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.
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.
I am currently working on a map of the Shops in Mapusa Market. It is far from finished but is a great resource so you know the plan of the market as the alleys and bustling stalls can get you turned around.
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