Winter camp at Tent school

Winter camp at Tent school

During Dasara holidays HBP – Tent school team of FSL-India, had successfully conducted a  Winter camp at the Heskatturu and Yedthadi tent school and 18 children were benefited.  Camp held from 13th to 28th October-14.

 

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During the camp, tent school team organized various activities like Mask making,  Paper craft, Visited Mandarthi temple, Painting,  balloon game, Fruit guessing, Memory games and group bounding games. This camp helped children to make interaction between regular school and tent school children. International volunteers such as Ms.Isabella, Ms. Inga, Ms. Sabrin and tent school teachers Mrs. Geetha and Ms. Shalini greatly contributed their time and effort in organizing the winter camp. All volunteers, tent school teachers and children enjoyed themselves. It was also a nice time to build rapport with the children and build their confidence through involving them in various activities.

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Gully plugs at FSL-India training cenre

Gully plugs at FSL-India training cenre

FSL-India training campus exploring a new innovative environment friendly methods which is useful to save the environment. In campus HBP team working on implementing watershed components like constructing contour bunds, gully plugs, trenches, Live hedge fencing etc.

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Main purpose of this components are to percolate rain water in underground and to increase ground water level. This will help to increase water level in open wells especially in summer season and also reduces soil erosion. In campus with the help of volunteers and staff, we construction 4 Gully plugs, 11 contour bunds, 2 trenches. The size of the gully plugs is 2 feet width and ½ feet depth, The size of the  cantour bund and trenches is 6 feet width and 2 feet depth.

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Exposure Visit to to Neermarga village.

Exposure Visit to to Neermarga village.

On 12th November Wednesday, the construction  volunteers Ms. Kathrina, Ms. Julie, Mr. Simon, Mr. Peter and 1 PR Media volunteer and 1 Environment volunteer Ms. Laura and HBP staffs Mr. Jeevan & Ms. Manjula had an exposure visit to Neermarga village which is located near Mangalore . There we met Mr. Denis Field staff of Canara Organization for development and Peace (CODP).

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LTV Orientation- November

LTV Orientation- November

Date: 3rd to 7th November                                    Venue:  FSL-India Training Centre, Shetrakatte – Kundapur

In the month of November, FSL India hosted 9 Long Term Volunteers from 3 different countries (Germany, France, and Belgium).  Every evening we have organised different events for the exchange of Intercultural learning. First day was, all the volunteers had chance to have Henna, then in next days we have organized Town tour, farm and temple visit, etc. Meanwhile volunteers had the opportunity to test their skills by working in a project for the half day during the week. Volunteers were also presented the facts and figures of their counties to the school children during “Country Presentation” session.

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Volunteer’s feedback on Orientation week:

  • The atmosphere was good even if we weren’t come from the same country, we arrived to speak together
  • This orientation week is interesting for me because we learn lot of things about India, the culture, the religion, the lifestyle…. we meet the other volunteers and we exchange.

Experience in India!! – Katharina

Experience in India!! – Katharina

To put my two month experience in India in one blog article is a hard thing to do. Since I arrived my life is reversed. If I want to cross a road, I don’t look left, right, left, but right, left, right. A shaking head says “yes” and phrase like “we can do that” probably “no”. A hotel usually serves food, no accommodations and if somebody offers you chocolate, expect something sweet, but not chocolate. Also juice not necessarily contains actual fruits. Winter is in October and summer in April. And there is eating with your fingers, but don’t you dare using the left hand!

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Welcome to Incredible India!- Ms. Joana

Welcome to Incredible India!- Ms. Joana

Name of the Volunteer:  Ms. Joana                          Name of the country:  Germany

The duration of the stay:   8 months (April 2014 to October 2014) in Chennai

Welcome to Incredible India!

Incredible India!“ that’s what they say everywhere all over the country, sparkling in capital letters in an airplane advertisement, written on the shuttle busses at the Bangalore Airport.

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And that’s how it is. “Incredible”, there is no better word to describe all what’s going on in this big country. You really cannot define India in a simple way. It is a country of differences, contradictions, diversity. Fast and slow, sweet and spicy, dry and rainy, hot and cold. Cities so big with buildings so high, you cannot even imagine and villages so small and quiet and only one little temple in its center.

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First Aid training (Skill Acquisition Workshop)

First Aid training (Skill Acquisition Workshop)

The Youth Development Programme of FSL-India will be conducting its second Skills Acquisition Workshop in the month of December. The workshop will be on First Aid Training, certified by the Indian Red Cross Society Karnataka.

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