Category Archives: Orientation

Orientation Bangalore region, February

Orientation Bangalore region, February

FSL India has hosted 4 long Term Volunteers from Germany, Sweden and America. Volunteer has gone through the different sessions, to prepare themselves for their successful journey in India. Regarding orientation,  we usually carry out different activities during orientation week such as Indian welcome, expectation and fear conflict in communication, Safety, Understand cultural indicator, Introduction about FSL India, Indian lifestyle, Social concerns of India, project information, Indian pedagogy, volunteer’s role and responsibility and Hindu philosophy.

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Orientation- Kundapur, July

Orientation- Kundapur, July

In the month of July, FSL India hosted 03 Long Term Volunteers from two different countries (Italy & Spain).  Every evening we have organised different events for the exchange of Intercultural learning. First day was  traditional Indian welcome , all the volunteers had chance to have Henna, Meanwhile volunteers had the opportunity to test their skills by working in a project for the half day during the week. Volunteers were also predicated in paddy cultivation in form. They had chance to visit Hindu temple called Kundeshwra.

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Orientation -Bangalore, July

Orientation -Bangalore, July

In the month of June, FSL India hosted 05 Long Term Volunteers from 3 different countries (France, Estonia, and Austria).  Every day evening we have organised different events for the exchange of Intercultural learning. First day was  traditional Indian welcome , all the volunteers had chance to have Henna, Meanwhile volunteers had the opportunity to test their skills by working in a project for the half day during the week. Volunteers were also presented the facts and figures of their counties to the school children during “Country Presentation” session. They had chance to saw the Cultural dance “Baratanatya”. They cooked there country food and shared with Indians.

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April Orientation Blog  

April Orientation Blog  

Date: 6th to 10th April 2015.                                 Venue:  FSL-India, Wilson Garden – Bangalore

In the month of April, FSL India hosted 09 Long Term Volunteers from 4 different countries (France, Germany Sweden and Japan).  Everyday evening we have organised different events for the exchange of Intercultural learning. First day was traditional Indian welcome event, then all the volunteers had chance to have Henna. On second day volunteers had the opportunity to test their skills by working in a project for the half day during the week. Volunteers were also presented the facts and figures of their countries to the school children during “Country Presentation” session. They had chance to saw the Cultural dance “Baratanatya”.

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Volunteer’s feedback on Orientation week:

  • Excellent atmosphere we were all happy to meet and know each other amazing group.
  • The group atmosphere was very familiar to me it was very interesting to get to know new people from different countries and of country do join the glad that I have met you.
  • Very nice very convivial and friendly great FSL team as well.
  • Very nice the co-coordinators are very nice and I had a lot of fun.
  • Very good & it was a intercultural learning from the other volunteers.
  • Be friendly yes I have learn a lot of precious information for my future life behavior and safety in India.
  • Yes for sure I have been reassured about my pears I could discover for about Indian culture about mistakes that have to be avoided it was as well great to have a language initiation to start discussions with our host family and project co-worker.
  • The experience with the street children was unforgettable fears and culture explanations are as well essential cooking was as well really for.
  • Everything.

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LTV – Orientation Blog Article- March 2015

LTV – Orientation Blog Article- March 2015

Date: 2nd to 6th March 2015.                                       Venue:  FSL-India, Wilson Garden- Bangalore

In the month of March the LTV orientation has been held in FSL India’s head office for five days from 02nd to 6th March 2015, in Bangalore. FSL India received 5 short Term Volunteers from 4 different parts of countries (France, Spain, Sweden and Italy)

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LTV – Orientation- Feb 2015

LTV – Orientation- Feb 2015

In the month of February the LTV orientation was held in FSL India’s head office for five days from 02nd to 6th February 2015, in Bangalore. FSL India received 07 short Term Volunteers from 4 different countries (France, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland)

On first day of the orientation we welcomed our new batch of volunteers with great excitement. This new group of volunteers showed lot of enthusiasm in knowing our culture, our lifestyle and our food habits etc..,

During the orientation, each day evening we had organized different events for the exchange of ICL (Inter Cultural Learning). First day evening the volunteers had chance to have Henna, second day was project visit with FSL staffs, all have gone to a school called “BBMP School” there volunteers had done presentation of their each country for the School children. Third day all went to see Indian classical dance performance Baratha Natya. Apart from these learnings, volunteers also shared with FSL staff about their way of living in their country in the guest house.

Volunteer’s feedback on Orientation week:

  • The atmosphere was nice, not just between the volunteers but also in the FSL office, the energizer helped to produce a little bit fun band a friendly also.
  • Nice atmosphere between the volunteers and the FSL people.
  • Very good we were a nice group and I chat with everyone, although we are from different countries.
  • The atmosphere was very good with the volunteers and FSL people, I felt comfortable and safe.
  • Yes Of course, we got many important Information that will help us in daily life.
  • The meeting with one host mother and the trip to the governmental school were an excellent way to prepare (not just theoretically but practically)
  • Think this orientation week is an excellent preparation for a stay in India.
  • All the different sessions and the delicious lunch.
  • Hindu philosophy, cultural indicators, welcome ritual, the parts about safety are necessary to keep in the orientation