On Thursday 16th, the sea turtle conservation team along with seven work camp volunteers conducted an exciting Beach Event in Uppunda tarapathi alevekodi village. The first activity on this afternoon was a sand sculpture competition. The children and even some adults enjoyed building sea turtles or hatchlings out of sand and the results were impressive. Afterwards the children with the best sculptures were awarded with prizes.
“SMART CLASS” – A Smartest way of Learning introduced in Government Middle School in Keeranallur, Kancheepuram District with the collaboration of FSL India, Better World – Korea, Samsung Electronics Ltd – Korea and India. The computer lab, with all the laptops, chairs and tables was built during “Samsung Employee Volunteer Program” held in Nov – Dec 2013.
On Sunday morning, October 12th , the first turtle nest of the season was found on the Beach of Gangolli by a Contact Person who informed FSL. On the same day the FSL-team went to Gangolli to observe the nest. After having a glance at the nest and the turtle tracks, the species was identified as Olive Ridley.
While discussing the construction of the hatchery with the Forest Department, it was decided to set it up the following day with the help of the volunteers of the Sea-Turtle Workcamp. On Monday in the early evening the hatchery was built with the help of locals and FSL-team and we hope to have a lot of hatchling around the first week of December.
Winter camp Date: 06.10.2014 to 17.10.2014 Theme & Location: Agriculture , Villupuram
Name of the team leader: S.Kamalakannan and Ambedkar Total volunteers in the camp: 9
FSL India has organized a winter camp in Villupuram District, Tamilnadu- India. It was the two weeks camp engaged among nine LTV Volunteers with team leaders. The host organization called SRISTI Foundation does work for the mentally disabled community.
Project: De Mercede Orphanage, Mangalore Dates: 6th to 17th October
No. of Participants: 13
The LTV team of FSL-India conducted a winter camp in De-Mercede orphanage home in Paneer, Deralakatte, Mangalore. From the 06th of October to the 17th of October a total of 35 children participated in this winter camp.
The camp was organized to create interaction between orphanage children and local community. The FSL-India organized various recreational activities in project campus as well as for children such as drawing, painting, outdoor games, cleaning the orphanage surrounding, art and crafts, awareness programme on environment and waste management. The winter camp was organized with 13 long term volunteers. All the volunteers were greatly contributed their time and skills in organizing this winter camp
I am in the orphanage project now since almost three months. There are 78 children and for two months there is a short- term volunteer. At the beginning, when I was alone, it was really hard to get the attention of the kids and it was actually impossible to really organize some activities for the children, but since we are two we can help each other.
FSL India together with NSS unit of Bearys degree college, Corporation Bank Kundapur branch and the municipality of Kundapur celebrated the international coastal cleanup day on Saturday, September 27th and around 200 people participated in the event. It started from Kodi lighthouse to Kinara restaurant, it covers around 3 km distance.The president of the municipality, Mrs. Kalavathy inaugurated the event by handing over the gloves to the volunteer and she appreciated FSL India and concern of the international volunteers about cleaning the beach. She extended her support from the municipality to organizing programs like this in future.
Village name: Neykuppam Beneficiary: Childern and Community
Why do we need to promote Children Community Park
A park is generally a outdoor area that allows people to enjoy their time outdoors. Community parks usually have a playground to allow children a chance to socialize and enjoy themselves. We can say, it is the organized way of spending their leisure time and develop the healthy relationship with the peer group. Above all, various play materials in the park kindle their interest in spending their time in a harmonized manner from all other unhealthy deviations of modern era. In short, it is an initiative to perpetuate the childhood in the children.
Promotion of Nutrition Garden is one of the main activities undertaken in the schools and anganwadi of HMC Villages (Happy Move Camp) in Kancheepuram District. The main objective of the garden is to provide the nutritious vegetable to the children. This in a way promotes the habbit among the children and teachers to grow plants which make the environment also so greeny. We promote the model of three tier system in these nutrition gardens. They are the plants grow on the soil, (ii) under the soil (iii) aerial. In the garden, the plants grown on the soil are ladies finger, drumstick, lemon, banana, curry leaves, spinach (ii) Plants grown under the soil are Raddish (iii) Ariel plants are pumpkin, bitterguard, ridge guord, snake guord.
HBP -Sea-turtle conservation project team organized an meeting for sea-turtle contact persons on 22nd of September. 5 CP’s from Kodi-Kanyana, Manoor, Kota-Padukare, Kodi, Marvante were participated.
The WeltWaerts programme was initiated in 2008 by the BMZ, the German ministry of development, to facilitate the access to Development and International Cooperation jobs to German youth through a first field experience in NGOs. It is fundamentally a budget line of the ministry that cover all the expenses of these volunteers to participate to Development projects in “South Countries”. FSL India has received about 500 German volunteers in its projects in India since then. Since 2014, this programmes has become bilateral, meaning that volunteers from “south countries” can receive a full financial support to participate to local development projects in Germany. Being highly involved in this programme as a hosting organisation, FSL India have been selected by one of our German partner, IJGD, as the first Indian organisation to participate to this new “South-North” Weltwaerts. We have selected the best possible volunteer for this delicate mission. Her name is Singh, Sony Singh.