Category Archives: Volunteer’s Voice

My Voluntary Service in India: Maximilian Schloesinger – IJGD, Germany

My Voluntary Service in India: Maximilian Schloesinger – IJGD, Germany

My name is Maximilian Schloesinger and in the following article, I want to speak about my voluntary service in India, which was hosted by the NGO FSL-India. I was prepared and sent to India by the German NGO IJGD. The duration of my service was 12 months, from September 2017 till August 2018. Hence, I participated in a LTV (Long Term Volunteer) program.

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Sustainable Agriculture Project at Mount Rosary, Alangar, Moodabidri: Jonathan Tim Binetsch, AFS-Germany

Sustainable Agriculture Project at Mount Rosary, Alangar, Moodabidri: Jonathan Tim Binetsch, AFS-Germany

Hi I am Jonathan My working project is Sustainable Agriculture at Mount Rosary, Alangar. Mount Rosary is a beautiful ashram, home for the aged and organic farm at the same time.

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My experiences in India: Hagen Theodor Frick, AFS/BMZ Germany – Sustainable Agriculture/Organic Farming, SRISTI Foundation

My experiences in India: Hagen Theodor Frick, AFS/BMZ Germany – Sustainable Agriculture/Organic Farming, SRISTI Foundation

My experience in India so far, is pretty amazing. I‘m working in a project together with people with mental disabilities. I had no experience in this kind of work and learned so many new, amazing things through my project.

 

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Life at De Mercede, Mangalore – Susanne Segna, AFS Germany

Life at De Mercede, Mangalore – Susanne Segna, AFS Germany

I am Susanne, staying at the orphanage De Mercede during the summer holidays. I stayed the first 2 months of my volunteer sevice in India here. I got a hearty welcome and the children accepted me from the beginning as their akka (big sister).

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Project ´Weathercock` – Benjamin Staudenmaier, AFS, Germany

Project ´Weathercock` – Benjamin Staudenmaier, AFS, Germany

Almost every time I told somebody about the weathercock project, I was asked “what is that?”, which is why I want to clarify this point first.

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My volunteer service in Mysore, India 2017–2018: Sophia Marie Huettner, AFS/BMZ Germany

My volunteer service in Mysore, India 2017–2018: Sophia Marie Huettner, AFS/BMZ Germany

I came to India in September 2017, and will finish it in July 2018. My project is at Sri Chayadevi Anathashrama – an orphanage in Mysore, where 45 children between the ages of 5-18 years live.

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11 months on the other side of the world – Jenny Kretzschmar, AFS/BMZ Germany

11 months on the other side of the world – Jenny Kretzschmar, AFS/BMZ Germany

I remember when I stood at the bottom of the mountain with not even one idea what would happen in this year. I started my climb up to the beautiful view 9 months ago. When I think back to my first contact with India, I can clearly state that I was shocked by the crowded streets, the dust and the fact that everything was new to me.

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While my days here in Mysore are coming to an end – Klara Leineweber, Experiment Germany

While my days here in Mysore are coming to an end – Klara Leineweber, Experiment Germany

While my days here in Mysore are coming to an end, I look back at the last months which have been the best experience of my life. I got to know so many new things, but still it feels like the time flew by.

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Life at De Mercede Orphanage, Mangalore: Mathilda Pfordt, AFS-Germany

Life at De Mercede Orphanage, Mangalore: Mathilda Pfordt, AFS-Germany

We stayed at the Orphanage De Mercede during the summer holidays. There were only a few children left and that made it possible for us to get a better insight into the individual life of the kids. Only 7 children stay at the orphanage during the holidays. Normally, there are 96 children in this ashram.

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Six months in a country with a thousand faces – Marta Duncker, Experiment Germany

Six months in a country with a thousand faces – Marta Duncker, Experiment Germany

While I sat in the small bus from the airport to the arrival camp of FSL-India, I could see the beautiful nature of South India through the window. In this moment, I found myself wondering if I was really ready for what India would throw at me, all the things that could possibility happen.

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My experiences in India in 2017- 2018: Corina Julie, Germany

My experiences in India in 2017- 2018: Corina Julie, Germany

In August 2017, I came to India along with around 50 other volunteers from American Field Service-Germany and Experiment Germany. I was placed in a project close to Pondicherry, together with one more volunteer.

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