Our names are Anne-Lise and Ewen. We are 2 French mid-term volunteers…We stay 2 months (February & March 2015) in FSL program. Before coming in FSL program, we were working in France as architect and draftsman. We chose the FSL program “water and sanitation” because it was the only program with some constructions, which are our original jobs. When we arrived in Chennai office where this program took place, we were a little disappointed to see that the Happy Move Camp (HMC) where our construction skills will be helpful was over just before our arrival.
Here I go, finally posting the article I was asked to write about 2 months ago… Well, what would better subscribe my time spent in India then such a delay. 2 months lasting delay can mean only one thing – not having enough time because of being so occupied by discovering amazingly interesting Indian culture… or second – not having internet connection. Or both as in my case.
Two days ago she asked herself: ‘I have ideas but I have a tough time giving them shape. How do I go about translating my ideas into a reality?’
The weekend of 21st and 22nd February was more than just a, ‘’stress-free’’ time for the 15 of us. While our friends woke up to masala dosa and coffee after a long week’s pending sleep, we were hurrying to make it on time to the first day of the Project Management Workshop. This workshop was hosted by the Youth Development Program(YDP) under the guidance of our parent organization, FSL-India. Our very own Julien Soyer of the FSL-India outbound program had obliged and prepared for the young group of us, a 2 day workshop on the aspects of planning, executing and managing a project. While some of us who knew Julien from past events jumped at the opportunity to be trained by him, the novice first-timers came to experience the SAW with humble expectations.
With the overwhelming response to the lalbagh project, the steering committee of the YDP thought it necessary to discuss the possible amendments to our working constitution. The experience of 8 months brought to light certain loopholes in the existing constitution that needed immediate attention. The Exceptional General Assembly was different in the way that non members who were interested in becoming members were allowed to vote on matters that would one day concern them too. But the newcomers wondered, why this constitution at all?
Date: 2nd to 6th March 2015. Venue: FSL-India, Wilson Garden- Bangalore
In the month of March the LTV orientation has been held in FSL India’s head office for five days from 02nd to 6th March 2015, in Bangalore. FSL India received 5 short Term Volunteers from 4 different parts of countries (France, Spain, Sweden and Italy)
The Kundapur Region’s monthly Get Together for the month of March was held on Thursday and Friday- 12th and 13th at Green Wood resort. Participants are three staff members and nine volunteers.
The camp in Goa was conducted from 9th to 22nd Feb 2015. The volunteers are from france , Costa Rica, Italy & south Korea took part in this kids/ culture/ festival theme based camp
The LTV Get-together is organised in Bangalore for the month of March 12th and 13th at Sneha Care Home, It’s a HIV affected children project and all children are getting free education, food and accommodation. There are 10 volunteers from Bangalore Region have participated in the get together. The LTV team FSL-India facilitated the get-together.
“We enjoy teaching children that too through games. It is a real fun” says Ms. Annelis, Ms. Hannah & Mr. Ewen together in a bold voice.
My experience in India was really great and intense, even if it was for Just one month and a half. During my project I taught in a governmental school in Mysore. I couldn’t imagined, before coming to India, to experience so many good feelings in such a short period of time. The kids were really cute. Every morning they were so happy to see me and the other volunteer with whom I was working. They ran towards to us and keep asking if we could teach in their class during that day. For me this was really fulfilling and for these kids, spends some time with us was really valuable and they had a lot of fun!
Hey all Blog followers, I am Paulina and I am staying in Karnataka since September, so now half of the time – 5,5 Months – is just over. Right now everything is going well and I can say that the last month has been the best since I came here – let’s see how the March will be;) As I am teaching in a school, there will be long summer holidays soon, and when the first month in my project was over, I wanted it to be April to finally have my summer holidays. Well and know I am thinking nearly every day, that so much time is already over and due to the summer holidays, there are really only some weeks left in school. But actually I am happy that I feel like that now, everything else would be quite sad! I live in a small village and I have to say that my host family and the neighbors are the best aspect of my life in India now.
FSL INDIA & HMIF had organized the International Women’s Day Celebration event at Government High school, Mevalur kuppam on 8th March’2015 at 9.00 am. The invited delegates are from Hyundai motors India foundation, Indian bank, Police dept, Frooti Pvt, ltd, Village administrative, Village President, Ward Members, PLF’s, SHGs, School Heads.
“Dream Village” – A village being dreamt of through the CSR knot of FSL India & Hyundai India… It is a village Mevalurkuppam, Sriperumbudur block in Kancheepuram District. What is the special about the village! Bringing up the Dream village into reality starts up on January – June 2015. The basic objective of village to be Dream village is bring out the holistic development and reaching the sustainability in the development at all aspects – improving Green coverage, Clean environment, empowering women socially and economically, imparting social development skills, improving the etc..