Sarakki Lake Field Learning Session – CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Sarakki Lake Field Learning Session – CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

      FSL-India is launching a new series of activities called Field Learning Sessions for Indian youth. Please take a few minutes to read the information below and refer to the attachments following for registration

Please click on the attachments:   Call for participants – Sarakki Lake FLS           Registration form Sarakki Lake FLS

Thank you! 

Sarakki Lake Field Learning Session

Background

       The Sarakki Lake Field Learning Session (FLS) will take place on the 14th of June on the theme of environmental conservation. Sarakki Lake, one of the largest lakes in South Bangalore, is an important lake that is fast deteriorating due to unplanned urbanization, encroachments, littering and carelessness. Originally 86 acres, it has now shrunk to just 60 acres! Because of this, the lake has completely changed for the worse, and its condition is worsening every day.

 

Approach

       The Sarakki Lake Area Improvement Trust (SLAIT), a small collection of ordinary, yet dedicated citizens from different walks of life have been working towards reviving and saving the lake, and restoring it back to the way it used to be. From petitioning to government officials, presenting in court cases and working with community members, SLAIT is a perfect example of active citizenship and participation. The work of SLAIT goes to show that we, as citizens, can and should collaborate to work towards a meaningful cause. FSL-India has partnered with SLAIT, and will be intervening in different projects, whilst working towards the larger plan of reviving Sarakki Lake.

      For the FLS, we will be meeting active members of SLAIT for a presentation on Sarakki Lake and its importance, and going on site to see the lake. There will also be Q&A sessions for the participants to take part in.

      This FLS will introduce participants to ideas of environmental conservation and people working towards it. By witnessing and meeting people working in the development field, participants will enhance their understanding of different social causes and see how organisations are working towards them. Being able to go on site and see first-hand the problems of the lake will also give participants a fuller understanding of its current situation. SLAIT will introduce participants to environmental actions that they are taking towards reviving Sarakki Lake, and hopefully encourage them to also take action towards it. In addition, these field learning sessions will encourage participants to get involved in working towards other issues and causes that are socially relevant.

 

Objectives 

–          Sensitise participants to environmental conservation in general

–          Sensitise participants to the environmental problems of Sarakki Lake, and the conservation actions being taken by SLAIT 

–          Encourage participants to join efforts to revive Sarakki Lake, or work towards other social causes

 

Participants

 Anyone above the age of 18 can participate in a Field Learning Session.

 

What do you commit to?

What do participants commit to?

 To participate in a FLS, participants must firstly be 18 years of age, or above, and commit to filling out this registration form and emailing it back to fslydp@gmail.com by the 11th of June 2014. Not doing so would largely limit the preference of said participant attending the FLS in the event that all slots are full. This would also make planning for us much simpler if we know how many participants there will be.

Participants must also arrive to the location punctually, preferably five minutes prior so that we can begin on time. Since this FLS begins at 14:00, it is advised for participants to arrive at the SLAIT office by 13:50 (address given below). Participants can also choose to arrive at the FSL-India office by 12:50 (address given below) and travel with us to the SLAIT office. Please be on time as we would have to reach the SLAIT office by 14:00. Participants will be asked to cover the costs of travel and transportation related to the FLS. We will not cover travel fares that are incurred by participants during the FLS.

Lastly, participants must commit to being present and attentive throughout the FLS. Participants are discouraged to exit in the middle of an FLS.

What does the YDP commit to?

 The YDP commits to organising and arranging all details of the FLS for the participants, and providing important information to participants prior to the FLS. The YDP will arrange transportation (although not cover the costs) to any locations during the FLS.

 Date and time: Saturday, 14th June 2014, 14:00 – 19:00

CONTACT INFORMATION

SLAIT: Laburnum, Brigade Millennium,   JP Nagar, 7th Phase, 24th Main Road, Bangalore, 560075   (https://goo.gl/maps/7YIci)

FSL-India: #453, 1st Floor, 15th Cross, Lakkasandra, Wilson Garden, Bangalore, 560030  (https://goo.gl/maps/tYqtf)

For questions, please email fslydp@gmail.com or call +91 9164138777.

 

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