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"Utsaah has been conducting the leadership development program for our prefects’ council for the last 3 years. The program has a right mix of rich experiences and facilitated discussions to engage the children. The program focuses on servant leadership and provokes students to consider leadership as a choice and not a position. We will be happy to recommend this leadership program to any school and am sure that it will do justice to any leadership developmental program."

Arjun Joshi

Director Goodearth Foundation
Eicher Group of Schools

Thank you for providing exceptional trips for our Discover India program. The feedback from participants and staff indicated that they had a very memorable time. The camel caravan trip had previously been done by another tour operator and Utsaah’s ability to take our plan for the trip and make modifications that suited our needs and also incorporated their approach to service and student reflection helped make the trip much better than previous years.

The Utsaah staff was excellent to work with, from a site inspection prior to the trips through follow-up after the completion. Our High School Principal was one of the chaperones on one of Utsaah’s trips and when she returned was clear that she felt that we should continue doing business with you. She also commented that so many details were covered that she didn’t even need the simple evening debriefing tool that we sent staff off with.

Thank you for providing a safe and fun experience for our students. We look forward to many more years of work together.

Ryan McFarland

Discover India Coordinator
American International School Chennai

It is to state that the outdoor education program organized by your efficient and devoted team was just outstanding. Out teachers and students are very appreciative of your efforts at the camp.

Lata Vaidyanathan

Principal, Modern School
Barakhamba Road

Mr. Amit Dasgupta (Director Utsaah Outbound) has been conducting workshops at The Doon School for a couple of years. In particular he conducts the annual leadership workshop for the prefects of the school with follow up sessions interspersed through the year. Amit has a quite sense of humor and a knack of keeping the boys in focus. The workshops are conducted with a healthy combination of activities and theory work, encouraging students to introspect and generating awareness of strengths and weaknesses of the individuals and the group.

Mr. Gupta is an excellent facilitator and does his work with commitment and sincerity. I would recommend him for student workshops and am confident he will achieve the desired results.

Dr. Peter McLaughlin

Headmaster, The Doon School

I worked closely with Raj (Director Utsaah Outbound), as he was known to us, for a period of two weeks when leading a school group on a trip to India. It is difficult to speak highly enough of Raj’s conduct. He surpassed expectations on all levels, and I am yet to meet another individual with comparable professional standards. More impressive was the impact that he made on our pupils. He is extremely knowledgeable and wise in a way that inspired and engaged the whole group. His relentlessly positive attitude was contagious and meant that pupils stayed motivated even when they were ill or tired.

It is also important to mention, particularly from a western perspective, that we always felt completely safe when travelling with Raj. Having Raj at my side put my mind at rest and allowed me to enjoy the experience rather than worrying about potential risk. I have Raj to thank for the success of my trip and would recommend him without reservation; he is true professional and a thoroughly decent person.

Chris Ellison

Assistant Head Teacher
Kennet School, Berkshire, UK

I write in support of Raj Sharma from Utsaah Outbound and in testimony of the personal attributes and qualities which characterize the man, and which he displays at all times. Raj is one of those rare people who inspire trust and affection upon first meeting, and then goes onto totally justify those initial impressions. Raj takes his responsibilities incredibly seriously and there is care and method in all that he does. He sets a wonderfully professional example for his fellow guides and works tirelessly to ensure that all members of the party are safe, well cared for and enjoying their time in India. Naturally personable and sensitive by nature; Raj understands that at times, some individuals will have to overcome personal barriers and he responds accordingly and with compassion.

His enthusiasm, knowledge and empathy are both infectious and empowering for those who spend time in his company. Our trips in India have been truly memorable and life shaping experiences. They are only made possible by the care and professionalism of outstanding individuals like Raj.

I recommend him without hesitation or reservation and would be delighted to have the pleasure of working alongside again in the future.

Chris Hall

Assistant Head teacher: Community
Stratford Girls’ Grammar School, UK.

Dear Deepak (Director Utsaah Outbound),

Thank you profoundly for leading us through this amazing experience. I felt your passion and compassion for the work you do. Thank you for the chance to meet some fantastic people and all the work you did to make this week unforgettable. You have gained my confidence and admiration for your vision. You really “Get” experiential learning and taught me so many things this week.

Angelia

IB coordinator
American International School Chennai

I attended a trip with Utsaah as a chaperone up in Bikaner, Rajasthan with 12 students and 2 adults for a combination of service and adventure and I have to say that it was incredibly run. I think what I appreciate most about the trip was that we as chaperones, not only felt very well informed but also integrated into the process so that we could actually experience the learning with the students and not worry about logistics and keeping things organized. We could live in the moment with the students and have a common experience with them. Safety was never a concern; we always felt that the team was on top of things. We knew we were staying in good places, eating good food and navigating train stations with ease and that was a huge weight off our shoulders. I think what sets the company apart from other companies is their focus on education. One could tell that things were scaffold over the week, increasing the amount of risk that was asked of students in terms of the depth of their own understanding.

Joelle Basnight

High School Principal
American International School Chennai

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Arjun Joshi - Director

Goodearth Foundation

Utsaah has been conducting the leadership development program for our prefects’ council for the last 3 years. The program has a right mix of rich experiences and facilitated discussions to engage the children...more

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