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.
There was a lot of inspiration and different ideas, from which we chose the topic of the 3 R’s -Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. The communities are not well aware of the 3 R’s method so, we chose this. The team painted murals on the school wall to create awareness among the children and the local community.
It is so important to bring about a good change in the environment and this is a small step to protect the earth from becoming clogged with garbage!
Awareness was created in the community and subsequently, they were inspired and motivated by the 3R’s method. The school community and children agreed that henceforth, they would follow the 3R’s method in their daily life. They would also inform others about this method and encourage them to follow the same.
Finally, the volunteers and community were happy about the awareness painting at the school. The volunteers are looking forward to do more environmental awareness campaigns among the local community.
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.
In the month of April 2018, FSL-India, Kundapur hosted 15 Long Term Volunteers, i.e. 9 from Germany, 1 from Sweden and 5 from Finland at our CEL (Centre for Experiential Living), Kundapur.
In the month of March 2018, FSL-India’s LTV Bangalore region organized a Cultural Event (CE) at Mysore, Bangalore, and Pondicherry zone, under different themes.
On the 26th and 27th of March 2018 we, the Environment Education volunteers from FSL- India, did our first awareness painting in Neralakatte.
In August 2017, I came to India along with around 50 other volunteers from American Field Service-Germany and Experiment Germany. I was placed in a project close to Pondicherry, together with one more volunteer.
At the end of March, FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living (CEL), Kundapura celebrated Women’s Day together with 28 women from the local community, staff and volunteers. This was sponsored by the Spanish Foundation, “Recogida de fondos por India”
In the month of March, FSL-India hosted 1 Long-Term Volunteer from Sweden. For this orientation, FSL-India organized different events for the exchange of ICL (Inter-Cultural Learning).
My name is Joelle and since 10 ½ months, I’m living and doing my voluntary work in India (Chennai), so my time here is almost over. I’m working in a shelter for street animals. This is my personal dream project, because I really love to be and to work with animals and furthermore, I already have some experiences in it.
The volunteers and staff from FSL’s own Home Based Projects (HBP) of our Centre for Experiential Living (CEL) located at Kundapura participated in a community plantation at 2 of our volunteers’ host families’ homes.
Sights, sounds and smells often have the tendency to tell stories; what one eats, wears, grows, how one talks, drives and so on – they weave a web as full of complexly spun stories as Charlotte’s web. More importantly, they tell different stories in different lands.