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GoTeens Camp!!

GoTeens Camp!!

FSL India has partnered with Solidarities Jeunesses– France and partners from Canada, Spain, Italy, Greece and Japan for the Erasmus+ project named “GoTeens” The main aim of the project “GO with Teenagers Engagement and Empowerment through Networking” is to support the quality development of youth work by elaborating and formalising tools and improving competences to prepare, implement and evaluate international projects for teenagers. Furthermore, the project will strengthen the exchange among youth organisations and young people. It will also improve…

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My Volunteering Experience In Germany

My Volunteering Experience In Germany

My name is Ganesh Arunachalam, I am 25 years old and I come from Auroville, a city in the south of India. Since the beginning of August I have been a weltwärts volunteer sent by FSL India to accompany with the German Red Cross, at the DRK social services in Meschede. I support the caretaker team on site in my work. My working day starts at 8 a.m., first we have breakfast together in the canteen. Every morning we get…

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Is Volunteering Worth It?

Is Volunteering Worth It?

What do you think of when you hear the word “Volunteering”? Someone who works for free? Someone who serves society? Working in NGOs? Someone who is willing to do something for a cause? My answer is “Yes” and “No”. I’m not saying that all the above is false. They are true. But like most facts, they are half-truths. For me, Volunteering means so much more. So let me give you my meaning of volunteering alongside my story.  First off, why…

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Sea Turtle Conservation Project: The experience of a lifetime

Sea Turtle Conservation Project: The experience of a lifetime

Saravana Kumar, a nature and adventure tour expert, volunteered with FSL India for the Sea Turtle Conservation Project. Saravana is passionate about eco-tourism and seeks to share his expertise of birds, jungle plants, and animals with the rest of the world. He has over 12 years of expertise taking large and small groups on environmental treks around India. In his words, after nearly twenty years Saravana finally got the chance to be a volunteer in the Sea Turtle Conservation Project,…

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Covid19 Relief – Vaccination Drive

Covid19 Relief – Vaccination Drive

With the spreading of awareness in local areas and schools regarding the importance of being vaccinated, the covid vaccination drives that have been held over the last few months have seen a great increase in the number of vaccinations with the help of Asha Karyakartas and local volunteers. Despite the many challenges in the beginning as the public were scared, unsure and many did not want to get vaccinated due to certain reasons, the awarnesss sessions on the importance of…

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The girl who went with the flow..

The girl who went with the flow..

So, it all began when I, like most people in their 20s, felt lost after college, not knowing what to do next. For a long time, I worshipped Science and thought it had all the answers to life. And life happened, when I realized that it’s all a maybe and that there are no absolutes. After college, being unsure about pursuing a doctorate degree in Earth Science, I turned to my next best option- learning a new language. My elder…

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MASTERCLASS ON DESIGNING EXPERIENCES

MASTERCLASS ON DESIGNING EXPERIENCES

The Project “PlaceXPlore”, a brainchild of Mrs. Pratima mainly focuses on identifying and promoting artisans and local entrepreneurs from Udupi District. Rakesh Soans, President of FSL India conducted very innovative and creative sessions virtually and in person at a Beach Resort in Malpe for the group. The Program was conducted in collaboration with Udupi Tourism and Mrs Pratima. Thirty participants from diverse backgrounds from Udupi and Mangalore were present. There were people representing a great variety ranging from cooking, drawing,…

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Virtual Cultural Exchange Program: Different is Beautiful 2021

Virtual Cultural Exchange Program: Different is Beautiful 2021

IVS (International Voluntary service) – a movement that FSL India follows to promote peace, understanding and service through intercultural programs allows youth from different cultures and backgrounds to connect, experience, share, learn from each other and work with each other physically. Due to the pandemic and the restrictions that it has caused FSL India has continued to promote the IVS Motive and vision through conducting Virtual exchange programs that encourage Personal Social Responsibility. We are happy to share with you…

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16th Social Leadership Training – Hunsur Taluk

16th Social Leadership Training – Hunsur Taluk

November 13’th, We met for our 16th Social Leadership Training with 20 college students held at VSS college, Sadhanapura, Hunsur Taluk. During the two days there were great learnings that we could take away with us. Exploring ones self, Leadership styles, communication skills, group dynamics, problem solving, SDG’s, Root cause analysis and finally project planning. The highlight was to recognize and address the issues in their own surroundings, and ways to solve these issues through community actions and micro projects…

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New Moments – by Praveen B

New Moments – by Praveen B

I’m Praveen from India. Like many individuals from India who wish to travel abroad but have limited known opportunities. I found myself lucky when I got selected by FSL India for an intercultural project to stay in Berlin, Germany for a year as a volunteer. In Berlin I share the flat with individuals from Denmark, Turkey and Georgia. I can say we are a fun group staying together in a shared flat. It’s been a month in Berlin and I’m…

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