In the month of November, FSL India had a great opportunity to host the Weltwaerts Partner Conference, Asia Pacific Region 2015 from 24th to 27th November 2015.
We had 5 international volunteers with different countries, volunteers involved in educational drawing, cleaning baghsu waterfall with one of the local ngo waste warrior
The culture visit held on 12th November 2015 with Julia Arzt who came in September 2015 and work with us she works as a teacher in special children school Kundapur. One of the programs in FSL called cultural visit where we take our regular volunteer to any cultural and historical places which is located in or around Kundapur.. FSL India planned to visit Sri Mokkambikka temple which located nearby Udupi. In the morning volunteer she came to training centre we disuse about culture visit whole day plan then we take bus to Shetraktte to Kollur its take 1 hour journey. After reaching the Kollur 1st we entered temple this was very special day because Divali celebrate and other some Special Pooja is going on lot of people gathered in the temple we take Darshana then we go to “Bojana Shale” volunteer she exiting to see the people a rounding the temple then we take temple food. After we sit in the temple and I explain the temple history.
During the camp volunteers have done door to door censes collecting information about the family in the community. The volunteers also had fun with cooking with Muslim community, it was a really love the cooking session and the community people had very good experienced with our volunteers.
They also conducted eye camp in the slum area, in that volunteer helped in registration and assisting the nurse, they done some gardening work in project.
FSL India is organizing the First Quarterly Evaluation for 2015 – 2016 batch Weltwärts and IJFD pax. Seminar will be organized at Rural Education and Action for Liberation (REAL).
Date: 16th to 18th November 2015
No of Volunteers: 19 Volunteers (Chennai – 10 & Pondicherry 9 )
No of Staff: 4
Overall objective of QTE: To ensure volunteers understanding about their project, host family system and the intercultural acceptance through evaluation and to help participants settle on their future actions.
Cultural Meet – Chennai/Pondicherry/Mysore: 17th November 2015
In the month of November 2015, FSL organized three different of Cultural visit in three places, one meet was in Chennai and another one was in Pondicherry and Mysore.
On 21st of November Saturday, 2015, the FSL-India HBP team had an opportunity to participate in the Flora & Fauna annual conference. We presented a skit about “Bird Conservation” at Hotel Hariprasad’s Akshata Hall. The skit was presented by International volunteers and staff of FSL India (Home based project).
Healthy eating clean and Delicious:
On 24th Nov 2015, Fsl Chennai Facility Apollo project team organized a Balanced Food Diet & supplemental food Demonstration and Workshop for community people at Oragadm village. Healthy eating is a learned skill. The goal of Eat Smart and increase their Healthy lifestyle.
FSL Chennai facility “Apollo Project Team’ moving with new research component that explores the individual and community impact of Play for Peace. Our process was first tested in Sennakuppam village, Kanchipuram district, Tamilnadu On 21st of Nov-15, with encouraging results.
We started activities by introducing core values of the activities
-Included, everyone is welcome to participate.
-Attention to safety for everyone.
“CSR Initiatives Creates the Social Responsibility to the Individuals for Sustainable Development”
FSL lndia and Better World had tie up with Samsung CSR and organized Samsung camp on 16th to 22nd November 2013 at Keranallur, High school. As a result of the effectiveness and hard work, one Korean Volunteer has been chosen and given reward for her participation and Outstanding Performance. She has decided to contribute 400 USD for the development of School.
The donation has been used for the purchase of 3 Nos of sewing machine for the craft work to the school children and 1 Bureau for the science lab usage
The materials have been handed over to School head master in the presence of representative of BWO and FSL India. on 26th, Nov-2015 at Keeranallur School. The Head master is great full to SAMSUNG and all the partners.
The LTV team of FSL-India conducted a winter camp in Good Samaritan Children’s Home in Byndoor, Kundapur from 12th to 27th October 2015. Volunteers from regular teaching and orphan teaching participated in this camp. The activities were mainly related to renovation works and, in total, 10 volunteers took part in it.
Two weeks ago we traveled to our beloved village Kirehalli in Hassan District. Although we only lived there for four weeks, it felt like coming home after a long time for us. Everybody was happy to see us and so were we. With the two other volunteers we lived with, we spent the time with our family and many other people of the village. Because the weather was cold and rainy, we spent most of our time in the kitchen room, playing cards, the guitar, or just talking.
On the second last weekend, from 23th to 24th October, some volunteers and I spent a couple of days in Mysore to see the celebration of the Hindu Dasara Festival, which takes place every year in September or October. According to a Hindu legend, on this day truth triumphed over evil, personified by the Hindu Goddess Chamundeshwari who killed the demon Mahishasura. On Friday, it was the Vijayadashami holiday. We went into the city because of the Dasara procession, this being the highlight of the 10-day festival. So we got to a stand near Mysore Palace to see all the decorated floats, dancers, music groups and animals like horses and elephants.
The music groups with drummers and the dancers created a cheerful mood. It was colourful, loud, hot and crowded, just as you probably imagine India feels or looks like. It was awesome to feel the lively atmosphere, while we were standing among the masses of Indians celebrating this day. The decorated floats were very interesting. One float showed the waste management system of Mysore (which obviously works well compared to some other Indian cities), another represented the Police and therefore the security system and on top of a third float were idols of local politicians.
India with its colonial background must be very proud to have been independent now for more than 68 years and all of its achievements that have been accomplished so far went through my mind at that moment. This vast country or, rather, sub-continent, with almost 1.3 billion inhabitants is governed by a democratic system. Isn’t it impressive? But I also thought about issues this developing country has to deal with. Besides waste there are a lot of other environmental problems, and based on my project I’d like to emphasise the upcoming water scarcity because of mistreatment in the last decades. Moreover, corruption, imbalance of the gender-roles, discrimination against particular society groups (previous caste system) or an underdeveloped infrastructure in many places are challenging tasks for India. But in contrast to these fields in which Germany is today more developed than India, Indians score definitely better in their surplus of joie de vivre and diversity in many fields.