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New Delhi, India February 26th- 4th, 2018

Explore Education in India with Tristen and Indy

Join Tristen Ikaika and Indy Blue on a 7 day expedition to New Delhi, India filled with adventure and learning about the Indian education system. All participants will have the opportunity to learn directly from Effect.org leadership, understand the consequences when children don’t have access to education and come up with solutions to barriers faced at Effect International Schools.

Questions? Email us expeditions@effect.org


"My first expedition to India with Effect.org was a life changing experience, I will never forget it, and can't wait to go back!"
Tristen Ikaika

Join Tristen Ikaika and Indy Blue on a 7 day expedition to New Delhi, India filled with adventure and learning about the Indian education system. All participants will have the opportunity to learn directly from Effect.org leadership, understand the consequences when children don’t have access to education and come up with solutions to barriers faced at Effect International Schools.

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7 Days



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Passport & Visa


In-Country Food & Transportation



Travel through New Delhi visiting Effect.org schools, learning about education models, and successes & failures of India’s education system. Be prepared to check out some famous sites while there.


Working with a team of fellow volunteers, you will come up with solutions to barriers that are presented by Effect Schools. 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 the Effect.org Academic team 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.


The money raised for this expedition will be used for operational expenses while on the ground and programs at the school.

What's Included

  • All meals & drinks (non alcoholic)
  • All in country travel
  • Accommodation (while lodging is booked by us, the cost is not included in the base price)

What's Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Visa
  • Vaccinations


Make sure you are in Delhi by Sunday. Its the first day for check in, get some rest because its going to be a long week!
Induction and training program. Short and sweet, not boring:) The afternoon will be spent fighting jet lag while we explore the Spice Market.
Be ready to play with the adorable students at Effect Schools. It wont be all fun and games though, volunteers will be co-teaching some classes. We will spend the afternoon learning some basic photography skills from Tristen and Indy. The day will end at the slums, where we will see the consequences of not being educated.
Back to school we go! Today, we spend the morning at another Effect School before spending the afternoon understanding the barriers that Effect Schools face. We end the day speaking with parents, understanding their needs and concerns.
Culture Day - Visit Taj Mahal
Holi! Get ready for some fun in the sun with lots of color.
Hackathon all day!
Hackathon all morning followed by final presentations.
Its not good bye forever, right? See you soon new friends!

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
Nathon Matton

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!

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.


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 team members will learn the scope of the education problem through interactive involvement with nonprofits, local leaders and and by visiting Effect Schools. Illiteracy is a major problem in India. Each team member will learn about the challenges that face children in education, the quality of education, and the accessibility of education. Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with the students, teachers, and administrators at Effect Schools.
The team will be staying in the Pride Plaza hotel in Aerocity, New Delhi.
The team of volunteers will be accompanied by Program Director at Effect.org, Sandy Singh & Casey Allred, CEO of Effect.org. We will also have Tristen and Indy with us for the entirety of the expedition.
The total cost of the trip is $2,495 + the cost of the room type you choose
  • You’ll need to pay a $20.00 application fee
  • You are responsible for your own flights. Round trip tickets cost anywhere from $1,000 - $1,500.
  • While our team books accommodation, the cost is not included in the base price.
  • A photography workshop led by Tristen and Indy.
  • An in-country program manager with extensive expedition experience to deliver the expedition in the field with the group.
  • In country transport, vehicle, food, drinks (non-alcoholic) and equipment.
  • You’ll need to complete a detailed (confidential) medical form
  • You’ll need to have appropriate vaccinations (*we’ll give further guidance on what to have and where to go, but you’ll need to cover the cost).
  • You’ll need to get an e-Visa online before arrival ($60 paid online)
We’ve received a lot of interest for this trip. We choose applicants based on their passion and skillset to ensure each expedition has a diverse group of individuals. Effect Expeditions has several trips planned for 2018 across India, Greece and Nepal, covering issues including Education, the Refugee Ciris and fighting Human Trafficking. In the event that you aren’t selected for this trip, someone from Effect.org staff will be in touch to work with your schedule and place you on an upcoming expedition.
Spaces are limited so apply as soon as possible.
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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