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Schools

Lotus Flower Trust is delighted to offer the opportunity for schools across the UK to take part in our life-changing projects. During a visit to India, students have the potential to play an important role in the development and construction of projects, whilst growing individually as confident leaders and team players, building social skills and learning about other cultures.

What opportunities do we offer?

We tailor programmes specifically for schools, providing the greatest scope for both project development and for students to gain personally from a life-changing visit. We can currently accommodate a maximum of four schools per year although we are looking to expand upon this availability.

As part of the bespoke programme, students will take responsibility for elements of planning and fundraising, whilst the school benefits from the considerable expertise of the Lotus Flower Team before, during and after the visit. During the visit, students will experience the real India, learn about different cultures and take part in exciting expeditions including trekking. Safety is of paramount importance and you can be assured that every element of the visit is carefully planned and managed.

For schools, we also offer long-term partnerships for project involvement and integration into your curriculum. We are currently looking for three schools to participate in projects in India.

We would encourage student participants, not parents, to fundraise in order to cover the cost of the project. Parents need to cover travel costs only.

Take the first step and get in touch – we will be happy to answer any questions you may have: Contact Us

After getting in touch, we can organise a presentation day to explain more about these opportunities to staff, students and teachers.

“Nothing has made me appreciate the smallest things more than India.”

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Further Information:

What Can I Expect?

Interested to know what students will experience during a trip to India?

Whether you are visiting India to work on a project as an individual, with business colleagues or your fellow students, most trips follow a similar structure.

Travel within India can be varied depending on the project and area. This can include travelling off-road via Jeep, day or night trains, trekking or, occasionally, coaches.  You will either stay in a variety of hotels, or camp in beautiful locations. Whilst working on the projects, you will get the chance to meet local dignitaries, the Panchayat (village committee), children, families and other characters!

When not working on the projects, you will have the opportunity to visit cultural sites such as the Taj Mahal, Ghandi’s grave and the Lotus Temple, as well as experiencing stunning views of the Himalayas, National Parks and the varied wildlife India has to offer.

Most importantly, you will meet the communities directly affected by our work and witness lives changed forever.

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When Can We Go?

All our trips are scheduled to avoid extremes in climate – normally we can accommodate three school expeditions in the summer holiday period, with trips also possible in the spring and autumn holidays.

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“If we have managed to improve, even by a miniscule amount, the hardships of life in the remote village of Tarsaal, we have, without doubt, done a great deed.” 

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