Important Announcement

Adventure Ashram has an important announcement to make. Fritha Vincent, our CEO, has decided to stand down after 7 years of leadership working with our trustee board. Her decision is driven by her desire to focus on another social enterprise she has created in India, Secret Projects. We are delighted to share that going forward she will continue to work with Adventure Ashram on special projects and join our group of committed supporters. Adventure Ashram would like to take this opportunity to thank Fritha for her hard work and commitment on behalf of our supporters, charity leaders and the children and families we have supported in India. Thank you Fritha! Please watch Fritha's video e

Roy Clark: Adventure Story

I first visited India in 2009 which, for me, was more about riding a motorbike somewhere different than it was about meeting new people. The trip changed my outlook on life, I met people that had very little but were insistent on sharing what they did have with me. The children were happy and didn't need the trappings of modern life, such as phones and computers, that many people need to be happy with life. During my various trips to India since then I have met many, many people and there is one particular person that always sticks in my head. During my first trip, I met a group of about 30 children in a little town and spent some time with them. They all wanted to shake my hand and have the

Sue Mason: Adventure Story

I had travelled to India in the late 1980’s and had been struck by the friendliness and beauty of her people, especially the children. It was many years before I returned in January 2015 as a volunteer with Adventure Ashram. I was privileged to work alongside Doc in the children’s’ crèches in and round Kodaikanal. Despite their poverty the children were all beautifully turned out in clean clothes with immaculate hair. Their smiles were infectious and they were polite and well behaved, yet curious and keen to attract my attention. I also spent several days in the local charity hospital doing some drop-in clinics with the help of an interpreter. I remember one man who had been feeling very tir

Stories from the Field - meet Preethi, one of our sponsored children and family!

"Hi, Greetings to you all. I'm so happy to share my school life here. My name is Preethi, I live in the village called Chokkanally which is in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve. I live with my lovely mom and my younger brother. When I was about 6 years old my sick dad was killed by a wild elephant. I was told by my mom to discontinue my studies and stay at home so that I can help my mom when she goes for the daily wages. I loved my studies, school, class mates and travelling to school every day. When my mom told me to discontinue my studies, I felt that my heart was stopped. I mourned and cried lot but my mom refused to hear me, because who will take care of my needs? Now I'm studying in 10th standard

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