It’s cold outside, the snow has been falling for weeks and I can hear my father walking to our garden to get wood in order to set up the fireplace in our living room. I’m wrapped in my warmest blanket, watching the snow fall outside my window.
On Day 4 of the Happy Move Camp at Anantapur, South Korean students performed the traditional South Korean Gangnam style of dance, along with their traditional music, which was greatly appreciated by the audience, who cheered them enthusiastically.
On 25th January 2018, Victoria Lovelock (Vicky) – Director, CCIVS, France (our network partner) visited FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living (CEL), Kundapura. This was a mainly a recce trip for the forthcoming General Assembly of CCIVS, as well as the 70th-anniversary celebrations of CCIVS, which will be held at Kundapura, in November this year.
In the month of February 2018, FSL-India hosted 5 Long-Term Volunteers from different countries, i.e. France, Sweden, and Germany.
In the beginning of February, FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living (CEL), Kundapur received “new” mattresses for their accommodation.
FSL-India organised a cultural trip for the HMC group members on the 5th day of the program. In this cultural visit, we took the Happy Movers to a historical site and also visited the metropolitan city of Bangalore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Friday, 19th January 2018, an awareness rally on ‘Plastic Waste Management’ took place in Neralakatte, organised by FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living and the Neralakatte Gram Panchayat.