As a part of Dream Village Project Phase-II, on 17.12.2015 FSL India has organised the Inaugural Program for the Livelihood Skill Training and Development on Tailoring. The real beneficiaries are women folk. It is 40 days of Indoor Training with both Theory and Practical teachings.
Chennai – capital of Tamil Nadu was recently hit severely by flooding. The entire city was washed out and many people have lost their homes and belongings and even had to struggle for food and basic needs for more than week. The entire city was disconnected from other areas of Tamil Nadu.
In Hyundai Dream Village Project-ll @ Vallakottai village, FSL-India organized a skill training workshop for selected 17 household women for livelihood promotion.
LTV team-Kundapura organized Quarter Evaluation for long term volunteers. The program was held for 3 days from 30th November to 2nd December 2015. In total 33 volunteers from different programs like EG, AFS and IJGD took part in this evaluation. The QTE was organized in FSL India training centre. The objective of QTE is to ensure that the volunteers understand about their project, host family and intercultural acceptance through the evaluation and to help participants to prepare themselves for their future actions.
This time LTV, FSL India- Kundapura organized a Play For Peace (PFP) session in Government Higher Primary School, Mavinakatte. The objective of this session was to promote positive relationships among children from cultures in conflict. The session was planned for 1.30 hours. Children really enjoyed participating. We used energizers, ice breakers and communication methods in this activity.
Mavinakatte is a small village in Kundapur. The population is around 1800 inhabitants. Mainly Hindu and Muslim people are living in this village. The school is run by the government and nearly 172 children study in it. FSL LTV staff led these PFP activities. The session began with an introduction and continued with energizers. Along with the children we agreed to common rules to make this program a success. Surprisingly children kept their promise and actively participated in each of the activities.
During the activities other children from the same school wanted take part. We promised the students to come back soon and develop more sessions with them due to the high motivation shown towards this activity.The games were mainly focused on team building. We wanted the children to learn values such as cooperation, team work and care for others whatever their culture, religion or gender.
Overall we considered the session to have been successful and positive for understanding the meaning of respect among these school children.
Yesterday, Monday December 21st SAP-K volunteers and staff visited tent school in order to create a kitchen garden for the tent community living in Yethadi. We also counted on YDP- Bangalore volunteers who have been taking part in SAP-K activities for the last few days.
On Monday 21st of December 2015 FSL-India’s HBP team Organized parents meeting at Yedthadi tent school to give awareness on health & hygiene to tent families.
My name is Marta, I have been doing an internship in FSL-India Kundapur for 6 months and I will try to “put in paper” my experience all over this time. The project I work for is SAP-K, based in FSL training centre in Shetrakatte, rural area on the Southeast coast on India. SAP-K stands for Sustainable Agriculture Project- Kundapur and its main idea is to evolve a model of sustainable agriculture for a sustainable livelihood. We visit farmers who already carry out organic farming, we learn from them, put it into practice in our training centre and next step is to share this knowledge with the local community so, the beautiful thing is that, when volunteers or interns leave, the knowledge stays with the children, farmers or local community we have been working with.
We are happy to communicate you all that we have already ready the first organic Vermicompost in our training center in Kundapur. It has been a long time but, after facing different challenges and overcoming them, the first sample is ready to be used to powerfully fertilize our plants and trees.Remember this fertilizer is made out of dry leaves, soil, cow dung and kitchen waste.
Unfortunately, as many of you might have already heard, Chennai (located on the Southeast coast of India) has been devastated by El Nino, weather condition recognized by heavy rains. Around 300 deaths, streets full of water, schools shut down, lack of food, medicines and drinking water and thousands of evacuated people is the current situation in the area. The worst might be to come due to mosquitoes, diseases and infections because of the low hygienic living conditions of people who have lost nearly everything.
That is the reason why FSL India promptly reacted towards Chennai people’s needs. FSL India- Kundapur went on a drive last Tuesday, December 8th in order to collect materials and money to help the victims of Chennai floods. In the morning all FSL Kundapur staff members and many volunteers engaged in the drive in Kundapur and, in the afternoon, HBP staff and volunteers and some other LTV volunteers continued the activity in Gangolli.
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On December 5th 2015, HBP staff and volunteers along with other training centre staff members went to Gulwadi (small village next to ours) to learn how plastic waste is segregated in around our training centre area. It was very interesting to see how, here in India, waste management happens. Ladies were separating small pieces of plastics according to different characteristics and men where cutting the big pieces of plastics into small ones for an easier transportation. Big parcels made out of squeezed plastic bottles were in piles at the entrance of the factory waiting
to be sent to recycling plants.
On 4th December – 2015 FSL-India’s Tent school team organized an excursion trip for Yedthadi tent school children to Uppinkote Island, which is located 10 km away from Brahmavar. A total of 14 children participated in the excursion. It was a part of education trip. Usually tent school children will not get a chance to go for exposure trip, because of that we have organizes trips which makes children happy. Children enjoyed to climbing nets, jumping, swings etc…. and enjoyed the moment . It was the first excursion trip to Yedthadi new children.
This kind of trips offers an exposure to children for to get experience and chance to build rapport with other children. Children, teachers and volunteers are enjoyed the day without regular routine . Really it was a good time to be with children and get to know more about each other and moreover it also made children’s minds relax and refresh.
On 3rd of December FSL-India’s HBP team Organized Health Check-up camp at Yedthadi for tent families with collaboration of MSW Department – Srimathi Rukmini Shedthi memorial national Government first grade college Barkur, Bhoomi clinic Yedthadi and GUARD Organization Udupi.