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“A wonderful and genuine afternoon activity.”

Ladli Vocational Training Center
Ranked #104 of 417 Tours in Jaipur
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Owner description: Vocational school for rescued street chidren. They welcome visitors and sell the jewelry the children make.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We went to Ladli with our 2 girls aged 4 and 7 as an alternative to more of the usual and clichéd sight seeing and craft buying. We were not disappointed- we were made incredibly welcome and spent nearly 2 hours learning about the organisation from some of the teachers and leaders. We watched and talked to the girls making jewellery and our children had a go too. Outside the workshop younger children were playing and learning- our girls joined in and our 4 year old in particular had a fabulous time playing with the children. We did buy a fair amount from the shop though we were in no way pressured to do so at all- the stock for sale was well made and good quality. The prices were a little higher than elsewhere but we didn't mind knowing what a good cause it was- Ladli pays a wage directly into each child's bank account for attending the centre. We would heartily recommend visiting here and we would certainly go back if we were in Jaipur again.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Naomi W
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

My family visited Ladli Vocational Center for girls recently and were extremely impressed by the center's efforts and low admin cost. They are truly making a difference in the lives of the girls they support and it was inspirational to meet some of the real life success stories of the street children they have supported whom are now giving back on their own.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Puja M
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

I went to Ladli as part of a World Spree group tour. It's great what they do, and exciting to see it in action. The children were friendly and interested in us. And the jewelry they make is beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank CaitlinVO
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We visited yesterday to see the children, we got a beautiful warm welcome and watched some of the girls making items to sell. We listened to some of the younger boys singing, and helped dish up their lunch. What a truly great place, the work carried out by the staff and volunteers is heart warming. The kids are all so well taken care of and happy to be there. They enjoy having visitors too. This is a must for all those visiting Jaipur. Thank you everyone for making our morning lovely.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 630carlas
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

It's very easy to tour India from the comfort of an air conditioned car and five star hotels. As part of our first visit to India, my Partner and I made a special point of visiting Ladli, because we believe its important that you see beyond the Taj Mahal, forts and Palaces and understand the difficult lives the street children have. Happily, Ladli and I-India are committed to making a difference and the difference they make is plain to see on a visit to Ladli. The vocational centre for girls is tucked away in the backstreets of Jaipur - we managed to find it, but all you need to do is contact the centre and they will collect you from your hotel and return you after your visit. The welcome as you pass through the gates is amazing. We visited the girls who make a variety of handicrafts and gifts (the boys do the same elsewhere) which are then sold to visitors to the centre and elsewhere. What is really important, is that the girls and boys receive payment for their work and the money that is made from the sale of the goods they make. This is placed in bank accounts in their individual names, to ensure others can't access it. Everything goes back to the children. We were humbled to meet the girls, especially Tulsa who spent many years being cared for by Ladli but is now married and training to be a nurse. She is a real success story and we were honoured to spend time with her and her Daughter and thank you for the cards you made and gave us as a thank you for visiting!. In the classroom area, we met a number of the younger girls who attend the centre. They are from 'below the poverty line' (which in India is seriously low) families and benefit from the care and education that Ladli provides - watching these young, happy children recite the alphabet for us was a moving and wonderful experience. We also met the Manager who was worked at the centre for many years, answered all or questions and is clearly passionate about his work and that of Ladli, as well as the lovely Prabhakar Goswami, who again works tirelessly to give these kids a better life. I could write about the centre for hours, but suffice to say this was one of the most memorable places we visited during our time in India. So much so, we plan to return to Jaipur in the future and spend a few days visiting and helping the children and volunteers. Thank you to everyone for making us feel so welcome and I would urge others to visit. Not only will you make a difference by buying a few inexpensive handicrafts (that make great presents and mementoes!) but you will also leave with a warm glow and a smile on your face.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mike1601
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