Once a year, FSL-India conducts a work camp for Sea Turtle Conservation (STC). So, for the last 2 weeks, from 15th-28th January, one work camp volunteer, Donghyun Han from South Korea, joined our project.
When there is no language to communicate and no prior experiences with the environment or people, how will we create healthy relationships with people? I wanted to know the answer to my question. That is why I decided to move to France without learning French. Fortunately, in the organisation where I work, only a few people understand English. So it is a perfect opportunity for the experiment for myself.
FSL-India is well-known for the Happy Move Camp organized and implemented every year, in collaboration with national and international partners – KIA Motors Company, South Korea, Hyundai Motors India Foundation and BWO-Better World Organization, South Korea.
On 19th January, under the leadership of Manjesh BM, Field Officer, and Manjunath B, CEL Coordinator, FSL-India organised a plastic waste collection rally jointly with the Neralakatte Gram Panchayat, to create awareness on Plastic Waste Management.
Beekeeping or apiculture is one of the world’s oldest occupations and has been in existence since antiquity. It is relatively inexpensive and hugely rewarding, as the benefits are many and varied. FSL-India decided to engage in beekeeping due to the increasing global problem caused by non-organic agriculture, i.e. the loss of pollinators, which are, just as the targeted pests, killed by the pesticides used.
On Friday, 19th January 2018, an awareness rally on ‘Plastic Waste Management’ took place in Neralakatte, organised by FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living and the Neralakatte Gram Panchayat.
In the month of January 2018, FSL-India LTV Bangalore region organized for a Cultural Event (CE) at Pondicherry, Kanchipuram, Mysore, and Bangalore zones, under different themes.
The LTV monthly cultural visit was held on 18th January 2018 with Alexian, Lola, and Eugenie who work on the Sea Turtle Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture projects at FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living, Kundapur.
On 17th January, a team of 6 members from SELCO Ltd, Bangalore and SELCO Foundation, Kundapur visited FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living to discuss the construction of portable housing for the local Tent families and also, future projects with FSL-India.
Last Sunday, we – FSL-India’s CEL staff – were invited by Nazeer, a friend, and supporter of FSL-India, to a marriage. So we went to Maavinakatte to celebrate this blessed event.
More than one year ago, I applied for a social service in India. After a short time, I signed the contract and on 5th August 2017, I arrived in India. I left the airport and my first thought was, “It is cold here!“ Maybe, because we arrived at 3 a.m. in the morning.
To start the new year, on the 2nd of January, FSL-India conducted another Community Training at our Centre for Experiential Living (CEL), Kundapura for women from the surrounding locality.
Once again, we – Tizia, Ellen and Manjesh from FSL-India – went to school for a session on Environmental Education. For the last 3 weeks, we visited the college at Nempu regularly.