4th year of successful hosting of international volunteers – Rahul, Project Head, Shri Gurumahanteshwara – Sustainable Agriculture Project

4th year of successful hosting of international volunteers – Rahul, Project Head, Shri Gurumahanteshwara – Sustainable Agriculture Project

We are running into our 4th year of successful hosting of international volunteers. The relationship between FSL India, our project coordinators and international volunteers has improved over innovations, mutual respect and shared responsibilities. The beauty of our project is the diversity in experiences.  After consultation, thorough inspection and careful consideration, FSL India agreed to let volunteers to stay on the project. We made sure to grab this opportunity and brought out the best in our volunteers. We are very happy…

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Why I Love Volunteering – Notes from France: Puviarasan Sivarajan, Outbound volunteer

Why I Love Volunteering – Notes from France: Puviarasan Sivarajan, Outbound volunteer

Even as one half of me was struggling to describe my experience at France, my other half was constantly enjoying the memories and skimming through photos, contemplating what I have learnt and gone through those beautiful 2 weeks. France and Paris – what could one possibly think when we hear those words – love, romance, life and lifestyle. The experience at France completely filled my expectations of a developed country. But more importantly, it helped me to de-condition myself at…

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Village Development Programme by Kia – Eenadu, 9th January 2020

Village Development Programme by Kia – Eenadu, 9th January 2020

Kundavandanapalli Village Development Program by Kia Motors. Local collector requested  Kia to develop other villages also. FSL India, Better World, Kia Motors’ CSR project team all participated in the Village Development Programme Nishanti, Penukond’s Sub-Collector requested for educational equipments, toilets to be constructed and good school developments in other villages also.

Gopadi Grama Panchayat Celebrates Sankranthi Festival Through Cleaning Event – Vijaya Karnataka, January 2020

Gopadi Grama Panchayat Celebrates Sankranthi Festival Through Cleaning Event – Vijaya Karnataka, January 2020

Gopadi Grama Panchayat lead a Cleaning Event at Gopadi and Koteshwara Highway Road area and Gopadi Village, for the festival of Makara Sankranthi, with the support of Clean Kundapura Project, FSL India-Kundapura, Amala Bharath and Ladies Hostel Koteshwara. At the cleaning event they found many alcohol bottles beside the highway. The volunteers collected all the bottles and exhibited them at the side of the Highway. In this event, totally 150 volunteers pitched in to help. Gopadi Panchayat’s President Saraswathi Putran,Vice…

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The Joy of seeing the results of our efforts: It was hard, but joyful, rather than hard -The 24th Happy Move Camp at Anantapur, India

The Joy of seeing the results of our efforts: It was hard, but joyful, rather than hard -The 24th Happy Move Camp at Anantapur, India

Hello Everyone… Namaste to India!!! We are all the “24th Happy Move Camp” South Korean Volunteers, and our team leaders are Mr Moon Hyun-Yung and Ms Jae-Hun from Team: 1 First of all, we were happy to be accepted as a part of the members for the 24th Happy Move Camp, but there was a little fear coming to India. We worked from 7th – 17th January 2020 at schools, and built community toilets in two villages: Guttur and Kurubavandanapalli,…

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Break Free – Ashwini G, 100th Monkey Programme Manager, FSL India

Break Free – Ashwini G, 100th Monkey Programme Manager, FSL India

Have you heard the story of an elephant being tied to a pole with a rope? Where the elephants could, at any time, break free from their bonds, but for some reason, they do not! Coz, “when they are very young and much smaller, they used the same sized rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them, but as they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope…

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5 1/2 months ago we came to India! – Lea Benz & Hannah Ahland, Germany

5 1/2 months ago we came to India! – Lea Benz & Hannah Ahland, Germany

Our journey began in a very traditional family. Our host parents, our 5 host brothers and the rest of the family made us feel at home there very quickly. Through them, we learned about Indian culture and we soon became a part of their family. During the weeks, we are working in a big animal shelter with dogs, cats, horses, cows, goats, sheep, donkeys, birds and pigs. Our main tasks are horse, goat and puppy feeding, horse washing, skin care…

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Nirvana Beach Festival 2020 – How can we stop plastic pollution?

Nirvana Beach Festival 2020 – How can we stop plastic pollution?

The long stretch of Kodi Beach is not just sand and palm trees; it’s unfortunately, also a lot of plastic. Plastic harming wild life and spoiling what could have been a perfectly beautiful beach. We, at FSL India and Clean Kundapura Project aims to better this situation, for e.g., by arranging weekly beach cleanings. On 25th & 26th January, the 50th week of beach cleaning was celebrated with “Nirvana Beach Festival 2020” at Kodi Beach Sea Walk. The plastic-free festival…

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Suttur’s Annual Jathra – LTV Cultural Event at Mysore, January 2020

Suttur’s Annual Jathra – LTV Cultural Event at Mysore, January 2020

On 22nd January 2020, FSL-India Mysore’s Coordinator organised a Cultural Event (CE) for our regular LTV volunteers. Every month, we organise a cultural event for our regular volunteers and we take them to any cultural and historical places which are located in and around Mysore. This month, the Cultural Event was focused on Suttur Festival. The annual Jathra Mahotsava of Adi Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara Shivayogi Mahaswamigalu is held at Suttur Srikshetra around the second week of January, every year. More…

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