Since 2009 we are running a primaryschool in a Village of Bodhgaya/ Bihar in northern India. Bihar is considered as one of the poorest and underdeveloped states of India and acess to good education is rare in the rural areas. Bodhgaya is the place where the historical Buddha "Siddartha Gautama" was enlightened under a Bodhitree. Bodhgaya is a pilgrimage side for many Buddhists from all over the world.
An NGO was founded after several years of travelling the world. When Michael met his good friend and Chairman of the project,they decited to run a soupkitchen for the poorest families in the surrounding villages. The soupkitchen soon became a primary school with 130 children nowadays. The NGO gets funded by donations mainly from Germany, the US and more european countries.
In order to become more selfsustainable Michael and Murari have started a Guesthouse in 2012 which is attached to the Ngo.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
-Travellers who stay will get an authentic picture of local village life.
-You will get amazing cultural access of Bihari culture in the villages that as a tourist wouldn't be accessible.
- Learn indian cooking with our lovely cook sushma Ji.
- Experience Bodhgaya the place of Buddhas Enlightment and join a Vipassana meditation course.
- Learn more about Buddhism. There are many buddhist monasteries from lots of different asian countries that you can visit.
Meet other travellers that stay at our guesthouse.
ART PROJECTS WITH THE STUDENTS
We are looking for helpers that would like to do art projects with our students at both Primary schools in Bodhgaya India.
One of our schools is a primary school for girls in a rural village called Karma.
The school doesnt have an art teacher and it would be wonderful if we could find a person who wants to be creative with the children there.
We have plenty of walls that can be painted. Also we appreciate your ideas and creative passion.
You can realise your own projects and we gratefully let you do it.
If you need material such as paper, paints, brushes and other things we will happily pay for it.
The children will be very grateful.
There is no fixed amount of hours that you have to work. For us it is important that you feel relaxed here and work when you feel comfortable.
We are looking forward hearing from you
Simple single room with a fan and outside bathrooms.
Food is included and we serve you traditional Indian meals. You are also welcome to learn Indian cooking from our cook.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
2 hours per day