Ben Bianco Penn State INTAG

Ben Bianco Penn State INTAG

Ben Bianco Penn State INTAG

Ben Bianco explained that the Indian tradition of hospitality, while beautiful, can impede visitors from volunteering. “All I did was pick up a jug to help water plants, and it became this huge spectacle -- kids laughing, people taking pictures and elders staring in confusion and disapproval,” he said. For this reason, he came to realize that he could do more good by writing reports and grant applications than doing physical labor. 

IMAGE: Ben Bianco