15th February 2018 was indeed a memorable day for FSL-India. Our organisation and Bosch India signed an agreement for the implementation of a project on the overall development of selected government/BBMP schools in Bangalore.
Renovation work for Rs 5 lakhs was carried out at the Zilla Parishad Govt. High School, Rapthadu village, Anantapur.
It has always been a pleasure for me to work with FSL-India. 1 ½ years ago, the first meeting with the FSL-India team happened. I was selected by them as an outbound participant to participate in the Weltwaerts program, which was happening in Germany. From that time on, whenever I get an opportunity to work with them, I hold it tightly.
On Day 4 of the Happy Move Camp at Anantapur, South Korean students performed the traditional South Korean Gangnam style of dance, along with their traditional music, which was greatly appreciated by the audience, who cheered them enthusiastically.
Dreaming about living in a new and different country is always a dream for many. When I got such an opportunity from FSL-India it was a dream come true. The programs they offer are really amazing and worthwhile.
On 25th January 2018, Victoria Lovelock (Vicky) – Director, CCIVS, France (our network partner) visited FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living (CEL), Kundapura. This was a mainly a recce trip for the forthcoming General Assembly of CCIVS, as well as the 70th-anniversary celebrations of CCIVS, which will be held at Kundapura, in November this year.
In the month of February 2018, FSL-India hosted 5 Long-Term Volunteers from different countries, i.e. France, Sweden, and Germany.
In the beginning of February, FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living (CEL), Kundapur received “new” mattresses for their accommodation.
After the cultural visit to Nandi Hills and the Silicon City of Bangalore, led by the FSL-India team, the Happy Movers took up the challenge to work at the 2nd block of Penukonda, Anantapur district. They had a warm welcoming ceremony from the schoolchildren and teachers.
FSL-India organised a cultural trip for the HMC group members on the 5th day of the program. In this cultural visit, we took the Happy Movers to a historical site and also visited the metropolitan city of Bangalore.
It was the final day of the project at Rapadu village – the day for completion of all the activities initiated in the village by KIA Motors Company, South Korea, Hyundai Motors India Foundation, Better World Organization (BWO), South Korea and FSL-India.
The 20th Happy Move Camp (HMC) is in full swing, gathering steam along the way. ‘10tv’, a popular Telugu News Channel in India which gives continuous news updates, interviewed some of the Korean and Indian ‘Happy Movers’ and also C Doreswamy, Joint Director of FSL-India and the prime ‘Happy Mover’ of the 20th HMC.
The world is magical and if you look properly, there is magic happening everywhere around you. The Land of the West has always seemed mystical and untouchable to me. It is this mystical element that drew me towards it.