FSL-India organises work camps every year, from March to October about the Tibetan cultural aspects and environmental issues of the western Himalayas, i.e. Dhauladhar range in Dharamshala.
While I sat in the small bus from the airport to the arrival camp of FSL-India, I could see the beautiful nature of South India through the window. In this moment, I found myself wondering if I was really ready for what India would throw at me, all the things that could possibility happen.
176 days – that is the amount of days I already spent in India and it feels like an eternity and like nothing at the time. Every day, I face a thousand new impressions while I found my own daily life.
Government Higher Primary School, Heskatturu. is a small school with 162 students and 6 teachers, from standards I-VII. The students are very bright and with open minds, always inclined to learn something new. As the school does not have a proper library, FSL-India decided to help the school by donating some books to rejuvenate their school library.
On a Saturday morning, on 14th April 2018, members of FSL-India’s Youth Development Program (YDP), Bangalore went to Free Basics Girls’ Home, Srirampura which is run by Need Base India.
“Think Pink Bengaluru” is the students’ service learning initiative at the Department of Social Work, at Christ University, Bangalore. On 20th March 2018, in collaboration with FSL-India’s Youth Development Programme, Bangalore they organised an awareness booth: ‘Early Warning Signs of Breast Cancer’, at the university’s main campus.
My name is Gitanjali Srinivas and I am a volunteer with the German Red Cross through FSL-India’s Outbound program.
In the month of April 2018, FSL-India LTV Bangalore region organized a Cultural Event (CE) at Mysore zone for 3 of our volunteers, under a different theme – Cooking.
Although the living environment and quality was not the best among all the countries we could choose in LEAD Pro, we don’t regret having chosen India as our first priority since we truly believe that we couldn’t have had such a lot of memorable and treasurable experiences in other countries.
Julian Hofler from AFS-Germany, a volunteer of FSL-India at Sri Chayadevi Trust, Mysore participated in a TV Show named Family Power, hosted by Colors, a Kannada TV channel, which was telecast at 9:00 pm, on 7th April, 2018.
On the 4th and 5th of April 2018, the Environment Education and Open Camp volunteers from FSL- India, conducted a painting activity for environmental awareness at Mavinakatte Primary School.
Michael Bogatzki, AFS-Germany’s Program Director 18+ and Sigrid, his wife visited our Centre for Experiential Living (CEL) at Kundapur, along with Rakesh Soans, President of FSL-India, on 16th March, 2018.
On 3rd April 2018, Manjesh, FSL-India’s Field Officer and Emily, a volunteer from Belgium visited the Govt Primary School in Mavinakatte. They conducted a session on Water & Sanitation, with around 20 children participating from the school.