In the month of July 2017, FSL-India, LTV Bangalore region organized a Cultural Event (CE) at Kanchipuram zone under a different theme.
Are you creative? Do you believe in volunteering? Start where you are! Use what you have! Do what you can! Join us along with international volunteers for ‘Hand in Land’ Work Camp from August 28th to 10th Sep, Great Himalayan National Park- Camp Code FSL-WHV-629
Are you creative? Do you believe in volunteering? Start where you are! Use what you have! Do what you can! Join us along with international volunteers for “Art Of Living” Work Camp from August 7th to 20th, Jodhpur- Camp Code FSL-WC-627
Are you creative? Do you believe in volunteering? Start where you are! Use what you have! Do what you can! Join us along with international volunteers for ‘Hand in Land’ Work Camp from August 14th to 27th, Kundapur- Camp Code FSL-WC-624
Are you creative? Do you believe in volunteering? Start where you are! Use what you have! Do what you can! Join us along with international volunteers for The Himalayan Beauty Work Camp from August 7th to 27th at Dharamshala, Camp Code FSL-WC-625.
The work camp held for two weeks commenced from 9th July 2017 and ended with the final evaluation on 21st July 2017. The theme was Sustainable Agriculture/Ayurveda/Culture/Child Rights/Women’s Rights.
Teenagers of age group 14-16 from Spain, France and Chile had exposure to sustainable agriculture, waste management system, interaction with schoolchildren and inter-cultural learning at Bangalore and Kundapur from 27th June to 18th July 2017.
This summer, 21 of us from the Education University of Hong Kong joined the Leadership Development camp organized by FSL-India, at Bangalore. It is an impressive camp with a great variety, which enabled us to explore India in depth, such as school teaching, home visit, sight-seeing, as well as interaction with the local residents. During the period, we gained chances to step out of our comfort zone, which is significant to our future life.
During the volunteering teaching, we tried to use limited resources and brought a variety of activities to the students. In the course, our problem solving skills and communication skills were enhanced. Our teaching experience was also enriched. We believe that it would help us a lot in our future. Apart from teaching, we had built a close relationship with the students and passed positive messages and behaviours to them.
Through the designing of activities for different age groups, we learnt how to interact with them smoothly by understanding their background, personality, needs and emotions. Besides, we got a chance to paint a large wall in the school, through which we learnt to cooperate among ourselves. The whole process left a remarkable memory for us all.
Home visit and community service were other important parts of the camp. We got a deeper understanding of cultural issues in India, such as marriage, food culture and living environment. The marriage culture has left a deep impression on us, which holds quite a conventional mode, in which the parents play the most important role. The difference between India and Hong Kong food culture is distinct and we were glad to get the chance to try different local food and in the meantime, share with them about our own food culture. Moreover, the living environment differs among villages and we also got a chance to explore the living condition of different social classes.
Vijaya Nagara – “City of Victory” was the capital city of the historic Vijaya Nagara Empire which extended over South India. The city’s ruins, surrounding the modern-day village of Hampi, are in Ballari district, Karnataka. Hampi’s history starts with popular folklore.
There was a flurry of activity at Gourmet Extension, Christ University, Bangalore in the early hours of 29th June.
In the month of July, FSL-India hosted 1 Long Term Volunteer from Italy. Every day we organised different events for the exchange of inter-cultural learning.
The rainy evening of the 18th of July saw a modest crowd of around 20 participants putting on their thinking caps to give their best at the ‘Quiz Me!’ event held at FSL-India.