December 27th, 2010
Watch into MuchMusic’s special presentation of Degrassi In India on Wednesday, December 29 at 8pm ET!
In August 2010, through the continued partnership with Free The Children, fourteen Degrassi cast members helped build a school for an impoverished community in Udaipur, India. When not working on the educational facility, the cast immersed themselves in the culture of India. Combining the morning ritual of yoga and meditation, with Hindi classes, exploring markets, riding camels, and meeting children within the community, the trip proved to be a life-changing experience.
Find out what cast member Jessica Tyler thought of her experience in India and check out photo’s from the trip, as well as the one word that each cast member would use to describe their trip! For more information about Free the Children or to see how you can get involved, please go to www.freethechildren.com. We Day is Thursday September 30.
Traveling to India has been one of my greatest accomplishments. I still remember how I felt getting on that plane to leave. I remember thinking, “I’m going across the world without my family for two weeks.” I was terrified. But India quickly became like home. Surrounded by close friends and a community that welcomed us with open arms, they became my new family for the two weeks, and I couldn’t have asked for better people to be there with. That’s something I noticed while there – everyone is so nice! There wasn’t a moment where I felt unsafe.
India brought out my true colours. I felt like a kid again dancing in the rain, playing games, and hanging out with children! They really did change me and I thank them for that. They taught me to be who I am, the crazy, outgoing me, and not to hold anything back. They taught me to give people a chance, to believe in others, and to have trust. I’ll always remember their beautiful smiles and warm hearts. Those kids will always be remembered in my mind forever. I really do miss them.
India was amazing. It will never be forgotten. :)
Check out more from the cast of Degrassi’s trip to India!Tweet