No running water, no playgrounds, not even a roof over your head...
It doesn't sound like much of a recipe for happiness.
But when Hugh Van Cuylenberg went to work as a teacher in India, he met some of the happiest kids he had ever seen.
Their joy made them mentally and emotionally strong.
That trip, 11 years ago. inspired The Resilience Project - and on Wednesday (3 April) Hugh is back in Ballarat to inspire locals as well as promote gratitude, empathy and mindfulness -
To book tickets, go to the Wendouree Centre for the Performing Arts website ... http://www.wcpa.com.au/events.aspx
To find out more about The Resilience Project, click here ... https://theresilienceproject.com.au/about-us/