city of Jaipur is a major Indian tourist attraction. It is the
capital of the desert state of Rajasthan, home to many palaces
and forts, and is close to both Delhi and the Taj Mahal. The
city is also a major destination for foreign business people
involved in the jewellery, textile, handicraft and paper industries.
We place posters
and leaflets in local hotels and advertise in the city guide
and tourist map. We invite locals and visitors to Jaipur to
come to Ladli. Those that respond are collected free of charge
and shown a nearby Ladli centre.
past one and half year, 2 thousand People from
over 15 countries have come to Ladli. Their response
has been overwhelmingly positive.
Visitors are greeted at
the brightly coloured gates of Ladli and welcomed in the traditional
Indian manner. They are told a little about the project and are then
invited to walk around, take photos and interact with the children.
The children enjoy visitors; they like the attention and the chance
to practise English.
Visitors also have the
opportunity to buy some the products made by the children as part
of their training. The proceeds, of course, go entirely to the children
and to funding the project.
exception, visitors are delighted by Ladli. They often come expecting
to stay fifteen or so minutes, but rarely leave in less than an hour
or two. Many rank seeing and interacting with the children as the
highlight of their trip. Those buying products or making donations
are also pleased to have found an effective and trustworthy way to
help street children. Visitors to India see the problems of street
children. They want to help but know that giving to beggars is not
the solution. Ladli can be
a bridge between visitors and street children.
If you Travel Jaipur for vacations, business or for some other work, please Visit Ladli. You can do some voluntary work, visit street children, play with children, talk to girls & boys, teach them, help them or even shopping for a cause.