2017 Travel Group To India
The Information Page For Our February 17-25, 2017 Trip To Southern India
Our Travel Partners
Gabe Garavanian of Garavanian Travel
Carole Copeland Thomas, Certified Int'l Tour Manager
Dressed in an Indian Salwar Suit with
Granddaughters Gabby (left) and Julianna (right)
Mission Trip Items To Bring In Your Second Suitcase
Sanitary Napkins (Badly Needed)
Shoulder Messenger Bags For The Pastors*
aka Sling Backpack
*(They will use when riding on their motor scooters)
Plastic Rain Ponchos/Capes (lightweight & foldable)
School Supplies Including…
Please do NOT bring Medicines.
Please do NOT bring diapers.
English is only one of MANY languages spoken in India.
It is preferred that you do NOT bring notebooks or
books for the children.
The Hindu Caste System Of India
We will be visiting Thirumani Village during the trip. This is the village with the Educational Center being supported by the Christina R. Gray Women’s Missionary Society of Bethel AME Church. We will visit other villages and other Educational Centers between the Indian states of Tamil Nadu (where Chennai is located) and Andhra Pradesh, a nearby state
(See the map of India.)
Many of the people that AME India serves are the Dalits…the salt of the earth of India. They are known as “outcastes” when referencing the Caste system that has historically been a part of the Hindu faith. More than 80% of Indians are Hindu.
We will meet MANY Dalits on our trip.
(See the Caste system triangle on this page.)
Trip Orientation, Information and Resources
Orientation Session #1
Orientation Session #3