With an objective to make an assessment of progress made, impact created and changes brought about in social development and education projects, FSL-India organised a two-day Final Evaluation for BMZ volunteers. The participatory evaluation was held on 21st and 22nd January 2013. Altogether 6 volunteers (Jonas Johannes, Mustafa Akuegn, Christian Jens, Delia Mather, Fransiska Greiser, and Valentina) participated in the Final Evaluation. It was conducted at at FSL-India Guest House, Kundapur. Objectives of the final evaluation are: 1) to make the volunteers revisit on their travelled path in India so as to justify the present status and provide platform to express their learning, 2) to achieve added development value for the projects in terms of help towards self-help, and 3) to make the volunteers aware of cultural and reverse cultural shock and learn from such experience. During the evaluation the following subjects were dealt with: Read the rest of this entry
After diligently examining and rating the drawings and the essays, the Eco-team started to prepare the award ceremonies. The volunteers autonomously designed unique certificates for the winners and purchased different prizes considering all participants. In cooperation with the responsible school staff, one award ceremony was arranged at Kalavara and Haladi. Read the rest of this entry
1. Yoga / Ayurveda / Culture (Kerala – 7th to 27th January-2013)
Number of Volunteers: 7
Team Leaders: Rahul Raghavan and Vinoth Kumar.
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 mornings the volunteers were engaged with the children activities at the Dayaniketan Orphanage at Bakkalam.
Intercultural Learning: The intercultural learning was facilitated by our motivated team leaders by first taking the Volunteers to the Muthappan Temple .It was followed by visit to the school teaching the popular Kalari Payat .The volunteers also witnessed the famous ‘Theyyam’ dance performance by local artistes. Read the rest of this entry
We are happy to say about Mrs. Beatrice Luginbuhl, from Switzerland who worked as a volunteer in sea-turtle conservation project for in December. She worked for the project for one month. She was very enthusiastic and active volunteer. She helped in Mural painting, TIC construction, Puppet-show and other project related works. Read the rest of this entry