Leeds, UK (PressExposure) December 08, 2008 -- Despite the latest tragedy in Mumbai, i-to-i is committed to bringing travelers to India and has just announced new voluntourism projects in Goa and Kerala.
Kerala is home to 3.44% of India's people; at 819 persons per kmÂ², its land is nearly three times as densely settled as the rest of India. Kerala's coastal regions are the most densely settled; leaving the eastern hills and mountains comparatively sparsely populated. Kerala's society is less patriarchal than the rest of the Third World. Gender relations are among the most equitable in India, owing to the former matrilineal system, women in Kerala enjoy a high social status.
Goa is India's smallest state in terms of area and the fourth smallest in terms of population. Located on the west coast of India in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. Renowned for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture, Goa is visited by hundreds of thousands of international and domestic tourists each year.
New Voluntourism Options in India with i-to-i:
Work at an Animal Rescue Center in Goa
The goals of the center are to help sick and injured strays as well as to sterilize animals in order to reduce dog bites and the number of animals on the street. Volunteers at the International Animal Rescue will have the opportunity to feed, walk and care for stray cats and dogs in Goa, India. This voluntourism opportunity in India costs $920 and lasts for 2 weeks, accommodation and meals are included.
Care for Mentally Challenged Children in Kerala
The fifteen nuns at the Cottolengo Special School help educate over 70 mentally challenged children in the Kochi area. The aim of the school is to give these marginalized children a chance at independence by teaching them basic life skills. The nuns work tirelessly to give the children the best care possible, however the small staff is often overwhelmed by the high demands of the children. Volunteers are a huge help and play an active role in taking care of the children. This voluntourism opportunity in Kerala costs $1330 and lasts for 4 weeks, accommodation and meals are included.
To see the wide range of voluntourism opportunities in India now offered by i-to-i please visit: http://www.i-to-i.com/india or call 800-985-4864 for more information.
Since 1994, i-to-i, has been the award-winning leader in volunteer vacations, TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) training and job placement abroad. Each year, i-to-i sends approximately 5,000 volunteers to 500 projects in 35 countries and helps 15,000 people gain the certification necessary to teach English overseas. i-to-i volunteers contributed approximately one million hours of service last year.
i-to-i offers volunteer vacations in countries such as: Ecuador, Brazil, Uganda, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Madagascar, Zambia, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Honduras and Vietnam. For more information call 800-985-4864 or visit http://www.i-to-i.com , for media inquiries please contact Alexia Nestora, http://www.voluntourismgal.com