FOURTH HYSCO CAMP 2014

FOURTH HYSCO CAMP 2014

The FOURTH HYSCO CAMP- 2015 “Global Social Technology and Design Challenge in India” kick started in Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu. The  another milestone of CSR Initiative between FSL India and Hyundai HYSCO and Better World Organisation. There are 17 volunteers (15 Korean volunteers, 2 Indian volunteers), 1 BWO representative, 1 HYSCO representative and 4 Staff of FSL India – totally of 23 participants of the camp.

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The camp is held between 23rd – 28th February, 2015 in the Schools and communities of Polivakkam, Valasai vetti Katu of Thiruvallur District and Sengadu of Kanchipuram District. The camp aims at promoting the Appropriate Technology made through the locally available resources such as Hemp Chair, Mosquito repellent, Mouth wash, Egg Carton Lego etc among the school children and the community people. This initiative is also another step to promote Field Services and Intercultural Learning.

CSR TIES BETWEEN APOLLO TYRES & FSL INDIA

CSR TIES BETWEEN APOLLO TYRES & FSL INDIA

A step forward in fulfilling the social responsibility of Corporate towards Society, FSL India ties with Apollo Tyres in CSR Arena. FSL India undertakes the study on Health, Hygiene and Sanitation conditions of community of Sennakuppam and Mathur in Kancheepuram districts.

The baseline survey consists of various tools on finding out the status of above said components in the community.

-The door – door baseline survey conducted to find out the conditions of Health and Open defecation in the community;

-Focus Group Discussion among the adolescent girls is being conducted to find out the awareness, usage, managerial practices and disposal methods related to Menstrual Hygiene.

-Finally to find out the major health problem prevailing among the community,

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FSL India joins with Apollo tyres and Saveetha Medical college Hospital and conducts “Health Camp” focussing on General Medicine, Gynaecology, paediatric medicine, Cardiology and blood testing to find out the Anaemic and Diabetic level among the people in the community on 6th and 7th March 2015 in Mathur and Sennakuppam. The Final report on the baseline will be submitted in the second week of March 2015. Based on the results of the study, Apollo tyres will be formulating the project to serve better for their community in Mathur and Sennakuppam.

Ocean pollution session at Green Valley School, February 24th 2015

Ocean pollution session at Green Valley School, February 24th 2015

On Tuesday, February 24th, the STC volunteers conducted a school session at Green Valley School & P.U. College. They were accompanied by further members of the HBP team. The attendees were Mr. Manjunath, Mr. Jeevan, Ms. Anna, Ms. Ines, Mr. Nico, Ms. Laura and Mr. Tilman.

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MTE-February, Kundapur

MTE-February, Kundapur

“Our way of dealing with unexpected situation has improved. I won’t be stressed out by small things”.

Mid-term evaluation was held between 18th and 20th February for NH14 BMZ/ IJFD volunteers who arrived in the month of August.  Aim of the MTE is to evaluate the volunteer’s Learnings & contributions in order to develop appropriate strategies to attain quality results. Sessions were planned in a way to create platform for volunteers to evaluate the progress made in the project, based on the expected outcome and also to make space for volunteers to identify and express the new learning / knowledge/ skills gained during the program and to reflect on how it can be helpful in the future.

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14TH HAPPY MOVE CAMP 2015: THE HAPPIEST MOMENTS

14TH HAPPY MOVE CAMP 2015: THE HAPPIEST MOMENTS

The FSL India extended its CSR hand with Better World Organisation – South Korea, Hyundai Motor Company – South Korea and Hyundai Motors India from 2008 onwards as HAPPY MOVE CAMP. The collaboration recently reached successfully the 14th Happy Move camp conducted in Kancheepuram and Thiruvallur districts of Tamil Nadu between 25th January and 5th February 2015. The Renovation activities such as construction of urinals, hand wash sink, tiles flooring etc undertaken in school and Construction of Low Cost House and Rural Flush out toilet, Kitchen garden etc in the community, Education activities in School situated in five villages such as EDRN A – Amarambedu, EDRN B – Naduverapattu, EDRN C – Vellarithangal, EDRN D – Thirupandiyur, EDRN E – Kiloy.

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Our voluntary service with FSL India- Helena Kieß and Nadja Zimmermann

Our voluntary service with FSL India- Helena Kieß and Nadja Zimmermann

The volunteering experience as provided an excellent platform for intercultural learning to us. First of all, there is our work at the Community Seva Center, which offers the opportunity to get to know the way an NGO in India is working to us. The Community Seva Center tries to offer self-help to the „poorest of the poorest“ in the Kalvaryan Hills, a remote tribal area in the outskirts of Tamil Nadu, and in the villages around Pondicherry.

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Get together -Bangalore region – February 2015

Get together -Bangalore region – February 2015

The LTV Get-together is organised in Pondicherry for the month of January 12th and 13th at Anbalayam. Altogether 11 volunteers from Bangalore Region participated in the get together.  The LTV team FSL-India facilitated the get-together.

The primary focus of the get-together was to know the progress on the inter-cultural learning and project activities assigned to each volunteer. On the first day of get together we painted an orphanage called Anbalayam where 25 children are living together and getting free education, food and accommodation. FSL choose this organisation to paint because children wanted to have very good atmosphere in the home.

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LTV – Orientation- Feb 2015

LTV – Orientation- Feb 2015

In the month of February the LTV orientation was held in FSL India’s head office for five days from 02nd to 6th February 2015, in Bangalore. FSL India received 07 short Term Volunteers from 4 different countries (France, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland)

On first day of the orientation we welcomed our new batch of volunteers with great excitement. This new group of volunteers showed lot of enthusiasm in knowing our culture, our lifestyle and our food habits etc..,

During the orientation, each day evening we had organized different events for the exchange of ICL (Inter Cultural Learning). First day evening the volunteers had chance to have Henna, second day was project visit with FSL staffs, all have gone to a school called “BBMP School” there volunteers had done presentation of their each country for the School children. Third day all went to see Indian classical dance performance Baratha Natya. Apart from these learnings, volunteers also shared with FSL staff about their way of living in their country in the guest house.

Volunteer’s feedback on Orientation week:

  • The atmosphere was nice, not just between the volunteers but also in the FSL office, the energizer helped to produce a little bit fun band a friendly also.
  • Nice atmosphere between the volunteers and the FSL people.
  • Very good we were a nice group and I chat with everyone, although we are from different countries.
  • The atmosphere was very good with the volunteers and FSL people, I felt comfortable and safe.
  • Yes Of course, we got many important Information that will help us in daily life.
  • The meeting with one host mother and the trip to the governmental school were an excellent way to prepare (not just theoretically but practically)
  • Think this orientation week is an excellent preparation for a stay in India.
  • All the different sessions and the delicious lunch.
  • Hindu philosophy, cultural indicators, welcome ritual, the parts about safety are necessary to keep in the orientation

One year in India – Ida Holland from Germany

One year in India – Ida Holland from Germany

My Name is Ida, I am 19 years old and I live in India in a small village called Heskuthuru since five months. I work in a Primary School near to my home where I teach children who are 9 to 13 years old. In India there is a difference between Kannada Medium Schools, where the teacher teach subjects in Kannda, the local language in the State Karnataka, and English Medium Schools, where children learn all subjects in English. To study on an English Medium School is quite expensive so the most village people have no money to send their children to a school like this. But in India it is important to speak English very well so it is a great chance for them, when volunteers from other countries come to improve their English knowledge. So of course my main subject is English but I also do drawing lessons to improve the creativity of my pupils. It needs some time to get use to your new role as a teacher especially when you don’t know the local language, but every day I have Kannada lesson in my school so after some time I understood the first words and now I also try to explain things in Kannada when children don’t understand me.

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