The HBP team of FSL-India conducted Summer camp in Anjuman Higher primary school Kundapur from 26th to 10th April-15 for 10 days, A total of 38 children were participated in this Summer camp. The camp was organized various recreational activities for children. The camp dealt with important environmental issues to implement this basic knowledge, we assisted the children with performing several activities such as waste segregation, climate change, Paper and plastic recycling, art of waste, Origami,Group bounding games, drawing Competition.
A background of the project/local partner in which they were placed:
Spoorthi Organization was started in 2009 under society registration act 1860. It is a Non-government organization that mainly focuses on women empowerment. The organization provides various trainings to women and youth in fashion designer, computer training, tailoring, organic farming, fisheries, horticulture, vermi-compost, art and craft, yoga, spoken English etc. Every year government allocates the fund to this organization. In rural areas the organization conducts various programs on health, education, youth camp, Livelihood, agriculture program etc. Cornelia’s host family is located in Hunsur. At present there is nearly 8 volunteers are working/staying in Hunsur. Hunsur is a Taluk center John is very happy to be a part of Hunsur.
„vivid colors of india.“ In a beautiful little town called Hunsur, in Mysore District in the state of Karnataka, is where I live and work. My name is Cornelia and I’m here for a total of three months in a women empowerment project
The HBP team of FSL-India conducted Summer camp in Heskatturu and Yedthadi from 13th to 30th April-15 , the total of 46 children were participated in this Summer camp. The camp was organized to make interaction between regular school going children and tent school children. The tent school team organized various recreational activities for children like drawing, painting, outdoor games, balloon balancing game, group bonding games, running race, mask making, Origami, paper craft, bottle game, making musical instruments from plastic bottles, Face painting, Sports competition – Relay, Tug rope, Bag Hopping, Making photo Frames, Salt and flour doll making etc…. At the end of the camp organized excursion to Kamalashile temple.
The Kundapur Region’s monthly Get Together for the month of was organized at Kinara restaurant at Kodi beach. Two volunteers and three staff participated in this one day event.
The Kundapur workcamp held from 13th to 22nd April at Kundapur training center on sustainable agriculture theme. 1 volunteer from Belgium was participated. The volunteer involved in the activities along with the help of our HBP team like trenching, mulching, preparing plan for future agriculture related activities, filling nursery bags, visits to farmer’s agriculture land etc.
The volunteer engaged in trenching work for 3 days in training center where she prepared a model trench using A frame which helps to percolate rain water in ground during rainy season and also soil will be useful to plant the plants in rainy season. This model was very useful and in future other volunteers also can follow same thing. Volunteer visited farmers home and interacted with them to know about organic farming methods and local agriculture methods. Volunteer also helped farmer to fill nursery bags, weeding work in farmers land. Farmers felt very happy with the work of volunteers and her interest towards agriculture. Volunteer also prepared list of 7 layers trees which will help to keep moisture in land and also help to increase fertility of the soil. Volunteer visited Rabbit farm, Poultry and Cashew factory to get information also interacted with workers.
This was the good experience to her in SAP-K project and her inputs also useful to implement activities in future. helped work camp volunteer.
First aid is the “best aid” for a person with emergency. There was no much opportunity for seeking so it’s very much essential for them to know first aid at when they are in an emergency. The 14th HMC villages – Thirupandiyur, Amarambedu & Kiloy were selected for such training sessions as the above villages located very interior and could not have immediate access to Hospital or Clinic. The German volunteer Ms. Sarah, expertise in First Aid along with Ms. Hannah another German volunteer taught the rural women rural women on First Aid and since the topic is wider our presentation divided in to three sessions and the first session was carried out in the last week of 27, 28 and 29 April 2015. Second session yet to start in May 2015.
In the month of April Bangalore Region has conducted workshop on “Emergency Action Plan” (EAP) to all our local partner, host families and to the Contact Person. To conduct this workshop we welcome 2 facilitators from Educative Collectors .
Via a group whatsapp most of the volunteers were reminded of the yearly Holi festival, which is celebrated by followers of the Vedic Religion, but which has attracted many people around India who are not associated with this religion. It is a fest that is celebrated at home, in school and most of all in the streets.
Holi, also called Phageval, is a festival of colors. Holi takes its name from Holika. She was a female demon and , thanks to the strong devotion to Lord Krishna, she was burned and destroyed. Krishna is a reincarnation of Vishnu, the god who liked to drench the village girls in water and colours. He always liked to play a prank on them.
Holi commemorates the destruction of evil, embodied in Holika, and the victory of good.
A background of the project/local partner:
The school established in 1960, the school provides education to children from primary to high school level, between standards 1 to 10, the approximate age group of the children ranging from 6 years to 16 years. The medium of instruction is Kannada, the regional language of Srirampur, located in Mysore District of the State of Karnataka, where the school is situated. The government provides scholarship to schedule caste and schedule tribe students at the school; free books, uniforms and mid-day meals (school lunch) are also provided to all the children. Until now the project has gave opportunity for 5 international volunteers to do volunteer service.
Local projects are one of the major stakeholders of FSL India’s IVS program. To empower LTV project Contact Person, FSL India is organized workshops in different regions and zones. Accordingly, the workshop for Udupi zone contact person was held on 10th April in Mulki and for Mangalore zone and on 11th April 2015 at Fsl-India youth training centre Kundapur for Udupi zone. Workshops are conducted every year to understand and strengthen the partnership between host organization, host family, volunteers and FSL India for mutual benefit in the context of ICL through international volunteer program. Different sessions conducted during the workshop are –Welcome, FSL updates, EAP/Safety guidelines, Zonal gatherings concept and open discussions. In total 40 people participated in these two workshops facilitated by Kundapur LTV team, deputy director Mr. Ragland and president of FSL-India Mr. Rakesh Soans.