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March 2017

July Trip Dates to India Announced

March 1st, 2017|Featured News, India Project|

Registration now open for July 2017 Trip It's official! We're leading a group to the Bichli Haveli project July 10-21, 2017. We'll be working with the local community to restore a 140-year-old haveli (nobleman's house) and rehabilitate the surrounding neighborhood. See Rajasthan the RWI Way For over two decades, Restoration Works International has been offering tour participants a remarkable [...]

December 2016

#GivingTuesday Goal Met!

December 6th, 2016|Featured News, India Project|

You did it! THANK YOU from all of us at Restoration Works International. We’re off to a great start for the Bichli Haveli project because of your generosity. Namaste, friends!

November 2016

Thank you!

November 30th, 2016|Featured News, India Project|

Because of your generosity on Giving Tuesday, $1,700 has been raised toward hiring the local crew for the first month of work at the Bichli Haveli project in India. $1,700 puts us well on the way to what's needed help create new jobs in Udaipur. By making a donation, you can help get us the [...]

New video from our project in Udaipur, India

November 28th, 2016|Featured News, India Project|

On this annual day of giving back, we are exhilarated and hopeful about the meaningful work that is beginning soon in India. Over the next few years, with our Indian partners and our trip participants, we will be restoring the Bichli Haveli in the old city of Udaipur, and embarking on a series of socio-economic [...]

Our new project! Help us kick it off on Nov 29th

November 26th, 2016|Featured News, India Project|

We are delighted to announce we are officially moving forward with the Bichli Haveli project in Udaipur, India! Our advance team's trip to the site last month confirmed that our partners and the project will be a good fit for our mission of using volunteer tourism to help communities restore their heritage sites, and, in [...]

October 2016

Team to visit Bichli Haveli in Udaipur, India this October

October 6th, 2016|Featured News, India Project|

Photo by Ravi Dhingra Our advance team is preparing for seven days on site at the Bichli Haveli this month. They'll be meeting with our partners (the Mehta family), potential collaborators (other nonprofits already doing good work in the community), and the community. The team will be providing input about community engagement, logistics, site work, [...]

July 2016

Be the first on site in Udaipur, India this October

July 29th, 2016|Featured News, India Project|

Join Restoration Works International on an exploratory trip, October 18-27, 2016, to one of our future projects in Udaipur, India: the Bichli Haveli. As a participant, you'll be among the first RWI volunteers to arrive on site, and you'll play an important role in pre-program preparations by providing input about community engagement, logistics, site work, local programs [...]

Chhairo update – reconstruction of eastern structure and replastering

July 26th, 2016|Nepal Project|

Over the last few months, the Chhairo community has reaffirmed its support for the gompa restoration. When the district provided development funding to the villagers, they decided to use some of it to rebuild the gompa's eastern structure opposite the new kitchen block. (Volunteers may remember the dilapidated structure that was there.) They also used [...]

April 2016

Chhairo update – kitchen block and gyalpo progress

April 29th, 2016|Featured News, Nepal Project|

Thanks to your generosity during our #GivingTuesday campaign on December 1st and your end-of-year gifts, we met our goal of raising the last $10,000 needed to complete RWI's financial commitment to Chhairo. With the funds raised, the last of the work is underway. Second Story of Visitor/Kitchen Block Begun Now that the weather is getting [...]

Future project plans

April 29th, 2016|Featured News, India Project, Mongolia Project, Nepal Project|

Restoration Works International's board of directors is actively evaluating potential projects in India and Thailand: a haveli (townhouse) and a cinema, respectively. Both are exciting projects that have the potential of truly helping the associated community while offering volunteers a unique and meaningful way to give back. We're also establishing relationships with communities in Cuba, [...]