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India so far..

India so far..

My overall experience of India is very positive!After the first weeks of constant confrontation with new things I got to see all the beautiful things about Indian culture, people and the land. Because literally everything is different to Germany it was obviously a lot to handle in the first place, though I had a very warm welcome and felt home soon! Indian people have been so welcoming and open towards me and for that I am very thankful. I got…

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My Volunteering Experience In Germany

My Volunteering Experience In Germany

My name is Ganesh Arunachalam, I am 25 years old and I come from Auroville, a city in the south of India. Since the beginning of August I have been a weltwärts volunteer sent by FSL India to accompany with the German Red Cross, at the DRK social services in Meschede. I support the caretaker team on site in my work. My working day starts at 8 a.m., first we have breakfast together in the canteen. Every morning we get…

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Is Volunteering Worth It?

Is Volunteering Worth It?

What do you think of when you hear the word “Volunteering”? Someone who works for free? Someone who serves society? Working in NGOs? Someone who is willing to do something for a cause? My answer is “Yes” and “No”. I’m not saying that all the above is false. They are true. But like most facts, they are half-truths. For me, Volunteering means so much more. So let me give you my meaning of volunteering alongside my story.  First off, why…

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The girl who went with the flow..

The girl who went with the flow..

So, it all began when I, like most people in their 20s, felt lost after college, not knowing what to do next. For a long time, I worshipped Science and thought it had all the answers to life. And life happened, when I realized that it’s all a maybe and that there are no absolutes. After college, being unsure about pursuing a doctorate degree in Earth Science, I turned to my next best option- learning a new language. My elder…

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New Moments – by Praveen B

New Moments – by Praveen B

I’m Praveen from India. Like many individuals from India who wish to travel abroad but have limited known opportunities. I found myself lucky when I got selected by FSL India for an intercultural project to stay in Berlin, Germany for a year as a volunteer. In Berlin I share the flat with individuals from Denmark, Turkey and Georgia. I can say we are a fun group staying together in a shared flat. It’s been a month in Berlin and I’m…

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Mental Health – Importance of Stress Management.

Mental Health – Importance of Stress Management.

As part of community building and awareness on mental health the FSL India Kundapura team conducted an online meeting on Stress Management on the 24th of September, 2021. It took place through google meet and was conducted for the teachers and host family members. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic situation we couldn’t have a face to face meeting. Mr. Manjunath presented PPT’s on stress. He explained how from the past two years lockdown has changed life and how to…

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Four months of learning, teaching and fun

Four months of learning, teaching and fun

Hi, my name Paul Kammer from Germany. Nearly 4 months ago I came to my project after the summer camp. I am living in a village near Karkala in a house right next to the Ajekar Church School. This is also my working place where I attend Kannada class and give English and Music classes. At the beginning I was very warmly welcomed by my contact person and the other people I am working/living with.