Round the World with Us founders, Teresa Keller and Doug Tilden, recently anchored the development of a Children International Community Center in Bawana India as well as an English as a second Language Program (ESL) in 11 CI centers in West Bengal.
Teresa and Doug have been inspired by Children International’s youth council and leadership training programs and Children International has been gracious with RTW in helping out with ciriculuum.
Bawana is a “Relocation Community” outside Delhi India. Slum dwellers from the urban core have been moved to the Community over a period of years. The communty is terribly underserved with basic infrastructure and access to assistance and programs that will help break the cycle of poverty.
Children International’s operations in Kolkata and West Bengal have been long established and provide a support and personal growth platform for thousands of youth in the area. The new ESL program has been enthusiasctially embaced by the initial 450 youth enrolled in the program.