Volunteer’s final impressions about the overall experience….
Looking back to your expectations and goals, would you like to comment on your overall experience here?
- Overall it was a good experience, with all its good and bad days. I learned a lot and saw that I actually had an impact on some of the children.
- The only thing I’ve learnt here was on Indian culture (dress, way of thinking, food, lifestyle…) that’s all
All with all, I expected worse circumstances and experiences than it eventually was. In fact, I’m quite positive about my stay. I made it!
Now I cant say anything. I experienced bad things as well as good things. But everything is important to me,and I couldn’t forget.
Of-course I got some knowledge and experiences from this program. But I also got something else.
I don know what should I say this, maybe it involved life,human,nature,religion…
- I did all my work well and was good organized so I would like to do it in the same another time.
- At the beginning the time seemed endlessly, but now I have so many things I want to do and see, but no time any more.
- I have learned a lot about myself and about India. I love it and hate it at the same time, it has brought me to the verge of my patience, tolerance, good mood, but it also made me laugh until I cried.
Rotaract club of Kundapur has invited workcamp volunteers on 15th Of July 2010. The volunteers from South Korea, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and France were participated and presented their countries to all the participants. The members of the Rotaract club and FSL-India has participated and came to know the information about the different countries. The event was followed by the dinner. Overall, from this event it was possible for the volunteers and club members to interact with each other.
FSL India has organized meeting for all the host family members in Kundapur and Udupi on 27th July at Hotel Sharon, Kundapur. The topics were, flash back of all the FSL activities, three side expectations, experience sharing and some topics for best practice. 35 participants were present including 25 host family members and FSL staff. A volunteer also included in preparing and organizing this meeting. The host families were actively participated in this meeting to bring fruitful result for upcoming season.
I am Sumalatha. New member of FSL India. I joined FSL India at the end of July. I am 25 years old. My native place is Trasi near Kundapur. I have completed B.A. degree in Bhandarkars college Kundapur. Later I have studied BEd. degree in Srinivas College of Education Mangalore.
I have attended 2 NSS(National Service Scheme) camps held in Kamalashile and Adyar. My hobbies are reading novels, articles, magazines, writing poems, short stories, playing carrom & volleyball. I won the prize in poem writing competition in college level.
July month Ltv Get together was organised at Turtle Bay Beach Resort, Trasi. 7 volunteers and 4 staff participated in it. Even with heavy rain on this sea shore, all the volunteers actively participated in all the sessions.
Following are some of the pictures of the event;
My name is Martha Pinsker and I work in Chaitanya Special School. It provides mental and physical handicapped children with education, recreational activities and medical care. There are about 30 students at the age of 5-25 attending school.
I work at Chaitanya for 11 month now and I really like the work here. The children are lovely and they make me smile every day.
My stay in India is almost over as I will leave in two weeks. I really enjoyed my time here and won’t ever forget the experiences that influenced me and my life, the very good ones and even the bad ones.
As it’s said, India is incredible there won’t pass one day by without letting you be surprised.
Because of the great interest in our first postcard we fulfilled the often voiced wish of printing another postcard. Now you can see Kundapura’s beautiful beaches, the backwaters and cultural events on one postcard. Is there a better way of sending personal greetings to your loved-ones? Visit the FSL Eco-office and get exclusive Kundapura postcards. All the money goes to the Eco-Tourism fund which is used to finance our projects and build a farmer’s committee on Kannada Kudru.
An article published in Kannada(State language) news paper about “German girl’s Kannada learning”. The summary of the article is here…
In Lions special school Surathkal, Gwenda has became child with children. She is also student and teacher too. She can say one, two until ten in Kannada. Surathkal’s Lions club, Lions seva trust has been holding school for mentally challenged children. Here Gwenda is teaching English to the children. Including this she is learning Kannada which is special here….
ARUN.B, FSL-INDIA- Chennai Facility; Chennai,
I have completed a Glorious and enjoyable year as a family member of FSL – India. This thinks me like “worldwide but achieved nearby”. And I have been working as Field Coordinator-EDRN for the project of happy move Camp Vs Model Village project hands with Hyundai Motor Company.
I am highly motivated as part of the team, as ,I move into the 2 year, in the above said project for successful implementation, as well as my improvements and learning curve in the field of Development , of which I am proud to be a part of FSL – India’s team.
I take this opportunity to say to one and all in FSL-India, that I continue to get the support, that, I have received over this past year. Let me take this opportunity to say thanks to everyone from FSL team, and all my colleagues of all regional offices and FSL India Partner organizations, as they have, given support and encouragement to me to serve in the field of Development and work with the underprivileged.
On 22nd to 24th of June, FSL India had organization quarterly evaluation seminar for NH10 pax arrived in March 10. The evaluation was held at Turtle Bay beach resort, Trasi. Five volunteers from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala had participated with 5 five staff members.
The latest photographs of Kundapur and surroundings, showing its cultural diversity. Full of colour, full of life!
You can purchase these postcards from the Eco-Tourism team in the Eco-office (418-8 Veeramma Shedthi Compound near Departmental Store, B.H.M Road, Kundapur – 576 201) for Rs 10 only. All the money goes to the Eco-Tourism fund which is used to finance our projects and build a farmer’s committee on Kannada Kudru.