The volunteers led by the team leader, Arkesh worked with Badodaya Basti government secondary school. The school has more than 180 children and the camp mainly focused on ” Environment / Kids/ Culture”.
Appropriate Technologies Groups (AT Groups) are the groups to promote the Appropriate Technologies introduced to them by the Korean volunteers during the HYSCO camps.
Mr. David Ebert from Germany has worked with the SRISTI Foundation as a volunteer for 11 months from 9th September 2014 to 17th July 2015.
During his time here, David helped us with his skills to assist in our Special School activities to train and teach the children with intellectual disabilities. He also supported to construct a mud house, plant trees and taught organic farming skills to our SRISTI village community members.
Furthermore he helped with our day-to-day activities. He was a very resourceful and dedicated volunteer for our project.
We highly appreciate Mr. Nagoor and the whole team of FSL for their support.
Ms. Luisa Weyers from Germany has worked with the SRISTI Foundation as a volunteer from 8th March to 20th June 2015.
Her involvement in our project to establish an inclusive, self-sustaining and eco-friendly village for people with intellectual disability was highly appreciated and we are grateful for her input and time. During her time here, Luisa helped us with her skills as a writer to prepare various brochures and update our website. She also initiated a new blog for our foundation and updated our social media. She was a very resourceful and dedicated volunteer for our project and her ideas enriched our organisation immensely.
We are very grateful to FSL for refereed this amazing person to our organization and for their continued support
FSL had two Final Evaluation for AFS NH14 batch in the month of July. One was held in FSL India’s head office on 18h and 19th July 2015 at Bangalore and the other one was organized in Kundapur on 23rd and 24th July. Altogether there are 24 volunteers participated. The Evaluation was facilitated by LTV team
The LTV get-together for the month of July has been organized in Mysore on 16th and 17th 2015 in Arivu trust. Arivu is an innovative school based in Mysore. At Arivu learning is activity based, collaborative and relevant to everyday life. Education is not limited to classroom and knowledge is not limited to books. There were three volunteers and four FSL-India staff members participated in the get together.
FSL India along with Apollo Tyres Ltd under its CSR initiative conducting various Health and hygiene program in Schools and villages of Mathur and Oragadam panchayat.
Under the CSR tie up with Apollo tyres, FSL India educates the primary school children on the Personal hygiene.
Children Parliament was formed in Government Higher Secondary School, Mathur and Government High School, Sennakuppam on 23rd and 24th June 2015. The main objective is not only to educate but also make them responsible to make their school ‘A CLEAN SCHOOL’.
On Monday, 20th July, the Sea Turtle Conservation project of FSL India (STC) organized a Workshop in the Shettrakatte training center. Since the rough sea during the monsoon season washed ashore already several sea turtles, all with more or less severe injuries, this time the meeting was focused on injured turtles and how to treat them.
Theme: Tibetan Culture/ Environment/Construction
In this workcamp, we had 14 international volunteers. Our team leader aided the volunteers to achieve their satisfaction and fulfillment that they seek through volunteerism. The volunteers actively took part in various activities in the Bagsu government primary school, the activities are compound wall plastering and toilet plastering, school wall painting, cleaning the school ground and leveling the school play ground.
The volunteer spread awareness to the public on Keep your city clean by cleaning the Bagsu waterfall with local ngo called Waste Warriors. The volunteers also involved in other activities like created awareness to the school children on health hygiene, teaching on world map with the capitals and assisting the teacher to teach basic basic English and maths to the children. There are 30 children and 3 teachers benefited from this camp.
As part of their inter-cultural learning the volunteers spent their time in sight seeing in Dharamsala . The volunteers visited to a Hindu temple, waterfalls, Dalai Lama Temple, museum, TIPA and Tibetan children village. The volunteers also took part in international cooking.
The volunteers worked with poor children of the Shri Sumer girls middle school, Jodhpur.The school has more than 60 students but due to severe winter this year, the volunteers had to work with about 20students.
In the month of July, FSL India hosted 03 Long Term Volunteers from two different countries (Italy & Spain). Every evening we have organised different events for the exchange of Intercultural learning. First day was traditional Indian welcome , all the volunteers had chance to have Henna, Meanwhile volunteers had the opportunity to test their skills by working in a project for the half day during the week. Volunteers were also predicated in paddy cultivation in form. They had chance to visit Hindu temple called Kundeshwra.