Hands On India is a not-for-profit, secular charity organisation that was born out of the dream to help children achieve their optimal potential through education, health care and empowering the community.

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  • Runs annual volunteer trips; taking teams of 30 chiropractors for 2 weeks to provide ‘hands on’ musculo-skeletal care for those working in hard labour; breaking riverbed rocks and on tea plantations
  • Funds 7 schools (over 700 children) to provide quality education for children who were previously amongst 1in 4 children working in child labour
  • Funds 2000 women in Women’s Empowerment Groups; helping women gain economic independence to further their family, and community’s education and standard of living
  • Works to enhance the health and well-being of local communities in Siliguri, India
  • Partners with local, community-based, Indian NGO’s who demonstrate cultural and social sensitivity and work with community and government structures when administering their NGO support strategies

Help Us By:

  • Donating funds- 100% of money raised goes to the communities in Siliguri
  • Volunteering to attend our next Hands On India trip
  • Assisting us with fundraising events
  • Becoming a member or sponsor today


Hands On India officially formed in 2016 following several years of university student organised trips which began in 2005. Initially, Chiropractor, Dr Brett Dellar and a group of Murdoch University students visited Siliguri, a remote community in the far North East of India to volunteer chiropractic and basic medical care. The student trip was such a success the program formally evolved into the Hands On India organisation as it stands today.


One of my Seva Kendra Staff Mr. Bir Singh Lepcha died very suddenly at 7.30 pm today(5.7.2017). He had reported to duty and was as usual working very quietly on annual accounts(audit). For lunch he had gone home but didn't return for duty, at around 4 he called his companion to take him to the doctor, before that he had informed me that he was having diarrhea n vomiting. When our staff reached his house he was in pain and had vomited blood, immediately he was brought to Nivedita nursing home close by. I saw him at 5pm n prayed over him. His condition did not improve inspite of emergency care, by 7.30 he breathed his last. We couldn't believe his so sudden demise.

He was extremely pleasant, duty conscious, helpful to all n would never hurt any one. Committed Christian and a very sincere soul. We have indeed lost a very faithful staff. He was nearly 20 years in Seva Kendra.

May God grant him eternal rest.

Our sincere n heartfelt condolences to his family.

Seva Kendra n the diocese of Bagdogra will remain always grateful to his committed service. RIP

(Please pass on the news to those who had known him.)
Fr Felix
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Here it is - your chance to join Noel Patterson and his team on Hands on India 2018! ... See MoreSee Less

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Amazing footage a herd of elephants moving through tea plantations in Siliguri region. (the quality improves so watch to the end) ... See MoreSee Less

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After a busy day spent in our assessment clinics, today we ran our worming program successfully at 3 of our sponsored Rock Breaking Schools 😁 ... See MoreSee Less

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