Delegates greeted upon arrival into Delhi and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day will be reserved for resting and/or exploring the city. Delegates have the option of attending an optional welcome dinner near the hotel.
Program officially commences with a group breakfast in the hotel. From there, we will meet with officials at the US Embassy for a country briefing followed by a visit with SightLife, a Seattle-based nonprofit committed to eliminating corneal blindness around the world through training surgeons and other healthcare providers.
City tour of Delhi, including visit to Mahatma Gandhi’s home, followed by a group dinner with local business leaders and philanthropists.
Delegates will enjoy other cultural activities and sightseeing followed by a group dinner and conversation with local leaders such as Skoll Foundation awardees.
Morning and afternoon reserved for additional field site visits with global health organizations, such as PATH and the University of Washington I-TECH program, to learn more about their work in India. Depart Delhi in the early evening for Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.
Group travels by car to Mayurbhanj district in Odisha for a rural field site visit with Landesa, a Seattle-based nonprofit that works with rural farmers to secure land rights. Group will be spending the night in a rural hotel.
Final field site visit with Landesa in the Mayurbhanj district, and return by car to the city of Bhubaneshwar in the afternoon.
Group departs Bhubaneshwar at 10:30 am on a flight bound for Kolkata, West Bengal. After settling into the hotel, the group will meet with Urmi Basu, Founder of the New Light shelter. Group enjoys local fare in the evening.
Group participates in a site visit with Splash, a Seattle-based nonprofit that provides clean water to children through schools. Delegates will travel to local schools to learn more about their clean water systems and visit with their staff.
Delegates experience the city as it enters one of the most vibrant celebrations of the year: The Durga Puja Festival.
Delegation concludes with a final group meal and debrief session. Delegates can remain in Kolkata to enjoy the festivities, or arrange for an extension trip to a location of their choosing.
* This is a tentative agenda and subject to slight changes.