My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Gabriel Project Mumbai, Bergenfield, NJ, USA
I would like to introduce you to a volunteering organization that I took part of on my big trip to India after the army. Gabriel Project Mumbai is a volunteering organization in the slums in Mumbai. When I got there I was in shock! So many people, colors and mostly poverty. My friends and I lived in a condo in Thana, a city close to Mumbai and every day we drove with a van that took us into the slums. It is impossible to describe the happiness and bright eyes of these sweet children as soon as we entered their classrooms (which is a small eluminum tent). Even though we did not understand their language and they didn't understand ours, with our amazing translator we were able to comunicate with them and get close to them. With just the warmth and love between us and them was enough to make a real change. The project was two and a half months and during which our goal was to open their eyes to the great and wonderful world of opportunities and experiences. We brought in people from outside professionals (doctors, architects, etc.) and told them about our personal world and did activities on different cultures and countries. I can safely say that it was the best experience I had in life and regardless of the amazing and unique India, I'm so glad I was able to incorporate volunteering as well, I got to know the real India behind the landscapes and treks. GPM is like a family and everyone who joins very quickly will be a part of it.