The second most populous country in the world has a lot to offer, with its rich intellectual history, its multiethnic culture and the variety of its urban and natural landscapes, India is the perfect destination for anyone willing to expand their vision and perspective of the world. Holding the 112th place in terms of contribution to the SDGs, the lambda Exchange Participant in India has a lot to offer to the country when it comes to societal impact with its limitless opportunities for all SDGs.
Because traveling is the only way to prove all those stereotypes wrong.
When I first decided to volunteer in India, all my friends and family told me that there's nothing interesting there. They all insisted that it would be a mistake. That I would regret it. India is a dangerous place, they said, I will only be exposing myself to a high risk because of the level of crime and rape.
But I just went there. Because traveling is the only way to prove all those stereotypes wrong. And unlike what they predicted, I have no regrets at all.
Manal Mana, a Moroccan Exchange Participant in India