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“Well Worth a Visit for adults and children alike” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ladli Vocational Training Center

Ladli Vocational Training Center
Ranked #64 of 240 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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Well Worth a Visit for adults and children alike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

I spent a tiny little bit of money and bought fabulous gifts for everyone back home. All made on the premises by the women of Ladli. The welcome we got was great and Ladli really are trying to make a difference by providing homes, street schools, vocational training and a crisis help line to the most needy street children of Jaipur (ladli.org). We did not feel forced into buying anything but the cards, book marks, key rings and necklaces I bought were fabulous. Touching atmosphere and a soft approach to educating we tourists. Well worth a visit.

Visited April 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

Hard to find even for experienced taxi drivers, but it's interesting to see how they figure it out. Very friendly even if you show up unannounced. Buy some jewelry--it's inexpensive and very nice. No credit cards so bring some cash.

Visited July 2012
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“THE place for doing souvenir shopping!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2012

We were very touched by the ladli organisation. Not only do they take care of so may girls and boys from the streets, they really know the children. The training center is a perfect place to buy gifts for people back home. Gifts with a meaning and creating awareness for these problems in India. But also the shelter home a few kilometers away was very touching. They did not know we were coming. Which is always the best way to visit a project. Everything was clean, the children were well dressed, eating a good meal when we arrived. Also children from the neighbourhood are welcome for meals of parents can not afford it. The children all go to school. This project need funds, so please go there and buy souvenirs here!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ladli means loving people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

This is my second visit to Ladli as I frequently visit Jaipur city as a part of travel business. Being a part of travel industry since many years, we have learned and gained knowledge on responsible travel, tourism and supporting local grassroots and I personally think thish
project deserves more attention and support.... They have incredible operations with very small amount of investment on resources, infrastructure and man power.... The centre is situated in almost very normal area which gives you complete look and view of real India and life of most common people.... The centre has basic strcture but full of child friendly components.... In one word you will find engegatic faces all around full of smiles and satisfaction...... the children there actually enjoy joyous environment with learning and that is too far from the chaotic street life.....

My personal suggestions, when you visit charity projects in India:

1. Don't trust hotel people, local cab drivers, guides etc. In my case when I first visited this project 8 months back... The hotel people misguided and told me that Ladli has been permanently closed and they have stopped their operations. I don't want to mention the name of hotel here but it was completely unethical as the same day I hired a good tuk tuk and managed to visit this great project. However, the drive of tuk tuk told me that Ladli centre never pays any payouts or commissions and due to the same reason they face negative publicity.

2. Ladli has only centre in Jaipur... Check www.Ladli.org

3. While visiting charities, refer their organisational and child protection policy

4. Be cautious especially about giving donation proposals to charities beforehand as credible and accountable organisations will take it in other sense. Giving donations and contributions to organisations generally involves a process which includes due-diligence, personal visit, research etc.

Visited April 2012
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“Heartwarming”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2012

The Ladli School visit really highlights the problems India still faces today. It is heartwarming to meet the girls and the people running the school. I purchased several items and would recommend everybody in Jaipur visits Ladli.

Visited June 2012
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