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Final Impression

Final Impression

Looking back to your expectations and goals, would you like to comment on your overall experience here?

* My experience was better than I possibly could have imagined. I feel very privileged because I was in a great project, surrounded by incredible people, including the people at the project, our host family, the girls in the PG and the volunteer I worked together with, Anna. I faced a few challenges, but they stand in the shadow of all the great adventures I’ve had.

* Everything has been okay. Maybe the project wasn’t that nice, because nobody was interested in me or anything. I did workshop yes but I didn’t hold that ever. Why? I don’t know…

* I really enjoyed my time in India. At the beginning it was really hard to handle the small Kids at School. But it was worth it to stay and try my best. It sometimes really takes time to get into something. I think my goals were a little bit too high. I thought I have to learn the Kids much and much of English but they are just 4 years old so it’s more about the playing and having fun I think. I really liked my Host family but it also took some time to know each other and get closer. It was a bit hard for me to have a curfew so I had to learn I cannot do what I want like at home.

* The only thing that I expected was more activity in the project.

* It was a great experience. I don’t regret my decision to go to India. But for sure, I could not live here for long time.

Profile-Vanessa

Profile-Vanessa

“Dear friends, we have a new intern Vanessa from Mexico who joined us in mid-August. She will be a Team Leader for Work camps and will be with us for a year. We welcome her to the FSL family.”


Hello guys….here is a little about Me : )

i am Vanessa Maciel Napoles from Ocotlan ,JAlisco Mexico worlds capital lol lol lol…..im 28 years old i have a brother (Baldo) 3 nieces (Kassandra,Pame,Alexita) and a nephew (Fabricio) my sister in law (Laura) my dear and loved mother (Mary) is one of my reazons in life she always shown as her way her love and support to us and to do what we bealive in it, and my father (Alvaro) a very adventured man who will never change of being as it is. and the love of my life (Anibal) these are my family members ando also my angels called my friends……. thanks to all of them because they allways show the support and love that every living people needs to follow our dreams and mines is coming true…..living, learning,helping and giving a litlle from me to INDIA.

for the past almost 4 years i was working at IBM as a Logistic Analist where i learned a lot from my work colleagues and also my team leaders and managers i had there, but something was missing in my life a little part from me was not complete so the first that i did was to remember dreaming because sometimes we forgot to doit because we think these things will never happend, and believed me IT HAPPENS so i remember mi biggest dream of helping others doing a diffrence in life so i was going to chiapas with an ONG at October but during the time these NATATE ONG send some convocatories to go and been a volunteer at other countries Grece,FRance,Shout Corea ,India,,,,,yesss Indiaaaa , so i try , fill up the forms and compete with others to have that single place only one place was free, with economy help and host family, food and all you might need to live at India for one year.

my dream had no time of living so one year for me is a lot a time but feel very blessed because in the less moment that i spected to happend these opportunitie comes true……i quit mi job sell my car and also with not good comments about mi idea i reallice evrething to make it happend so here i am thanks to Nico from NATATE he choose me to come thanks to FSL because is more then i spect from theme the people is the nicest and kindes ones, is a good ONG because all i have seen at the time is well organizated,is a non proffit ORG and opend minded people to welocome anyone who has the interest to come and share a little help .

there are so many people to thank for these big experience but the principal and first one is GOD he will put things together to get to yout dream belive me just need to ask for and at the time he think is the better he will arrange evrething to reallice yourselves…..please dont stop thinking thath dreams dont came true…..it HAPPENS !!!!!!!! now i live at India and my first work camps starts at the end of the month at Dalai’s Lama city.

Profile-Deepika

Profile-Deepika

Note -“Here is an introduction of our new staff member in Bangalore. She is currently undergoing training and will take over Shilpa’s role as LTV Communicator in November.”

Hi..

I am Deepika here. Have currently joined FSL India as LTV communicator at Bangalore head office. Looking forward to build my career learn more, grow better, and surely to give my best to this highly esteemed organization. here I would want to go say a bit about myself..

Regarding education I started schooling at Kundapur which is also my birthplace, further higher studies was procured from Mangalore University in Mangalore and coorg. Having done my PG in Life science Previously have worked as research fellow at St Aloysius College, Mangalore.

To say something on my interests.. I like studying, travelling, meeting people, my great interest lye in Dance,which I conceder the best talent I have. love to spend time with family friends and kids. And I cannot forget saying that I love having pets. Theres lots more to write on my likings like food, music, chatting, comics, shopping, photography etc…

My parents back home in Kundapur, who are supportive and encouraging, Sweet little brother, teachers, and friends are some of the people I value the most. And marriage, one of the best thing recently happened to me, which also brought me to Bangalore.. so that was a short intro about me, surely going to add up as I spend more time working here in FSL.

Early sea turtle nesting

Early sea turtle nesting

This year’s first sea turtle nest was found and relocated near Maravanthe beach, North of Kundapur. Usually Sea Tutles nest between the month of  October to January in this part of the west coast. Since monsoon is not yet over, there are chances of sweet water entering the nest and destroying  it. It is a challenge for us to protect this nest against the rain. Last year some of the nests totally/partially failed to hatch because of the heavy rainfall at the end of September.

Profile – Deepak

Profile – Deepak

Deepak Chander – Joined FSL-India on 1st of August 2010 as Assistant Director – Programs

I am basically a fun loving and charismatic person with a vision to grow and reach out to youth and underprivileged people. I interact a lot with youths with an intention to motivate and bring them up with right values of our Indian culture. I love to make friends from different sectors of life with an attitude to learn and to explore the new opportunities. I have been involved in social work from past 7 years and have a strong 5 years of experience in NGOs. Previously I worked with SAIACS CEO Centre as Public relations officer. What fascinated me the most about FSL was to be involved in the Inter cultural aspect and the opportunities available to to tap into our skills and abilities.

Dedicated son and a Faithful husband:

I am the only son to my Mom Violet. Always crave to keep my mom happy as she been an ultimate inspiration to teach me to soar high even in the midst of traumas and sorrows.

I’ve been married to Shalini, three months ago, a psychologist by profession at MPA. I happened to meet my wife three years ago and sensed a life time commitment with her. She is a true blessing and adds life to my ministry.

FSL – A place with an objective to promote Global understanding.

The very objective of Global understanding and Inter- cultural learning has drawn me to FSL India. I am glad to be a part of FSL-India as Assistant Director of Programs. It is a new environment for me and gives lots of scope to interact with youths of cross culture. I am yet to learn a lot and hope to give my best in the days to come. I will be based in the Bangalore office.

Profile – Mayur

Profile – Mayur

Hello,

I am Mayur, new member of FSL India. I had joined FSL on 21st July. I work in FSL  as LTV(Long term  volunteer) and as Computer Administrator. My native place is Karwar. I am 21 years old. I completed my 12th grade and i also did a course in “ Computer Hardware and Networking”. My hobbies are traveling and reading story books.



Musical Program in Kundapur

Musical Program in Kundapur

Sangeetha Bharathi Trust, Kundapur and FSL India jointly organised Indian classical music program in Kundapur. It was two days program held on 01st August and 8th August. Very respectable and well-known classical musicians are invited to perform, vocal and instrumental musics like Sitar, Tabla and Harmonium in this special event.

August Arrivals

August Arrivals

Once again Kundapur town was enriched with people from nine different nationalities. In this month 38 volunteers arrived from Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Japan, UK, Austria and Finland. It was one of big group of volunteers came down to Kundapur at a time. Along with the regular orientation sessions, we organised many different activities to interact with the local people. The country presentation was organised in a hostel for deprived back ground students, where the children shown great interest in knowing about the different countries.

Happy Move Camp – Education and Renovation Team

Happy Move Camp – Education and Renovation Team

The Education and Renovation Team for the 1st batch has about 75 Korean volunteers who will stay for a duration of 2 weeks. The visiting volunteers will take up education and renovation works in the Government schools and villages.

The Education team is responsible for conducting teaching sessions for the school children related to basic English and Mathematics, Environmental awareness, Health and Hygiene awareness. Creative learning methods are used to conduct the sessions, through art, drawing, games, music, dance, flash cards and charts etc.

This year we decided to include some of the renovation activities from our “Model Village Project” in Chennai. Examples are, building toilets for backward communities ; promoting Kitchen gardens in schools ; planting fruit bearing tress in houses.

The Renovation activities that are carried out include:

Constructing Play courts, Building and Repairing Toilets, Kitchens, Water Storage, Water Connections, Planting Trees, Building School Compound wall, Building Book shelves, Kitchen Gardens, Libraries in schools, Floor tiles in classrooms, Painting, Constructing Children’s Park, Promoting Rain Water Harvesting, Clean Kitchen program etc. In addition, the volunteers also provided school materials such as school uniforms, notebooks, sports kit, pencils, crayons, drawing material, mats etc.

5th Happy Move Global Youth Volunteers Camp in Chennai

5th Happy Move Global Youth Volunteers Camp in Chennai

The “5th Happy Move Camp” started on the 16th of July in Chennai. A total of 250 Korean volunteers will arrive in 2 batches of 125 volunteers each, along with a group of 20 Korean doctors. Each batch stays for a period of 2 weeks.

1 st Batch – 16 th July to 28 th July – 125 volunteers and 10 doctors

2 nd Batch – 30 th July to 11 th August – 125 volunteers and 10 doctors

The “Happy Move Global Youth Volunteers” Camp is a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative sponsored by HMC Korea (Hyundai Motor Company) and supported by FSL-India (Field Services and Intercultural Learning), IWO Korea (International Workcamp Organization) and HMI (Hyundai Motors India). The 1st Happy Move Camp was conducted in July 2008 and is held every six months.

Under the “Happy Move Global Youth Volunteers” programme, HMC Korea selects a total of 250 college student volunteers who will participate in organising medical camps and health awareness campaigns, as well as education and renovation work in schools and villages. The programme is held over 30 days in areas of Kanchipuram District, Chennai.

Our best wishes are with the FSL-India Chennai Staff in making the 5th Happy Move Camp a bigger success.