Kundapur Work camp in SAP-K project- April

Kundapur Work camp in SAP-K project- April

The Kundapur workcamp held from 13th to 22nd April at Kundapur training center on sustainable agriculture theme. 1 volunteer from Belgium was participated. The volunteer involved in the activities along with the help of our HBP team like trenching, mulching, preparing plan for future agriculture related activities, filling nursery bags, visits to farmer’s agriculture land etc.

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The volunteer engaged in trenching work for 3 days in training center where she prepared a model trench using A frame which helps to percolate rain water in ground during rainy season and also soil will be useful to plant the plants in rainy season. This model was very useful and in future other volunteers also can follow same thing. Volunteer visited farmers home and interacted with them to know about organic farming methods and local agriculture methods. Volunteer also helped farmer to fill nursery bags, weeding work in farmers land. Farmers felt very happy with the work of volunteers and her interest towards agriculture. Volunteer also prepared list of 7 layers trees which will help to keep moisture in land and also help to increase fertility of the soil. Volunteer visited Rabbit farm, Poultry and Cashew factory to get information also interacted with workers.

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This was the good experience to her in SAP-K project and her inputs also useful to implement activities in future. helped work camp volunteer.

BEST AID TRAINING FOR RURAL WOMEN

BEST AID TRAINING FOR RURAL WOMEN

First aid is the “best aid” for a person with emergency.  There was no much opportunity for seeking so it’s very much essential for them to know first aid at when they are in an emergency.  The 14th HMC villages – Thirupandiyur, Amarambedu & Kiloy were selected for such training sessions as the above villages located very interior and could not have immediate access to Hospital or Clinic. The German volunteer Ms. Sarah, expertise in First Aid along with Ms. Hannah another German volunteer taught the rural women rural women on First Aid and since the topic is wider our presentation divided in to three sessions and the first session was carried out in the last week of 27, 28 and 29 April 2015. Second session yet to start in May 2015.

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Holi celebration…

Holi celebration…

Via a group whatsapp most of the volunteers were reminded of the yearly Holi festival, which is celebrated by followers of the Vedic Religion, but which has  attracted many people around India who are not associated with this religion. It is a fest that is celebrated at home, in school and most of all in the streets.

Holi, also called Phageval, is a festival of colors. Holi takes its name from Holika. She was a female demon and , thanks to the strong devotion to Lord Krishna, she was burned and destroyed. Krishna is a reincarnation of Vishnu, the god who liked to drench the village girls in water and colours. He always liked to play a prank on them.

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Holi commemorates the destruction of evil, embodied in Holika, and the victory of good.

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Testimonials of the Contact Person Mrs. Priya Deeksha

Testimonials of the Contact Person Mrs. Priya Deeksha

A background of the project/local partner:

The school established in 1960, the school provides education to children from primary to high school level, between standards 1 to 10, the approximate age group of the children ranging from 6 years to 16 years. The medium of instruction is Kannada, the regional language of Srirampur, located in Mysore District of the State of Karnataka, where the school is situated. The government provides scholarship to schedule caste and schedule tribe students at the school; free books, uniforms and mid-day meals (school lunch) are also provided to all the children. Until now the project has gave opportunity for 5 international volunteers to do volunteer service.

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Contact Person and Host Family Workshop – 2015 for Udupi and Mangalore Zone

Contact Person and Host Family Workshop – 2015 for Udupi and Mangalore Zone

Local projects are one of the major stakeholders of FSL India’s IVS program. To empower LTV project Contact Person, FSL India is organized workshops in different regions and zones. Accordingly, the workshop for Udupi zone contact person was held on 10th April in Mulki and for Mangalore zone and on 11th April 2015 at Fsl-India youth training centre Kundapur for Udupi zone.  Workshops are conducted every year to understand and strengthen the partnership between host organization, host family, volunteers and FSL India for mutual benefit in the context of ICL through international volunteer program. Different sessions conducted during the workshop are –Welcome, FSL updates, EAP/Safety guidelines, Zonal gatherings concept and open discussions. In total 40 people participated in these two workshops facilitated by Kundapur LTV team, deputy director Mr. Ragland and president of FSL-India  Mr. Rakesh Soans.

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My life and my experience in Beaumotte Aubertans, France – Jai

My life and my experience in Beaumotte Aubertans, France – Jai

This is my first time writing a blog about my life and sometimes it feels so overwhelming when you can measure your life in stories as it passes by. Right now I’m volunteering in a little village in the central-eastern part of France called Beaumotte-Aubertans, with a mere population of 300 habitants (And I haven’t even seen a dozen of them), exactly the number of people residing in a building near my house in India. I will try my best to express my observations and feelings honestly in writing and sometimes a pinch of exaggeration may be present to flavour my visuals into words. So, here goes!

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WOMEN HEALTH & HYGIENE: CERVICAL AND BREAST CANCER TRAINING  

WOMEN HEALTH & HYGIENE: CERVICAL AND BREAST CANCER TRAINING  

Under the DVP project, various issues related to the health and hygiene is educated among women and school children. The Hygiene and health issues related to “Cervical and Breast Cancer” was conducted among the community of women (65 women participated) at Mevalurkuppam on 2nd April 2015 and for the (90 girls participated) adolescent girls on 7th April 2015

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Ms. Jona Kala from the Radiology department of Stanley Hospital chennai facilitated the training. The information on the biological concepts of Breast cancer, symptoms of breast cancer, causes of breast cancer, self analysis, prevention of breast cancer were provided to the gatherings. Finally the doubts were clarified by the resource person at the end of the session.

DVP Project: Awareness session on Waste Water Management.

DVP Project: Awareness session on Waste Water Management.

Under DVP Project, FSL India conducted Awareness session on Waste Water Management was conducted on 23rd April 2015.  About 52 Women participated in the programme and it was the casual interactive session between the facilitator and the participant. Through the session, the women discussed about the condition of usage of water in Mevalurkuppam.

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Following that they were sensitized on how to utilize the waste water very usefully without causing much damage to the environment and personal life. The ways of using it for the Kitchen garden, recharging it for the future use and the construction of soak pit for managing the waste water were disseminated to the people.   In addition to that, Hyundai is going to promote 172 soak pits in the village with the coordination of FSL India.