PRE- VISIT FOR 14TH HAPPY MOVE CAMP

PRE- VISIT FOR 14TH HAPPY MOVE CAMP

There is a another step forward in the History of Happy Move Camp in India with the visit of partner to finalize the camp. The previsit of the partners for 14th HMC of partners BWO – South Korea, Hyundai Motors India, FSL India scheduled between 10th – 12th November 2014. The purpose of the visit includes (i) selection of the villages for 14th HMC; (ii) Logistics arrangement of the camp (iii) cultural visits during the camp. The villages shorlisted by FSL India & Hyundai Motors India Ltd were visited by BWO & FSL India. Finally, Five villages  such as Amarambedu, Naduveerapattu, Vellerithangal, Thirupandiyur and Kiloy in Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur Districts were selected for the Renovation and Educational activities of the camp. The previsit concludes with the formulation of schedule of the camp, events and list of activities etc.

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The 14th HMC is scheduled ahead between 25th Januray – 5th February 2015 and yet to be the another milestone for the colloborative work towards the well being of the community.

 

ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH CSR -FSL INDIA HANDS WITH HYSCO & BWO

ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH CSR -FSL INDIA HANDS WITH HYSCO & BWO

Hyundai HYSCO, FSL India and BWO – South Korea collaboratively  work for “Global Social Technology and Design Challenge in India”. The simple technologies, appropriate for day to day life using available resources in the community itself,  are promoted through this collaborative effort. Once in a year, the above said technologies developed by the Korean Students and demonstrated among the school children and community. The collaborative took step forward to make it more sustainable of the effort undertaken on these line. The formal meeting was held in Hyundai Hysco at Chennai on 13th November 2014. FSL India and BWO had a formal meeting with Mr. Suk-San Yoon , Assistant Manager, Hyundai Hysco, South Korea; Mr. Hajin Lee, General Manager, Hyundai Hysco, Chennai on 13th November 2014. According to the discussion, FSL India will work through refining the technologies promoted through the camp suitable to the local situations. Furthermore, it coordinates to promote these appropriate technologies among the children and community for their benefit in the villages such as Sengadu, Pollivakkam  around HYSCO in Thiruvallur District. The project kick starts by the beginning of the year 2015 and the formal official inaugural is scheduled on February 2015.

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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