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“India is a country of rich culture and unity in diversity”

“India is a country of rich culture and unity in diversity”

Three words: “I’m sorry”, “I love you”, “thank you”, are the maxim of Hawaiian philosophy baptized as ho’ponopono. And these words also be the same which we could to summarize our project at Chetana Trust. From August 29th that we landed in India until September 19th we cannot feel more grateful for the welcome, for the kindness, for the hospitality, for making us feel like one of them. Living the experience with a local family contributes to a total immersion…

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My Volunteering Experience In Germany

My Volunteering Experience In Germany

My name is Ganesh Arunachalam, I am 25 years old and I come from Auroville, a city in the south of India. Since the beginning of August I have been a weltwärts volunteer sent by FSL India to accompany with the German Red Cross, at the DRK social services in Meschede. I support the caretaker team on site in my work. My working day starts at 8 a.m., first we have breakfast together in the canteen. Every morning we get…

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Sea Turtle Conservation Project: The experience of a lifetime

Sea Turtle Conservation Project: The experience of a lifetime

Saravana Kumar, a nature and adventure tour expert, volunteered with FSL India for the Sea Turtle Conservation Project. Saravana is passionate about eco-tourism and seeks to share his expertise of birds, jungle plants, and animals with the rest of the world. He has over 12 years of expertise taking large and small groups on environmental treks around India. In his words, after nearly twenty years Saravana finally got the chance to be a volunteer in the Sea Turtle Conservation Project,…

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Covid19 Relief – Vaccination Drive

Covid19 Relief – Vaccination Drive

With the spreading of awareness in local areas and schools regarding the importance of being vaccinated, the covid vaccination drives that have been held over the last few months have seen a great increase in the number of vaccinations with the help of Asha Karyakartas and local volunteers. Despite the many challenges in the beginning as the public were scared, unsure and many did not want to get vaccinated due to certain reasons, the awarnesss sessions on the importance of…

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The girl who went with the flow..

The girl who went with the flow..

So, it all began when I, like most people in their 20s, felt lost after college, not knowing what to do next. For a long time, I worshipped Science and thought it had all the answers to life. And life happened, when I realized that it’s all a maybe and that there are no absolutes. After college, being unsure about pursuing a doctorate degree in Earth Science, I turned to my next best option- learning a new language. My elder…

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Virtual Cultural Exchange Program: Different is Beautiful 2021

Virtual Cultural Exchange Program: Different is Beautiful 2021

IVS (International Voluntary service) – a movement that FSL India follows to promote peace, understanding and service through intercultural programs allows youth from different cultures and backgrounds to connect, experience, share, learn from each other and work with each other physically. Due to the pandemic and the restrictions that it has caused FSL India has continued to promote the IVS Motive and vision through conducting Virtual exchange programs that encourage Personal Social Responsibility. We are happy to share with you…

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New Moments – by Praveen B

New Moments – by Praveen B

I’m Praveen from India. Like many individuals from India who wish to travel abroad but have limited known opportunities. I found myself lucky when I got selected by FSL India for an intercultural project to stay in Berlin, Germany for a year as a volunteer. In Berlin I share the flat with individuals from Denmark, Turkey and Georgia. I can say we are a fun group staying together in a shared flat. It’s been a month in Berlin and I’m…

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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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