LTV-Winter camp in SRISTI Foundation, Pondicherry

LTV-Winter camp in SRISTI Foundation, Pondicherry

Winter camp Date: 06.10.2014 to 17.10.2014                                Theme & Location: Agriculture , Villupuram

Name of the team leader:  S.Kamalakannan and Ambedkar      Total volunteers in the camp: 9

 

FSL India has organized a winter camp in Villupuram District, Tamilnadu- India. It was the two weeks camp engaged among nine LTV Volunteers with team leaders. The host organization called SRISTI Foundation does work for the mentally disabled community.

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LTV-Winter camp in De- Mercede orphanage, Mangalore

LTV-Winter camp in De- Mercede orphanage, Mangalore

Project: De Mercede Orphanage, Mangalore                                                              Dates: 6th to 17th October

No. of Participants: 13

The LTV team of FSL-India conducted a winter camp in De-Mercede orphanage home in Paneer, Deralakatte, Mangalore. From the 06th of October to the 17th of October a total of 35 children participated in this winter camp.

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The camp was organized to create interaction between orphanage children and local community. The FSL-India organized various recreational activities in project campus as well as for children such as drawing, painting, outdoor games, cleaning the orphanage surrounding, art and crafts, awareness programme on environment and waste management. The winter camp was organized with 13 long term volunteers. All the volunteers were greatly contributed their time and skills in organizing this winter camp

Group Photo Fun

My Experience in the De Mercede Orphanage and in India- Katherin Heckl

My Experience in the De Mercede Orphanage and in India- Katherin Heckl

I am in the orphanage project now since almost three months. There are 78 children and for two months there is a short- term volunteer. At the beginning, when I was alone, it was really hard to get the attention of the kids and it was actually impossible to really organize some activities for the children, but since we are two we can help each other.

Katrin With child of the orphanageKatrin & other LTV having sugarcane with children

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International Coastal Clean up – September, 2014

International Coastal Clean up – September, 2014

FSL India together with NSS unit of Bearys degree college, Corporation Bank Kundapur branch and the municipality of Kundapur celebrated the international coastal cleanup day on Saturday, September 27th and around 200 people  participated in the event. It started from Kodi lighthouse to Kinara restaurant, it covers around 3 km distance.The president of the municipality, Mrs. Kalavathy inaugurated the event by handing over the gloves to the volunteer and she appreciated FSL India and concern of the international volunteers about cleaning the beach. She extended her support from the municipality to organizing programs like this in future.  

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PROMOTION OF COMMUNITY PARK FOR CHILDREN

PROMOTION OF COMMUNITY PARK FOR CHILDREN

Village name: Neykuppam                                                    Beneficiary: Childern and Community

Why do we need to promote Children Community Park

A park is generally a outdoor area that allows people to enjoy their time outdoors. Community parks usually have a playground to allow children a chance to socialize and enjoy themselves. We can say, it is the organized way of spending their leisure time and develop the healthy relationship with the peer group. Above all, various play materials in the park kindle their interest in spending their time in a harmonized manner from all other unhealthy deviations of modern era. In short, it is an initiative to perpetuate the childhood in the children.

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HEALTHY GARDEN…. HEALTHY GENERATION

HEALTHY GARDEN…. HEALTHY GENERATION

Promotion of Nutrition Garden is one of the main activities undertaken in the schools and anganwadi of HMC Villages (Happy Move Camp) in Kancheepuram District. The main objective of the garden is to provide the nutritious vegetable to the children. This in a way promotes the habbit among the children and teachers to grow plants which make the environment also so greeny. We promote the model of three tier system in these nutrition gardens. They are the plants grow on the soil, (ii) under the soil (iii) aerial. In the garden, the plants grown on the soil are ladies finger,  drumstick, lemon, banana, curry leaves, spinach (ii) Plants grown under the soil are Raddish (iii) Ariel plants are pumpkin, bitterguard, ridge guord, snake guord.

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The Weltwaerts Adventures of Sony in Germany

The Weltwaerts Adventures of Sony in Germany

The WeltWaerts programme was initiated in 2008 by the BMZ, the German ministry of development, to facilitate the access to Development and International Cooperation jobs to German youth through a first field experience in NGOs. It is fundamentally a budget line of the ministry that cover all the expenses of these volunteers to participate to Development projects in “South Countries”. FSL India has received about 500 German volunteers in its projects in India since then. Since 2014, this programmes has become bilateral, meaning that volunteers from “south countries” can receive a full financial support to participate to local development projects in Germany. Being highly involved in this programme as a hosting organisation, FSL India have been selected by one of our German partner, IJGD, as the first Indian organisation to participate to this new “South-North” Weltwaerts. We have selected the best possible volunteer for this delicate mission. Her name is Singh, Sony Singh.

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Our New Training center in Kundapur

Our New Training center in Kundapur

The Training Centre is an important factor in FSL’s infrastrucutre. Every volunteer that participates in one of FSL’s programs will come here at least once for his/her orientation week. In the orientation week, volunteers will be taught important information as well as dos and don’ts about India. Volunteers staying in the area around Kundapur will have their monthly get togethers here.The Training Centre also houses two of FSL’s offices. Here, permanent staff works along with volunteers from the “Home Based Projects” – projects which are funded by FSL itself.

Accommodation

Accommodation

FSL India Office

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UNESCO World Heritage Volunteer camp in Badami, July, 2014

UNESCO World Heritage Volunteer camp in Badami, July, 2014

FSL-India, conducted the UNESCO World Heritage volunteer (WHV) camp from 14th to 27th July at the World Heritage site in Pattadakal and Badami. We had a total of 13 national and international volunteers participating in this camp. The main objective of this workcamp was to spark interest and promote awareness among school children and the local community in conserving their Heritage site.

Our intern Mr. Thomas Imbert made a video of the camp which shows the activities taken up by the volunteers in this camp.