Once again, we – Tizia, Ellen and Manjesh from FSL-India – went to school for a session on Environmental Education. For the last 3 weeks, we visited the college at Nempu regularly.
Sea turtles are one of the very few animals to graze on seagrass and help maintain the health of the seagrass beds. Like normal lawn grass, seagrass needs to be constantly cut short to be healthy and help it grow across the ocean floor. Over the past decades, due to pollution, there has been a decline in seagrass beds, leading to a decline in the sea turtle population.
What could be more fun and more stressful than taking care of children every day in a Tent school?
It was the second session of Environmental Education at the Government Higher Primary School, Neralakatte. Four volunteers, i.e. Nikolina, Ellen, Sofia and Ellen from FSL-India, together with Manjesh and Dinesh (for the translation), talked about the three different types of pollution. The children already knew a lot about the topic and therefore, they could interact well.
On 7th November 2016 , In our Training Center we set up two cement pipes in which we will develop pipe composting activity . This is an innovative method which has already been implemented in India and working successfully.
So, for the past two weeks, we have had 40 extra hands (which means 20 more volunteers) supporting our SAP-K project. These volunteers, all of them from Germany, have been in India for around 2-3 months helping in Indian schools and, due to their 2-week holiday at school, they have joined us in our agricultural work. (The volunteers are in to 11-12 month volunteering program in India )
On 11th of October FSL-India Kundapura team celebrated Vijayadashami (Dasara) Vijayadashami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evils, Vijayadashami is also known as Dasara.
FSL-INDIA and G.F.C and Center for P.G studies Tenkanidiyoor jointly organized training to Aanganwadi (pre nursery) teachers about child care on 6th October at FSL –India training center Shetrakatte.
FSL-India Kundapur team members had an opportunity to participate in paper bags & handmade paper product training for 3 days from 3rd to 5th October, organized by Themez Fine Arts and Education Centre’s Kusuri Kraft at Bangalore
On 2nd October FSL-Kundapura and YDP chapter Kundapura organized Swaccha Udupi abhiyan at malpe beach. This is innovative activity to spread awareness about city cleaning and also to mobilize youth from YDP.
Our second month was busy. We planted training center’s first paddy field, constructed a new kitchen garden and started our project to build a medicinal garden.
FSL-INDIA organized session on pollution at Green Vally school.