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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Mental Health – Importance of Stress Management.

Mental Health – Importance of Stress Management.

As part of community building and awareness on mental health the FSL India Kundapura team conducted an online meeting on Stress Management on the 24th of September, 2021. It took place through google meet and was conducted for the teachers and host family members. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic situation we couldn’t have a face to face meeting. Mr. Manjunath presented PPT’s on stress. He explained how from the past two years lockdown has changed life and how to…

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Intercultural Exchange Program: “Will it be fun?” – Sarah Daran

Intercultural Exchange Program: “Will it be fun?” – Sarah Daran

Initially when I found out about this program, I was scared, meeting new people, talking about our culture and making new friends. All this sounded scary. It has been almost 3 years since we left home, we all have gotten used to the comfortable environment of staying home or at least some of us have. I too didn’t want to leave my comfort zone, I had so many questions like “is it okay to go?” “will it be fun?” or…

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Seashore Plantation Drive, Kundapura.

Seashore Plantation Drive, Kundapura.

For the last two years FSL India has been planning a seashore plantation in kundapura! The area where the sea turtle nesting takes place, on the Kodi beach is exposed to light pollution, which distract the hatchling from reaching the Sea. To help prevent this from happening in the future, FSL India decided to have a sea shore plantation drive to build a Green Cover. On our 75th Independence Day, FSL- India planted trees and vines that spontaneously grow on…

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CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM: Experiencing Cultures through my screen! – Kezia Ahaana

CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM: Experiencing Cultures through my screen! – Kezia Ahaana

I’m Kezia from Bangalore, India! When I heard about this program I jumped at it, a chance to get to know more people from completely different backgrounds, cultures and values? YES of course, there was no way I was missing out on some socializing during the lockdown in India. I went expecting at least 1 more Indian but happened to be the first and only one. I got special attention Ooof! that was even cooler. All that aside, it was…

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Dasi: A difficult life but dedicated to serve.

Dasi: A difficult life but dedicated to serve.

Looking back to the way I met Dasi I realize that it was not chance that brought us together but destiny! Sitting all by myself on the beach in Maravanthe, way back in 2004 I looked into the endless horizon wondering what I could do to save the amazing sea turtles from going extinct on our coastline. My memory went back to the time when I first saw, this wonderful and impressive creature. I was just 12 years old when…

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It’s World Earth Day !!

It’s World Earth Day !!

Here at FSL India – we are always so thankful to our amazing community of volunteers and our enthusiastic staff, for all the efforts they put into creating a better tomorrow! Even the smallest act goes a long way! Remember there is no Planet-B! so as John Denver said, “love the earth as you would love yourself” Here are a few ways that you can help make a difference and contribute to restoring our beautiful planet while staying safe! https://www.almanac.com/content/earth-day-date-activities-history…

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Forming our first SLAC (Social Leadership Action Circle)

Forming our first SLAC (Social Leadership Action Circle)

Our team of facilitators conducted the Social Leadership Workshop on 18th and 19th Feb for a group of 18 college students from Milagres College (Kalyanpur), Laxmi Soma Bangera college (Kota), Rukmini Shedthi Memorial college (Barkur). The facilitator’s engaged participants in discussions which resulted in some impactful learnings and reflections: Number Punch activity A leader does not necessarily always lead. Sometimes a leader has to follow others. Remember that others are following you as well. Your actions matter. What makes a…

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