FSL India had hosted six Long Term Volunteers and they are from Germany. Volunteers have gone through different sessions to be well prepared for their successful journey in India.
Regarding orientation, we developed the activities that we carry out for orientation week, 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 some of Play 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’s feedback it has actually been successful! Everything worked well and we are really satisfied with our work and results.