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New Delhi, India October 9th- 15th, 2017

Reimagine Education

This expedition will immerse you in the strengths and weaknesses of Delhi’s education system. Education in Delhi is the focus of Effect.org’s work; you’ll speak with nonprofits and visit Effect.org Schools to see ideas in action. You’ll then create tech-focused solutions to Effect’s biggest issues in our education Hackathon.

Questions? Email us expeditions@effect.org


"I know it's cliche, but this trip changed my life."
Elyse May, Google

During this expedition, a team of volunteers will participate in an incredible opportunity to see and understand education in India.

Since 2010, Effect.org has been working in India to create quality, affordable education. With Effect.org staff, you’ll visit our schools, learn about various education models, and failures & successes of the education system.

Expedition Details
The team’s biggest goal is to leverage each individual’s technical skills during a Hackathon. You’ll spend 4 days learning about the barriers that Effect Schools faces and the Hackathon working on solutions.

Whether you are a marketer, HR, developer or have other skills, every professional background assists in making this Hackathon successful!

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Travel through New Delhi visiting Effect.org schools, learning about education models, and successes & failures of India’s education system.


Working with a team of fellow volunteers, you will come up with solutions to barriers that are presented by Effect Schools. Coding, marketing, designing, all skills are needed to make this happen!

Make a difference

You’ll have the chance to see and understand how education works in India. Working with nonprofits and applying your everyday skills, you’ll create solutions to help change communities. Most importantly, you will see the consequences that exists when there are barriers to education.


Working directly with Effect Schools, you’ll help with the biggest problems they face. Your projects will be provided with grant funding so the ideas are actually implemented.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • All meals & drinks (non alcoholic)
  • All in country travel
  • Pre-program fundraising support
  • In country safety training

What's Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Visa
  • Vaccinations


Land in India. Check in at hotel.
Day One of Volunteering Induction and training program. Visit Effect.org headquarters
Day Two of Volunteering Travel to Effect.org schools outside of Delhi Interact with parents and locals to learn about education in their community
Day Three of Volunteering Spend half day alongside local nonprofits and leaders that work on issues within the education sector Visit slums in India, understand mentality around education
Culture Day - Visit Taj Mahal Spend time brainstorming and discussing what we learned during the week.
Spend time visiting Effect.org schools Hackathon starts
Hackathon Final presentations Wrap up meeting

Meet Your Expedition Leaders

Sandy Singh

Program Director

Starting her career in marketing and events for corporate america, Sandy turned her attention to international development when she moved to India and scaled programs centered around Social Enterprise throughout the country. Sandy administered and created programs both helping the homeless and preventing homelessness in her hometown of Turlock, CA. Sandy has a true passion for everything India, is addicted to coffee and loves boxing, reading, and travel!

Casey Allred

CEO / Founder

Hailing from a small town in Idaho (USA), Casey’s love of international development started at age 19, as he lead others in life changing activities in Albania for 2 years. He started Effect.org in 2010, opening a school in rural Bihar, India. Passionate about filmmaking, he produced Stolen Innocence, a documentary exposing human trafficking. In 2015, Casey led the largest volunteer group rebuilding after the Nepal earthquake. An outdoor fanatic, Casey is happiest in the mountains and loves getting out on his bicycle.

Aashima Khosla

Deputy Grant Manager

Aashima's passion for social development pushed her to pursue her Masters in Social Work. She started her career in the field of Development Sector Consulting where she worked with several Indian government bodies and ministries to undertake extensive research and strategy to improve stakeholder engagement and last mile delivery of government programs. She loves working with children and now aims to use her skill set to add value to their lives. She is an avid reader, does not go anywhere without her Kindle, and loves Zumba and power yoga.


2 Expedition reviews
Michael Schwab

This was the most amazing trip and experience I have ever had in my life. Not only do I feel I was able to have an impact on the schools effect.org currently has opened but feel our work will be instrumental in opening several more. I also made friends I will have for the rest of my life and formed special bonds that will never be forgotten.

Nathan Maton

Pretty solid. I enjoyed getting to learn a lot about education in India, meet new people and felt we were able to leverage our expertise to help in a short period of time. I came back with a much better appreciation for challenges for education in India and hope to stay involved!


Education affects everything. From lowering mortality rate to decreasing birth defects and increasing health, education benefits are seen at almost all avenues of life. Education lowers crime rate, lowers exploitation and is the best way to break the poverty cycle.
The total cost of the trip is $5,000 plus flights; however, corporate match programs means that you’ll only need to pay or fundraise 50% i.e. $2,500. Each volunteer is responsible for knowing their company match program.
  • You can either pay yourself or fundraise. We have found from previous trips that those who fundraise usually get more involved and gain a richer experience in country.
  • You’ll need to pay $250 deposit to secure your place (This will also go towards your final balance) Your first payment will be $1,250.
  • Balance of $1,000 is due one month before the departure of the expedition. First payment can be refunded if volunteer changes their mind 7 days after the first payment (5% processing fee). 30 days before the trip starts refunds will be given at 50%. Beyond 30 days Effect.org will not refund the expedition.
  • Please rest assured that the Effect.org team will give you advice and guidance on fundraising!
    Friday, August 4th: Application deadline
    Tuesday, August 8th: Communication sent to applicants.
    Tuesday, August 22nd: $1,250 deposit due to Effect.org Tuesday, September 5th: Deadline for flight payment.
    Tuesday, September 19th: Final balance of $1,000 due
    You’ll have the unique opportunity to feel, see and understand at the ground level the education sector in India. Education is a basic right but many children grow up without the chance to learn. Education determines achievements, potential and opportunities to join the workforce. Quality education gives children the biggest head start in life. However, illiteracy is a bigger problem in India than any other country in the world. Although there are both strengths and weaknesses in the educations sector in India, it's an important issue that desperately requires imagination to enhance it. Applying your everyday skills, you’ll be able to create solutions to help save lives. We understand how important it is to disconnect from your daily routine, and we believe this will be a great opportunity for many of you to see the world and to make a real difference using your unique background of experience and skills. Let’s change the world together!

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