FSL India has hosted two Long Term Volunteers from Thailand. Volunteers have gone through different sessions to be well prepared for rest of their successful journey in India.
Regarding orientation, we developed the activities we usually carry out 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 also introduced some of Place for Peace activities and the volunteers really had fun. Overall we feel our volunteers will keep up their volunteering spirit with them to bring in changes in their and others life. We also hope they will carry the same excitement throughout their stay.
We, all LTV staff, consider this orientation to be a success. Moreover, according to the volunteer’s feedback, we have received a positive Feedback. As the volunteers were only two of them, staff spent more time to make them feel comfortable. Everything worked well and we are really satisfied with our work and results.