Poiple Shadow Charity Website

Goa Blog & Prices

For the last 10 years I have been volunteering and working for charity in Goa. The majority of this time was spent with the charity 'Children Walking Tall' which I founded with a friend. In 2011 at the Trustees request this was passed onto Indian staff to run and manage, however, that did not stop the work I do to help street and slum children in Goa. As many of the children in the area where I live have known me for the majority of their lives they continued to come to me for help, often just basic things with health, education or just advice. So the work has never stopped and I continue to this day.

More recently Children and Supporters alike have asked me to start another charity which will enable me to continue to help the children. Further to this end I have created a new project which will hopefully grow into a more permanent solution for the children that I help. At present I keep a blog of the charity work I do on this my personal website, but I will extend it onto a permanent site later this year. Do check out the charity blog and I am happy for any support people wish to give.

Give to charity - Donate to Street Children Charity As well as the charity work I also spend a lot of time helping visitors to Goa with their questions, and am active in forums, and have created a good deal of helpful information on Goa and provide this free of cost. If you're coming on holiday, or if you live here, you can find cheap rate telephone numbers to give to your family in the UK, or check prices before coming. The aim is to provide useful help for anyone who intends to spend time in Goa. Please spend some time and check out the Taxi prices, Restaurant menus and links provided.

For the latest Goa Information then click here.

Resturaunt Menus

Steak Burger and Chips From Big Banana There is a great selection of restaurant menus to tantalise your taste buds, I generally frequent the more affordable places as that is all I can afford, but high prices doesn't always mean better food as our selection of menus will prove!

Taxi Price Lists

Taxi Prices in Goa, From Train Stations and The Airport Before you arrive, you can get an idea of how much local transport might cost. We have taxi price lists (government approved rates) from the only airport in Goa (Dabolim) and also a couple of the main train stations and the rate from the local market town, Mapusa in the north of Goa.

Weather in Goa

To help new visitors and volunteers we have included a detailed history of the weather that can be found in Goa. Click the sunlinks to each month that has details of the last 7 years of data for the selected month. Using this data will enable visitors to choose the ideal time for their visit.

Online C Forms

C Form Application All foreigners are required to have 'C-Forms' filled in when they stay in a hotel or guest house, for most of us it's not an issue as the hotel fills these in, but if you want to get ahead of the game and sort yours out before reaching Goa then do use our online C-Form generator. Once you have filled in the form and attached a photo, we will return a completed C-Form in PDF format by email, which you can then print and give to your hotel/guest house. This is much easier as these forms are usually required to be done in triplicate.

Please Share Us with your Friends...

PoipleShadow on TwitterPoiple Shadow on FacebookPoipleShadow on Google+Why not like and share my page, especially useful for those who like to keep up to date with what's happening in Goa! :)


The New School YearThe New School Year

June saw the start of the new school year with a number of children, of varying ages being enrolled in schools, many for the first time. As well as helping the parents complete the paper work associated with enrolment, we also helped several children change schools which meant getting leaving certificates from their old...

Apna Ghar, Govt Children's Home, GoaApna Ghar, Govt Children's Home, Goa

Many of the families that we help are rag pickers by profession and are often seen with suspicion by locals and rarely get the respect they deserve. People don't realise that these families spend day after day sifting through the rubbish that the average Indian throws away in the street. Many locals and probably more so...

A Midnight CallA Midnight Call

During the school holidays several of the older children like to enjoy their independence and look for a part time job so they can earn a little extra pocket money. Many children head to the local car wash centres, spend the day rag picking or work in restaurants and hotels.

Sunil, one of the older boys had been...

Dance LessonsDance Lessons

Earlier this year Declan and his amazingly talented friends raised money at Ash in Arambol to support the street and slum kids in Mapusa.

Since Declan and his group comprise of a cast of dancers, musicians and entertainers, Declan is always driven to supporting children in the arts. We are glad to say that several...