GTG- Ooty- Bangalore- 2015

GTG- Ooty- Bangalore- 2015

Get together for the month of May was organized in Ooty, Called the Queen of Hill Stations picturesque, green Udhagamandalam better known, as Ooty is the most popular hill station in the South. Ooty Located in the Western ghats at a height of 2240m, Udhagamandalam is the headquarters of the Nilgiris district where the two ghats ranges meet. Nature has been generous with this region, which is by far the most beautiful in the state. Apart from coffee and tea plantations, trees like confiers, eucalptus, pine and wattle dot the hillside in Udhagamandalam and its encirons. Summer temperature is rarely higher than 25°c with a minimum of 10°c and winter is are distinctly cooler with a high of 21°c and a low 5°c. Curiously enough, this slice of paradise remained unknown to the great southern dynasties and it took the British to discover it in the early 1800. They were, however, not the first inhabitants of this land as a tribe called Todas had been living there long before the British came, claiming that the Nilgiris had been their home since time immemorial. But the credit for modernizing Udhagamandalam and making it accessible goes to the British who constructed the first railway line in the area and made it the summer capital of the Madras Presidency

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During GTG we done lots of activities: Host family skit presentation – To know/measure the depth of Intercultural learning, to know the contribution of ICL by HF to the volunteers and vice-versa (contribution of volunteers to HF). The group was divided in to 2 groups and prepare a small drama that will represent the daily life in their host family and/or a special event. Some ideas are; Typical host family misunderstanding, your best intercultural experience, one of the funniest instances to get close to family members, where you get closest to the host family.

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Outlook on Future: Project Evaluation: Walk and Talk: Volunteer should share about their experience in project based on month they started in result and challenges about their project.

 

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