Founded in 2009  by Tushita Travels, for more than 30 years now one of the key actors of the development of the tourism in India, the Tushita Foundation is a trust intended to promote a betterment in the living conditions of the less fortunate in the country.

 

The project’s inception has its roots in the realisation of the widening gap between the have and the have-nots in India, when we decided to contribute with our knowledge, energy and resources in trying to improve the situation, in our small way.

 

Our village community house in Amber, a village chosen because it is a major tourist center to which Tushita wanted to bring recognition, allows us to interact with the population and further advance their living conditions. It is our belief that given proper education and opportunities, everyone can have the chance at succeeding in such a developing country.

 

We aim to spread self-respect and confidence in the context of universal human values, irrespective of caste or creed. Because there cannot be harmonious growth if too many people are left behind,
in a small, connected world, we hope to make a difference.

Taj Mahal
Bharatpur
Samode Palace

The Tushita Foundation serves the people of the village of Amber who have asked for support with their children’s studies. We offer after-school tutoring in English, Art, Geography, History, Sport, Theatre… We also offer the opportunity to well-educated students from the west to come and share their passions with the children of Amber.

 

We invite regularly foreign students from top Universities around the world who help with teaching English and organizing extra-curricular activities such as drawing, dancing, singing, gardening, and other creative endeavours aimed at empowering the children.

 

We offer the volunteers free housing in the pink city of Jaipur, home-cooked food and private transportation to and from the village of Amber. The volunteers have to bear the costs of travelling to India and pay for their Indian Visa, though.

 

Last, but not least, being travel agents and cultural facilitators, we love to take the children on memorable excursions. The pupils of the Tushita Foundation have already visited the Taj Mahal, the Amber Fort on elephant back, the City Palace and the Observatory in Jaipur, the painted havelis in Shekhawat. They have even been invited by the House of Samode to visit their Palace and have lunch in style in their splendid gardens.

Every afternoon in Amer, more than 150 children aged from 3 to 15 spend their time at the Tushita Foundation learning from our teachers and from volunteers who come from top Universities around the world like the Institute of Political Science in Paris, la Sorbonne, SOAS, King’s College, University of Chicago, Harvard University, Milan Politecnico and more.

 

Each volunteer shares her/his knowledge and passion with the children and the teachers working on English grammar, theatre, geography, literature, history, architecture…

 

Thanks to their support and enthusiasm, we have so far organized two plays, The Magic Peacock (2012) and A Day at the Tushita Foundation (2014), thus giving the children an opportunity to act in front of their families and their classmates. They have started and keep on working on the Book of Me; they have learned the rudiments of rugby and have made objects out of discarded plastic bottles. They have read “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint Exupery and have written their own book, “Creatures of The Tushita Foundation. They have painted a mural on the walls of their play-ground.

Along the Gange
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Rural Rajasthan
Royalty and wilderness
Enchanting cities
The heart of India
A Southern sojourn
The Deccan empire
Wellness
Wildlife
Beach
Ananda in the Himalayas
Vana Malsi Estate
Swaswara
Shreyas yoga retreat
Kalari Kovilakom
Niraamaya retreats Surya Samudra
Samode Safari Lodge