Looking back to your expectations and goals, would you like to comment on your overall experience here?
My biggest fear was others expectations on me. When I slowly by slowly realized that everything was up to my self I could relax more. And after some time that feeling disappeared.
I really didn’t have to high goals or expectations on the stay here. Maybe more about the people, the landscape, the culture…. the food etc. just thoughts and imaginations… I was more scared about that I wouldn’t be able to handle the hole thing… and as I wrote, others thoughts about me and the job I do. But… when I realized how it is here, and took one step at the time, getting to know the people, the project, the family and the other volunteers, when I found my role I just started to love it all.. It does take some time before you get the hang of everything, and get used to Indian lifestyle but when you do you don’t feel like leaving….
-Anna Sofia Piringer, Sweden, Tent School Kundapur
It s better than my expectations because :
The place of Kundapura is very nice, I travelled, I improved my English, I exchanged with others volunteers from others countries, There were no French volunteer with me, I didn’t want to feel myself like Mother Theresa but just doing something useful, I worked with children, I was welcomed in a host family
I am fond of Indian food now!
-Quere Katell, French, Environment Education, Kundapur
Did not had much expectations before I came to India. Only that I wanted to do my volunteer work very well. I was really exited if I could handle the children and if I have all the tools to teach them English. Looking back I had a wonderful time during the orientation week with all the volunteers and the people from FSL, my stay in my host family and with all the children in my project. What a great experience!
–Lucy Tjiong, The Netherlands, Nisarga child labour School, HD Kote.
My goals changed pretty quickly when I came here . I saw that what these children’s really need is not new fancy toyes and such things they have a lot of practical things what they need is someone who hugs them when their sad, play with them and love them and show it . I hope I have succeeded
–Sofia Noren, Sweden, Little flower school, Karkala.
The experience has been very positive, my studies and, even if is not always simple, it was beautiful to meet the children and build with them a good relationship.
-Brandolese Gaia, Italy, Baptist Welfare Society, Gangavathi.
My experience was different than I expected but I think I had a positive impact on my project and the Indian people and definitely a great overall experience here.
-Johanna Hoefler, Germany, Arunodaya Poirada, Hospete