Category Archives: YDP

The library of Government Higher Primary School, Heskatturu

The library of Government Higher Primary School, Heskatturu

Government Higher Primary School, Heskatturu. is a small school with 162 students and 6 teachers, from standards I-VII. The students are very bright and with open minds, always inclined to learn something new. As the school does not have a proper library, FSL-India decided to help the school by donating some books to rejuvenate their school library.

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Think Pink Bengaluru’s Awareness Booth – Early Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

Think Pink Bengaluru’s Awareness Booth – Early Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

“Think Pink Bengaluru” is the students’ service learning initiative at the Department of Social Work, at Christ University, Bangalore. On 20th March 2018, in collaboration with FSL-India’s Youth Development Programme, Bangalore they organised an awareness booth: ‘Early Warning Signs of Breast Cancer’,  at the university’s main campus.

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The Time The mountains spoke to me

The Time The mountains spoke to me

I am Pratibha, member in Youth Development Program of FSL India. I Volunteer as “Operations Head” for Youth Development Program, Bangalore. I got the opportunity to participate in the work camp organized by SJ France at Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur from 26th September to 16th October 2016.prathiba-1

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Trick or Treat..Halloween day!!

Trick or Treat..Halloween day!!

On 31st October, the scariest evening, Yes! Hallow evening, YDP  celebrated Halloween day with 40 YDP participants. In partnership with Lahe Lahe, a recently created expression space to promote” creativity, dance, music and art ” based on value-exchange rather than money-exchange. Lahe Lahe is an Assamese phrase, which means something like “Hacuna Matata”.

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“CLEAN LALBAGH CAMPAIGN”

“CLEAN LALBAGH CAMPAIGN”

Lalbagh: from a ‘garbage show’ to a cleaner flower show

For the past three years the YDP-B (Youth Development Program– Bangalore), a program of FSL-India, has been committed in cleaning Lalbagh, the immense botanical garden very loved by all Bangalore citizens. During the flower show which took place in the occasion of the  Independence day, Lalbagh attracts lakhs of visitors and is filled with colors, curious faces, families, children, fruit and ice-cream vendors:  a traditional and important ritual for the whole city.

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SAW: Project Management workshop  

SAW: Project Management workshop  

Two days ago she asked herself: ‘I have ideas but I have a tough time giving them shape. How do I go about translating my ideas into a reality?’

The weekend of 21st and 22nd February was more than just a, ‘’stress-free’’ time for the 15 of us. While our friends woke up to masala dosa and coffee after a long week’s pending sleep, we were hurrying to make it on time to the first day of the Project Management Workshop. This workshop was hosted by the Youth Development Program(YDP) under the guidance of our parent organization, FSL-India. Our very own Julien Soyer of the FSL-India outbound program had obliged and prepared for the young group of us, a 2 day workshop on the aspects of planning, executing and managing a project. While some of us who knew Julien from past events jumped at the opportunity to be trained by him, the novice first-timers came to experience the SAW with humble expectations.

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EXCEPTIONAL General Assembly ,28 February, 2015

EXCEPTIONAL General Assembly ,28 February, 2015

With the overwhelming response to the lalbagh project, the steering committee of the YDP thought it necessary to discuss the possible amendments to our working constitution. The experience of 8 months brought to light certain loopholes in the existing constitution that needed immediate attention. The Exceptional General Assembly was different in the way that non members who were interested in becoming members were allowed to vote on matters that would one day concern them too. But the newcomers wondered, why this constitution at all?

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KEEP LALBAGH CLEAN 4th action: A great success !!

KEEP LALBAGH CLEAN 4th action: A great success !!

For the 4th time in 18 months, the Youth Development Program interviened in the Lalbagh park during its flower show, on January 25th and 26th. 

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The Keep lalbagh Clean aims at rising awareness about the littering problem Bangalore is facing. This year, more than 1500 participants joined the YDP-Bangalore team of 60 volunteers and we collected more than 8.000 litres of trash in the Park. An estimated 90.000 visitors heard our message  of concern and got the chance to reflect on their habit to fill-up the city with their personal trash.

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A more detailed activity report about this action will be available soon. Thank you so much to all the courageous volunteers who joined us during these two days.