GRC Orientation – September 2018

GRC Orientation – September 2018

In the month of September, FSL-India hosted 5 Long-Term Volunteers from the German Red Cross (Germany). For this orientation, FSL-India organized different events for the exchange of ICL (Inter-Cultural Learning) at ICSA, Chennai from 2nd-5th September.

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Danish volunteers from Sentio with Dinesh at Mysore – Like Bees in the Land of Jasmine

Danish volunteers from Sentio with Dinesh at Mysore – Like Bees in the Land of Jasmine

In the month of September, the Cultural Visit was held on 1st and 2nd September 2018 with 3 volunteers at Mysore. The Sentio volunteers from Denmark named Ena, Anne and Maria were taken to Mysore which is known as Karnataka’s ‘Cultural City’. The FSL-India group visited cultural and historical places which are located in and around Mysore. This month, the cultural visit was focused on an actual cultural experience.

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Insights on Final Evaluation – NH17 Volunteers

Insights on Final Evaluation – NH17 Volunteers

About Kundapur/India

I deeply fell in love with Kundapur and I made it my second home. I have my bus conductor, the workers at my juice shop, the women at the medical store, the friendly couple at the ice cream parlour, our neighbour and more, whom I would greet every daym and have small talk with them. These are some of the people who made my experience here so good, and who made me feel like this is my home.

I can’t imagine a better country for my volunteer service.

About the Projects:

For sure, I will reduce the plastic waste of my previous consumption. Also, I am thinking about joining an organisation to build more awareness about that topic, because we have only this world, and we should take care of it.

About Host Families:

I couldn’t think of a better place to have stayed here.

My host mother treated me like a daughter in the beginning, and tried to share everything what they have with me.

During the year, I saw and felt that I became a real family member with a lovely family around me, and that was by far, the best experience in my whole year.

Had a great experience overall, was hosted with a lot of sympathy.

Personally:

I gained a lot of patience, I became more open-minded, flexible, calm, and I was able to get many new perspectives. I think this will all help me with my personal development and future life.

I learnt that different cultures give more importance to things that I might not see as important.

Learnt some teaching skills, more discipline, to be more responsible.

Voluntary service is a great opportunity to live in another country and culture. It helped me a lot and increased my understanding. I am very happy to have had have this opportunity.

About FSL-India  

The ‘international -ness’at at the centre,  thus meeting people from all around the world.

FSL will be remembered for always.

Let’s talk about Ben: Joylyn Andrade, Arivu Samsthe – Regular Teaching Project

Let’s talk about Ben: Joylyn Andrade, Arivu Samsthe – Regular Teaching Project

It’s always a pleasure to work with FSL-India’s volunteers. This year, we had Benjamin Elias Staudenmaier from BMZ/AFS, Germany and it was a great experience. Ben is a versatile person and name the work, he would do it.

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Drawings create awareness on environment protection: Deccan Herald, 25th August 2018

Drawings create awareness on environment protection: Deccan Herald, 25th August 2018

FSL-India’s student volunteers from Germany and Italy came out with a unique approach to sensitise the local students on environment protection.

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AIPC Summer Teen Camp on Women Empowerment, Bangalore & Mysore – 4th July-24 July 2018

AIPC Summer Teen Camp on Women Empowerment, Bangalore & Mysore – 4th July-24 July 2018

11 volunteers from Spain spent time in India for 3 weeks, for a  Summer Camp on the theme of Women Empowerment.

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Work Camp at Jodhpur, August 2018

Work Camp at Jodhpur, August 2018

We participated in a work camp at Jodhpur, which was organized by FSL-India. We had a completely fulfilling experience in these 2 weeks. We have been in a public school almost 8 days and we got a wonderful opportunity to teach some Basic English and to play with the local schoolchildren.

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My voluntary service in India – Janna Koop, BMZ/IJGD

My voluntary service in India – Janna Koop, BMZ/IJGD

My voluntary service in India has been an amazing and unique experience. And even though I am looking forward to meet my family and friends again soon, I will miss India a lot…

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Kundapur Orientation – August 2018

Kundapur Orientation – August 2018

In the month of August 2018, FSL-India Kundapur hosted 64 Long Term Volunteers, i.e. 59 from Germany, 1 from France, 2 from Italy, 1 from Austria and 1 from Japan at our CEL (Centre for Experiential Living), Kundapur.

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Agriculture work at Mount Rosary Institution, Alangar

Agriculture work at Mount Rosary Institution, Alangar

Since the beginning of August, FSL-India’s volunteer Jonathan has gained 2 new companions from Germany. As Mother Superior Sister Priscilla and Monseignor Pinto, the Heads of the project, had such a good impression of FSL-India’s volunteer work, they invited more FSL-India volunteers to work in their ashram. Jonathan is here since April, and Jan and Josia joined him 4 months after. Jan supports Jonathan in the agricultural sector and Josia works in a nearby school.

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Open Camp – CEL, Kundapur

Open Camp – CEL, Kundapur

I am Chiara from Italy. I spent 3 weeks working in different projects. I did some activities in the field for the sustainable agriculture project: I collected the leaves for the compost, collected mango seeds in the garden and replanted them, managed all the steps to do bottle plants and finally I helped with the plantation of trees in the school.

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