The “Keep Lalbagh Clean” Initiative is a public project handled by the Youth Development Programme of FSL, that aims at Promoting Environmental sustainability and raising public awareness for the botanical gardens of Lalbagh. The project is aimed at all those who visit it during key events like the flower show during Independence Day or Republic Day.
The Uppanda beach clean up campaign published in the district newspaper Vijayavani on 10th January-15
Normally tent children will not get a chance to celebrate Christmas and new year, for that FSL-India’s tent school team planned to celebrate, on 25th of December – 2014.
We Celebrated Christmas in tent school by making Christmas trees and distributed sweets to the children. On 1st of January 2015 we also celebrated new year in tent school and on the that day 2 Spain Christmas Solidarity Program volunteers Mrs. Carmon & Ms. Andrea visited our Tent school at Yedthadi. They also involved in the new year celebration with our tent school children. Children were happy to make Christmas trees, got playing materials from Spain volunteers. At the end we were distributed sweets
The 30 students and one special task. This motto headed the Eco-club session on 22 and 23 December 2014 at Anjuman school Kundapur. This time the students were requested to become engineers creating their dream house, beach or town in a sustainable way.
FSL India Chennai Facility conducted Orientation for Indian Volunteers on 7th January 2015 in Hyundai Motors India, Irungattukottai, Tamil Nadu. There were 30 Students (15 male and 15 Females) were participated in the orientation from four different colleges such as DG Vaishnav arts college, University of Madras, Madras School of Social Work and Madras Christian College.
Mr. Klaus visited Kundapur FSL-India Training center on 17 th and 18 th December 2014. On 17 th he visited to Gangolli hatchery site and also observed mural painting done by HBP and work camp volunteers.
On 18 th morning he visited SAP-K area and got information about agriculture project after observing vermin compost tank, kitchen garden, watershed components etc. After that Mr.Jeevan explained him about Eco friendly training center and also about HBP projects.
After that Along with JD and HBP staff he visited Maravante to see TIC , turtle rescue tank and interacted with Mr. Dasi (Contact person of sea turtle project ) about Sea turtle. Next visited to Narayana special school (LTV project) and interacted with volunteer, trustee and with teachers about organization and role of volunteer. In the afternoon they visited Brahmavar tent school, and interacted with children, volunteers and teachers about tent school activities.
In the month of November and December 2014 four of our International partners visited FSL India. Ms. Vera from Experiment Germany, Ms. Margarete from AFS Germany, Mr. Joshua from Lamat Mexico and Mr. Kluas from VYA Taiwan .
On 17th of December, the awareness program on Menstrual Hygiene was conducted in Sindhi colleges, Chennai. It was organised by the Sindhi College Students who are doing their Internship in FSL India Chennai Facility. The LTV volunteer Ms. Hannah with the assistance of Staff of Chennai Facility facilitated the session. There were 170 girls participated in the program. The program generally focussed on general information about Menstruation, personal hygiene guidelines during Menstruation, some cultural myths related to the Menstruation, effects of Menstruation both physically and psychologically etc. The myths such as “girls should not touch food or enter the kitchen during their menses”, “girls should not touch plants during their menstruation otherwise they should not grow” initiated lots of debates among the girls. The myths surprised the volunteer a lot as she never heard about these before.
Volunteer: Milena Xochil Dehn Country: Germany
Organization: Experiment Germany Duration: September 2014 to May 2015
Project: Chethana Special School, Karkala, Udupi Dist.
I was born on 30/08/2014 in India. Well, actually I came to India by plane that day – but as there are many differences between the German and the Indian culture the first weeks felt indeed like growing up again. To give you a little insight, I will share one day of my Indian life – of course experienced through my “German classes”.
In the last two weeks the Sea Turtle Conservation Team conducted drawing competitions in three different schools (Kanchogodu, Maravanthe, Kodikanyana) with turtle related topics. Students from 5th to 7th Standard took part and created very nice drawings. Every standard got its own topic with rising levels of difficulty to higher standards. The students from the 5th Std were asked to draw a single sea turtle, the 6th Std. to draw the foodchain of the sea sea turtle and finally the threats to sea turtles was the topic for the 7th Std.
Name of the volunteers: Peter-Julius Giedigkeit & Bennet Noah Hutzelmeier.
Arrival month: August 2014 for 11 Months. Project: CSI Boys Boarding home & Orphanage, Puttur.
The C.S.I. Boys’ Boarding Home is a hostel for poor-background boys who often have no or only meager access to proper school education at their homes. The target of hosting those boys is to allow them to go to school regularly and to take the pressure of their parents. The hostel was built up by the Church of South India together with supporters from Germany in 1961 and accommodates 48 boys in age of 8 up to 18.
Sustainable agriculture project is implementing in FSL Training Center Kundapur. Watershed components like Gully Plugs, Trenches and Organic Farming is already implemented in Training Center. This will help volunteers and also to Community people to learn about organic farming.
On 24th December, the HBP volunteers and staff visited the agricultural fair (Krishi mela) near Koteshwar organized by SKDRDP.