My experience in hosting international volunteers

My experience in hosting international volunteers

My name is Praveenkumar and my wife name is Veena and we are blessed with a cute and well behaved son named Om, who is 5 years old studying in upper kindergarten.

I work as a manager at Water Literacy Foundation, Bangalore. We are into water conservation and offer services across rural, urban and industrial India.

I’m proud to be a host family with FSL India. I knew FSL India since 2011 through Mr. Stephen (Ex-Staff). I started my relationship with FSL as a contact person for international volunteers at Water Literacy Foundation. Over the span of 5 years I had an opportunity and experience of working with international youths as volunteers to our organization. So far we’ve received 13 volunteers, 7 of them were from Germany and they’ve done their invaluable service to our organization and we sincerely appreciate all of them.

In the year 2014 October, I got an opportunity to become a host family to FSL. My first experience of hosting two German girls name “Joanna and Marie for 4 months”. It was a really an amazing experience to get to know their culture and share our culture. The volunteers Paul, Tycho, Jakob and Johan are kind nature, simplicity and good manners encouraged and  gave us the hope to go ahead to host them. I’m confident about leaving a remarkable experience as we firmly believe in “Atithi Devo Bhava” which means “The guest is equivalent to God”.

ANAEMIC TEST CAMP : A WAY TO BRING UP THE BALANCED HEALTH

ANAEMIC TEST CAMP : A WAY TO BRING UP THE BALANCED HEALTH

How to bring up the health with the balanced nutrient among women and mother?! Apollo Tyres CSR collaboration with FSL India replies for this question through conducting Anemic Test Camp. The first step is :  (i) doing anemic physical identification among women and mothers in the villages Oragadam, Sennakuppam and Mathur;  (ii) conducting the Anemic test for the screened anemic cases; (iii) conducting sessions on ‘the ways to follow the balanced diet to bring up the anemic level’.

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The Anemic Test camp was conducted in Mathur on 1st August 2015; Sennakuppam on 12th August 2015; Oragadam on 13th August 2015. Out of 107 participation, 50 women were identified as anemic in Mathur ; out of 100 participation, 34 women were anemic in Sennakuppam and out of 77 women attended the camp, 39 were anemic.

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UNESCO World Heritage Camp 2015 – Group of Monuments – Mahabalipuram

UNESCO World Heritage Camp 2015 – Group of Monuments – Mahabalipuram

A group of 7 Volunteers with 6 International and 1 National Volunteer take part in the UNESCO WHV program 2015 staged at Mahabalipuram near Chennai. Mahabalipuram is recognized as the world heritage centre by UNESCO as the town consists of the famous architectural remains of the late 728 A.D which ruled by Pallava Dynasty.

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Independence day celebration at Tent school

Independence day celebration at Tent school

For the first time in FSL-India tent school project, the tent school team celebrated Independence day on 15th of August at Yedthadi tent school, we started with Prayer song, Flag hosting, all together sung a National-anthem.

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One of the child parents were invited as a guest in this program and they appreciated FSL-India work, FSL-India staff gave information about freedom fighters and how children can contribute towards clean India and the program ended with sweets distribution, during the celebration tent school children, parents were took part in it and enjoyed the celebration of our independence day

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My experience in tent school- Angela

My experience in tent school- Angela

I have been working in Yadthady Tent School for almost 4 months and all I can say is that I am loving it. I am working with Shalini, the local teacher; she is always very helpful and great to work with. At the moment, we have 13 children attending school, we had a bigger group but a few families left the camp because their work here has finished due to the rainy season and other issues. It was very sad to see these children leave because I became very attached to them but I am very happy I was able to be part of their lives for a short period of time and spend time teaching, playing and just hanging around with them

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LTV Orientation- August

LTV Orientation- August

LTV-Orientation in Kundapur, August It is a festival season in our Youth Training Center in Kundapur for a week. FSL India has hosted 72 Long Term Volunteers from 4 different countries (Germany, France, Italy and USA) This was the entry for 2 sponsored volunteering programs called BMZ and IJFD, which includes 63 German young volunteers.

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PARTNER VISIT: HYUNDAI STEEL INDIA LTD

PARTNER VISIT: HYUNDAI STEEL INDIA LTD

Mr. Raju, the CSR incharge of Hyundai steel India Ltd (formerly called HYSCO company) visited the Chennai Facility on 3rd and 4th July 2015. The objective of the meeting is to discuss on the recent update and flow of the project.

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The progress of the project, response from the community and school, activities undertaken were analysed during the meet.  The Joint Director Mr. Doreswamy and the chennai team participated in the meeting. The meeting helped both the partners to have a mutual understanding and review the project as well.

GERIATRIC CARE COUNSELLING: ONE OF THE CSR EFFORTS WITH APOLLO TYRES

GERIATRIC CARE COUNSELLING: ONE OF THE CSR EFFORTS WITH APOLLO TYRES

One of the growing issue not majorly addressed is the Geriatric care and its problems. The Geriatric care is identified as one of the major effort under the Health issues of the community under the CSR efforts between FSL India and Apollo Tyres Ltd.

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The group counselling was undertaken among the senior citizens in Sennakuppam, Mathur and Oragadam on 24th July 2015 as the initial stage to find out the problems among them. There were about 50 members attended the program and nearly 30 of them were identified with the problem.  Caring Senior Citizens and their psychic needs is one of the crucial step ahead with the community

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