Who We Are
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.
What We Do
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.