The survival of the sea turtle is critically linked to the conservation of our environment. The huge number of deaths of these creatures, particularly during the nesting season is a key indicator that we need to relook at our conservation efforts, as well as the programmes in place to educate the fisherman community.
Do you like India?’ and ‘Do you enjoy your time there?’ are questions that are easy to respond with just a single word: Yes!
On 30th January, once again, FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living, Kundapur conducted a session on Health & Hygiene for adolescents at Shettrakatte, as well as career guidance in the medical field.
On 1st and 2nd February, the FSL-India team and all the Korean and Indian volunteers started out from the hotel to the village in the morning and continued the renovation work, i.e. construction of toilets, construction of a platform for vessel wash, hand wash, painting and drawing educational pictures.
The second day of the 20th Happy Move Camp started with team building exercises conducted by the FSL-India team, before starting the work.
The 20th Happy Move Camp commenced at Anantapur from 30th of January 2018. Totally, 80 Korean volunteers and 16 Indian volunteers from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University participated in the project.
Navunda beach is a very beautiful beach on the west coast of India. The sand is white, there are a lot of green coconut trees, the waves of the ocean are rolling in.
Staying abroad makes time pass in a weird way. On the one hand, it feels like I arrived a month ago, just coming out of orientation. On the other hand, I can barely remember my first traveling experience in India – it must have been at least a year ago.
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.