From the 3rd of February to the 7th of February, our main office in Bangalore hosted its monthly orientation week for newly arrived long-term volunteers (LTV). In total, 11 of our staff members and six international volunteers from Sweden, France, Russia, the Netherlands and Germany, took part of this orientation.
The week long orientation takes place to help integrate volunteers into India and their projects. They are given important information on various different topics such as Indian lifestyle and culture, safety, practical information, Hindu philosophy, details of their volunteering projects and more. Volunteers also had a chance to visit the Bull Temple, take a yoga class and give presentations on their country to school children.