Behind the Scenes: FSL-India’s Annual Meet-April 2019: Asha Elisha, Public Relations Officer, FSL-India

Behind the Scenes: FSL-India’s Annual Meet-April 2019: Asha Elisha, Public Relations Officer, FSL-India

Every year, all of FSL-India’s staff are rounded up and taken to one location to celebrate another year of working together. This year, as always, we waited with eager anticipation to find out what our Annual Meet had in store for us. It appeared to be a very hush-hush affair – all queries to HR (nosy or otherwise) were politely squashed, so there was no other go but to wait patiently. The only information we got was that we would…

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LTV’s Cultural Event at Pondicherry – May 2019

LTV’s Cultural Event at Pondicherry – May 2019

On 21st May 2019, FSL-India’s Pondicherry 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 Pondicherry. This month, the Cultural Event was focused on Indian Cooking. Tamil Indian Cooking: A typical Tamil meal consists of many spicy and non-spicy dishes. Many of these dishes are generally mixed and eaten with steamed…

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The Awesome Kundapur Market Experience: Alexander Böhm, PR & Media volunteer, Germany

The Awesome Kundapur Market Experience: Alexander Böhm, PR & Media volunteer, Germany

Why is the Kundapura Market such an awesome experience you should not miss? First of all, because of the people that make this market so awesome. People from all over Karnataka come here every Saturday, the people are super kind and everybody is working together to make this place such a great experience. I felt as a welcomed guest immediately after entering. In the market, you can find so many different fruits and vegetables in a quantity I have never…

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Social Leadership workshop for Bosch, Coimbatore – 1st & 2nd March 2019

Social Leadership workshop for Bosch, Coimbatore – 1st & 2nd March 2019

On 1st and 2nd March 2019, 20 associates of Bosch, Coimbatore participated in a Social Leadership workshop facilitated by FSL-India facilitated by FSL-India’s experienced trainers, Nagoor J Kani and Madhumathi  Lakshmi.   Most of the participants did not know each other at all, but by the end of the workshop, they felt like old friends. The Social Leadership Workshop is designed as an interactive workshop. The two day workshop includes a combination of activities, energizing exercises, discussions and presentations of learning,…

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Evolution of self in Germany – Leimalem Konsam, Outbound participant

Evolution of self in Germany – Leimalem Konsam, Outbound participant

So yes, winter came! And with it came many good tidings, love and warmth.  This Christmas was very special for me; I celebrated with my German host family in Berlin and in Hamburg. It was Merry. I remember one particular thing about Christmas Eve; we visited the grave to light candles for my host mother’s husband who passed away more than two years ago. As I stood with them also holding a candle myself, I felt snowflakes on me…. it…

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Our Young Volunteer – Marie Cäecilie Schmidt, Regular Teaching Project: S Sudha, Teacher, Panchayat Union Primary School, Chettipedu

Our Young Volunteer – Marie Cäecilie Schmidt, Regular Teaching Project: S Sudha, Teacher, Panchayat Union Primary School, Chettipedu

I am S Sudha, a teacher at Panchayat Union Primary School, Chettipedu. My School headmistress’ name is Mrs Regina Mary. Since there were only 2 teachers in our school, our headmistress invited a volunteer to our school. Our volunteer’s name is Cäecilie, who is from Germany. She arrived at our school in November 2018. My outlook on the German people was they were enormously nice, too. At the beginning, there was difficulty in communication for her with our children. A…

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Dharamshala – Clouds End

Dharamshala – Clouds End

Dharamshala, tucked away in the beautiful Kangra valley is a quite a hotspot for tourists. This is not only because of its proximity to the lofty Himalayan mountain range and its profusion of beautiful flora and fauna, but is also the home of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan community-in-exile. Dharamshala is also a place where FSL-India runs work camps throughout the year, for the betterment of the local community. From 1st-14th April 2019, we had 3 international…

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Mid-term Evaluation for Our Long Term Volunteers – Service Civique

Mid-term Evaluation for Our Long Term Volunteers – Service Civique

In the month of April 2019, FSL-India’s LTV Bangalore region organised a Midterm Evaluation (MTE) for our Service Civique Long-term volunteers at Pondicherry. The event took place on 25th and 26th April 2019 at Pondicherry. 5 Volunteers from Service Civique France participated in the evaluation. The main objective of the MTE is to evaluate the volunteer’s learnings and contributions to their projects, in order to develop appropriate strategies to attain quality results. Secondly, it is also to create a platform…

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FSL-India’s Summer Camp for Tent School Children

FSL-India’s Summer Camp for Tent School Children

From the 29th of April to the 2nd of May 2019,  FSL-India‘s volunters and the Tent School teachers organised a summer camp at Baikady’s Tent School, for 38 children. The objective of the summer camp is to grant the opportunity for all the young children of the tent area, to play different games and to have fun altogether. Sharavathi, Shalini our teachers, Jesus and Felix our volunteers worked well as a team, planning a varied schedule with many games and…

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Summer Camp at Government Higher Primary Kannada School, Kandlur

Summer Camp at Government Higher Primary Kannada School, Kandlur

From April 8 until April 10, 2019 FSL-India’s Manjesh and the 2 long-term volunteers Linda and Paul facilitated the “Summer Camp” for 35 children at the Government Kannada School at Kandlur. The FSL-India Team was invited by the local Women’s Club, and welcomed by the school teachers, to organise 3 days filled with fun activities for the young girls and boys during their holidays. The facilitators planned a rich schedule to achieve a variety of different goals.  Every day started…

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