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GoTeens Camp!!

GoTeens Camp!!

FSL India has partnered with Solidarities Jeunesses– France and partners from Canada, Spain, Italy, Greece and Japan for the Erasmus+ project named “GoTeens” The main aim of the project “GO with Teenagers Engagement and Empowerment through Networking” is to support the quality development of youth work by elaborating and formalising tools and improving competences to prepare, implement and evaluate international projects for teenagers. Furthermore, the project will strengthen the exchange among youth organisations and young people. It will also improve…

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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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Covid19 Relief – Vaccination Drive

Covid19 Relief – Vaccination Drive

With the spreading of awareness in local areas and schools regarding the importance of being vaccinated, the covid vaccination drives that have been held over the last few months have seen a great increase in the number of vaccinations with the help of Asha Karyakartas and local volunteers. Despite the many challenges in the beginning as the public were scared, unsure and many did not want to get vaccinated due to certain reasons, the awarnesss sessions on the importance of…

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MASTERCLASS ON DESIGNING EXPERIENCES

MASTERCLASS ON DESIGNING EXPERIENCES

The Project “PlaceXPlore”, a brainchild of Mrs. Pratima mainly focuses on identifying and promoting artisans and local entrepreneurs from Udupi District. Rakesh Soans, President of FSL India conducted very innovative and creative sessions virtually and in person at a Beach Resort in Malpe for the group. The Program was conducted in collaboration with Udupi Tourism and Mrs Pratima. Thirty participants from diverse backgrounds from Udupi and Mangalore were present. There were people representing a great variety ranging from cooking, drawing,…

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16th Social Leadership Training – Hunsur Taluk

16th Social Leadership Training – Hunsur Taluk

November 13’th, We met for our 16th Social Leadership Training with 20 college students held at VSS college, Sadhanapura, Hunsur Taluk. During the two days there were great learnings that we could take away with us. Exploring ones self, Leadership styles, communication skills, group dynamics, problem solving, SDG’s, Root cause analysis and finally project planning. The highlight was to recognize and address the issues in their own surroundings, and ways to solve these issues through community actions and micro projects…

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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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Food Kit Distribution – Hunsur (Covid19 Relief)

Food Kit Distribution – Hunsur (Covid19 Relief)

During the Pandemic, some of the most effected are the Individuals with Special needs. Due to restrictions they are unable to go out and earn to support themselves. Since 2009 – through Volunteer programs, our team has established good connections with the local people of Hunsur and surrounding Villages. For Independence Day this year, local volunteers helped us identify people with special needs and distribute food kits worth one month to support 46 individuals. Present during the distribution were PDO,…

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