FSL India has hosted one Long Term Volunteer and she is from Belgium. Volunteer have gone through different sessions to be well prepared for their successful journey in India.
Regarding orientation, we developed the activities for orientation week when more volunteers take part in it, such as Indian welcome, expectation and fear conflict in communication, Safety, Understand cultural indicator, Introduction about FSL India, Indian lifestyle, Social concerns of India, project information, Indian pedagogy, volunteer’s role and responsibility, Hindu philosophy & a small tour of training center and SAP-K. Facilitators played Place for Peace games and volunteers really had fun. Overall we feel our volunteers will keep the volunteering spirit with them to bring changes in their and also in others life and will carry the same excitement throughout the stay.
We, all LTV staff, consider this orientation to be a success. Moreover, according to the volunteer feedback, it has actually been successful given that all feedback we have received is really positive. As the volunteer was only one participant in the orientation, staff spent more time to make her feel comfortable. Everything worked well and we are really satisfied with our work and results.