LTV Get-together for the month of October for Kundapur and Bangalore Region was organised on 11th and 12th. It was organised at two different locations. While Kundapur Region organised the GTG at The Kshitija Nature Resort Byndoor, Bangalore Region organised at Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra (VGKK) at B R Hills. Nine volunteers from Kundapur Region and six volunteers from Bangalore Region participated in in the get together. The LTV team FSL-India facilitated the get-together.
In early October 2012, a total of 17 new volunteers from eight countries across the world (Germany – 6, Spain – 2, France – 2, Belgium – 3, Netherlands – 1, USA – 1, Finland – 1 and Austria -1) arrived for long-term volunteering service. Keeping in mind the importance of inter-cultural dimension of volunteering effort, FSL-India organised a week-long orientation for the new volunteers. The orientation program was organised at Kundapur and Bangalore from 1st to 7th October 2012. While…
India honours the teachers on 5th September every year. The Teachers’ Day celebration in Kundapur this year wore a special event. Miss Larissa Haesler, an FSL-India volunteer from Germany was honoured on Teachers’ Day by Woman and Children Development Society and Keeleshwari Youth Club for her volunteering service and teaching in Keeleshwari Kindergarten School.
Yoga / Ayurveda / Culture (Kerala – 10th to 30th September-2012) Number of Volunteers: 7 Camp Activities: The highlights of the Camp were the rejuvenating Yoga classes and the enlightening Ayurveda Classes. These were held in the evenings. In the morning volunteers were engaged with the children activities at the Dayaniketan Orphanage at Bakkalam.
FSL-India has been running a Tent Schools in and around Kundapur under Home Based Project. Tent Schools were initiated with a view to catering to the educational needs of children from the migrant community who come to Kundapur in search of jobs and livelihood opportunities. Many children from migrant community of Tamil Nadu working in Heskatturu village near Kundapur dropped out. However, the Tent School of FSL-India came as boon for them to continue their studies.