Run in September!
Continue reading The Mumbai Marathon 2013!
Reality Tours and Travel has launched a new initiative to raise social awareness in students from Mumbai and Internationally. In the last couple of weeks we have hosted two student groups on our tours with the hope that they will walk away with a better understanding of the city and the complex social issues that it faces. Continue reading Students Visit From Singapore!
Every year in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada), in a neighbourhood known as The Glebe, there is a huge garage sale that is attended by people from across the city. It’s known locally as the Great Glebe Garage Sale. Nik Nanos, the head coach of a small soccer team, the Ottawa Royals Hellenic Boys U10 team, lives in the Glebe and suggested his team to organize a team fundraising event and party around the sale. At the beginning, it was thought to use the funds for things the team needed, like jerseys and backpacks. But the team was fortunate enough to have these items sponsored by a few parents of the team. Since they didn’t need much else, they decided to donate most of the money raised to a charity project. But which?
Patti Ryan is the mother of one of the players. Together with her husband, her son and daughter she went on a Dharavi Tour with Reality Tours and Travel in 2010. This spring she received our first Newsletter and read about the Girls Football Program and she suggested this project to the team to raise funds for. “Since both of our kids have seen Dharavi and both play competitive soccer, it seemed like a great fit.” Patti mailed us after the event.