Category Archives: Volunteer’s Voice

Leaving Prejudice Behind – My Experience in India: Jan Philipp Zaun, Germany – LTV Volunteer

Leaving Prejudice Behind – My Experience in India: Jan Philipp Zaun, Germany – LTV Volunteer

Staying abroad makes time pass in a weird way. On the one hand, it feels like I arrived a month ago, just coming out of orientation. On the other hand, I can barely remember my first traveling experience in India – it must have been at least a year ago.

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Sea Turtle Work Camp: Till Schirrmeister, Germany – IJGD participant in STC Project

Sea Turtle Work Camp: Till Schirrmeister, Germany – IJGD participant in STC Project

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.

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Celebrating a Muslim marriage in India – Till Schirrmeister, Germany

Celebrating a Muslim marriage in India – Till Schirrmeister, Germany

Last Sunday, we – FSL-India’s CEL staff – were invited by Nazeer, a friend, and supporter of FSL-India, to a marriage. So we went to Maavinakatte to celebrate this blessed event.

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My experiences in India with my host family and at GHS, Heskatturu – Lennert Quandel, Germany

My experiences in India with my host family and at GHS, Heskatturu – Lennert Quandel, Germany

More than one year ago, I applied for a social service in India. After a short time, I signed the contract and on 5th August 2017, I arrived in India. I left the airport and my first thought was, “It is cold here!“ Maybe, because we arrived at 3 a.m. in the morning.

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Theresa Lina, Germany – Weltwaerts program participant

Theresa Lina, Germany – Weltwaerts program participant

My name is Theresa and I am a Weltwaerts volunteer from Germany. Totally, I will stay for 9 months here in India, so that’s a long time, but at the moment, I have the feeling that the time is running too fast and 9 months are too short.

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Our time in India – Vivienne & Helena, Germany

Our time in India – Vivienne & Helena, Germany

Our names are Vivienne and Helena and we came to India for 4 weeks because we wanted to get an insight into Indian culture. As many people might say “4 weeks, that’s not enough time to get to know a country”. We have to agree, but still, we saw and learned so much in this month that we feel like we’ve spent much more time here.

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My 3 months in India – Charlotte De Boer, Germany

My 3 months in India – Charlotte De Boer, Germany

My experience in India was really multi-faceted because I saw so many different environments, like the host family, the tent school project, the working area in FSL-India Centre and the chaotic city life. So, the 3 months were full of completely new and inspirational experiences, many heart-warming moments and a lot of hard work.

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