Hi all, greetings from FSL India’s Centre for Experiential Living (CEL), Kundapur!
On the 20th and 21st of January, 2014, our Home Based Project team in Kundapura initiated a certificate distribution activity as a token of recognition for participants of our “debris free ocean” beach clean-up which took place on the 21st of September 2013. The clean-up activity had collected 13 tonnes of waste and had mobilized around 600 volunteers from schools, colleges, the fishermen community, youth clubs, self-help groups, Rotary members and more.
Ocean Conservancy – Washington and the Indian Maritime Foundation appreciated our efforts by issuing 52 certificates for all participating wings.
After diligently examining and rating the drawings and the essays, the Eco-team started to prepare the award ceremonies. The volunteers autonomously designed unique certificates for the winners and purchased different prizes considering all participants. In cooperation with the responsible school staff, one award ceremony was arranged at Kalavara and Haladi. Read the rest of this entry
“Change your mind” was the title and topic of a skit which the International volunteers and staff of the homebased ecoclub project of FSL India performed during an ecoclub meeting in Kundapur. The meeting was organised by the Flora and Fauna Club Kundapur and attended by about 200 students from the 8th to 10th standards of Kundapura High Schools. The children got a lot of information about the wildlife in the Western Ghats.The main character of the play was a very selfish person who didn’t care about anything but himself. Without hesistating he polluted the environment and didn’t care for the living species. But his mind completely changed when he got to know about the consequences of climate change. He nearly died through a natural catastrophe and he only survived because he was rescued by some dolphins. The skit could show the children that the changing climate is a universal problem which concerns all of us and therefore needs urgent attention.
We can already see the consequenses of the Climate Change such as more climatic catastrophes. Even if the governments and big companies have the power to diminish the emissions of greenhouse gases, everyone should be aware of this. The main character completely changed his mind. We hope that the responsible persons all over the world will also change their minds.
Among the public it is very important to create awareness even through small events like the Eco-club meeting. Every participant and the audience had at least a lot of fun joining this event. International volunteers of FSL India such as Caro, Lisa, Venus, Arther, Morten, Mia, Maria, and the staff members such as Basavraj, Steffi, Manjula, Manjunath, and Shalini participated in skit. As a token of appreciation, Dr. Malli, the organizer presented a memento to the volunteers and staff of FSL India.
Volunteers from Environment Education and Eco Club projects jointly organised sumer camp for the students of local public high school in Kundapur. It has started on 20th April 2009, inaugurated by the school Eco Club teacher. Sessions were on environment pollution situation, recycling system, energy and climate change. Also with this theoretical sessions volunteers took children for Nature walk with one of the resource person called Dr. Malli. Mural painting, cleaning garden, mangrove plantation tour, pot painting and lots of games, craft and music were also part of the program. It was very well organised by the team of volunteers and appreciated by the School teachers.
Participants: Isla, Jessica, Lucas, Stephan with FSL India staffs Austin, Deepa and Sanjum.
Thanks to our motivated volunteers.