FSL India has hosted 07 Long Term Volunteers from 5 different countries (Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, France& Korea). Volunteers have gone through different practical, theoretical and outdoor sessions to be well prepared for their successful journey in India.
All the volunteers actively took part in each sessions. The team of FSL India facilitators has taken extra care in organizing this orientation week. Some sessions include conducting activities in projects, country presentation, conflict management, roles and responsibilities, understanding peace, Hindu philosophy, Culture and Indian life style and project introduction.
Host family was invited to share their experience of hosting volunteers and to talk about the daily life in Indian family. Besides some of the volunteers who have been with us for a long time had a session to talk about their experience. Facilitators played some of Place For Peace games and volunteers really had fun. Overall we feel our volunteers will keep their volunteering spirit with them to bring changes in their and also in others life and will carry the same excitement throughout the stay.
We have organized different events for the exchange of ICL (intercultural learning). First day was, all the volunteers had chance have Henna, and then in next days volunteers did country presentation in schools. FSL India has focused on Play For Peace activities for this orientation week. These activities contained many games and energizers.