Holi is one of the major festivals of India. Also known as the festival of color, it is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy on the full moon day in the month of March. Read the rest of this entry
Pearl S. Buck an American Novelist once said – “To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind” and Miss Katharina Adams, a volunteer from Germany who has been working with children suffering from HIV/AIDS from the past four months is showing us how every word of the quote stands true.
Katharina Adams is a Weltwärts volunteer, which is an initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany and currently works in a project called “Sneha Care Home” for HIV/AIDS infected children. Most of the children in the project have lost their parents and are rejected by the community, hence causing a hindrance to their growth and development. At Sneha Care Home, Katharina works towards improving the skills and abilities of these children through teaching activities like – teaching spoken English and Grammer, assisting in their homework, writing and drawing skills etc. She also believes in all round development of the children and therefore engages them in different types of games, knowledge and confidence building activities.
The staff at the project appreciate the volunteer’s work and also informs that the level of English in the children have relatively improved.
Katharina makes learning fun for the children and serves with joy and a whole heart, which is quite obvious from the pictures. FSL-India is happy to have hosted her.
FSL India, Bangalore
Under the guidance of FSL-India, a group of 12 university students from HILAP Association in France with an Engineering background are involved in a 5 week volunteering project in a remote tribal village of Mysore district. The Camp will focus on Education of the local community with an emphasis on Construction of Dwelling units for tribal families. Read the rest of this entry
My name is Malte Werner, I’m 19 years old and my native place is Dortmund, Germany. I came to India seven months ago and I’m staying in a small village called Mirle in Mysore district. There I work as a teacher in a semi-government school. I teach English (mainly spoken English), mathematics and some more creative things. I’m living in an extremely hospitable host family. I got one host brother, who has become my best friend and another host sister, who fortunately is the headmistress of the school I’m working in. So whenever there is a problem, she can immediately support me. Also my FSL-India Coordinator Naveen will give instant support if necessary, apart from monthly project visits. Sounds great, right? But it has not always been like that. Read the rest of this entry