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My year in India at El-Shadai Charitable Trust, Chennai – Orphan Children Teaching: Sophie Mueller, Germany

My year in India at El-Shadai Charitable Trust, Chennai – Orphan Children Teaching: Sophie Mueller, Germany

Diverse, intoxicating, engaging – these words describe India on the first sight, very good for me. I’ve never been to a country, where, depending where you are, the landscape, the culture itself, the food and the whole life is so different and still the same. That’s why I was completely overpowered when I arrived. Everything was loud, everything was colorful and everything was full. To be honest, this can be quite exhausting, so I was quite happy when I arrived…

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Mid-term Evaluation for Our Long Term Volunteers – Service Civique

Mid-term Evaluation for Our Long Term Volunteers – Service Civique

In the month of April 2019, FSL-India’s LTV Bangalore region organised a Midterm Evaluation (MTE) for our Service Civique Long-term volunteers at Pondicherry. The event took place on 25th and 26th April 2019 at Pondicherry. 5 Volunteers from Service Civique France participated in the evaluation. The main objective of the MTE is to evaluate the volunteer’s learnings and contributions to their projects, in order to develop appropriate strategies to attain quality results. Secondly, it is also to create a platform…

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My experiences from the last month – Hannah Wild, Germany

My experiences from the last month – Hannah Wild, Germany

I’m in India since 6 months and I already got so many impressions, met so many nice people and learned so much about the culture. In addition to the regular language class, I can learn a lot from the children in my project, and from the people I work with. My knowledge of the language Tamil is not very big, but it is enough to talk to the children and for the daily life. For example, to buy fruits or…

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Orientation at CEL, Kundapur – April 2019

Orientation at CEL, Kundapur – April 2019

From 1st-5th April 2019, FSL-India hosted 6 Long-Term Volunteers from Germany and Spain. For this orientation, FSL-India organised different events for the exchange of ICL (Inter-Cultural Learning). The sessions conducted were an ‘Indian’ welcome, introduction to FSL-India, local language class, practical information, Indian lifestyle, safety and project information, volunteer’s role and responsibilities. It was observed that the participants were interested to know about Indian culture and practices. The volunteers actively participated in the orientation. Some feedback from our volunteers: Very…

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Cultural Event –Pondicherry, April 2019

Cultural Event –Pondicherry, April 2019

On 24thApril 2019, FSL-India’s Pondicherry coordinator organised a Cultural Event (CE) for our regular LTV volunteers. Every month, we organise a cultural event for our regular volunteers and we take them to any cultural and historical places which are located in and around Pondicherry. This month, the Cultural Event was focused on Religion and the Nataraja temple. Nataraja temple, also referred to as the Chidambaram Nataraja temple or Thillai Nataraja temple, is a Hindu temple dedicated to Nataraja – Shiva…

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Edu HK Work Camp: 20th-31st March 2019

Edu HK Work Camp: 20th-31st March 2019

FSL-India is a youth development organisation which promotes both national as well as international volunteering. Twice every year, we facilitate the Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) programme of the Education University of Hong Kong for their students, with cultural exposure in Karnataka. From the 20th-31st March this year, 15 students visited India with a focus on intercultural learning. They toured Mysore and also Bangalore, absorbing the rich heritage of these cities. In addition to this, they volunteered their services at…

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Cultural Event at Kundapur for the FSL-India Volunteers: Holi Celebration!!

Cultural Event at Kundapur for the FSL-India Volunteers: Holi Celebration!!

On the 22nd of March, 3 FSL-India volunteers Hannan, Linda and Orane had the super occasion to participate in the Cultural Event organized by FSL-India at Kundapura. The Holi Celebration is called also as the Festival of love and colours. It starts every year by ligting up the bonfire the night before the day of Holi and this process symbolises the triumph of good over bad. The volunteers met at 10 am with FSL-India’S Chief Coordiator, Dinesh at the Shri…

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Mid-Term Evaluation for FSL-India’s Long Term Volunteers from Bangalore and Mysore

Mid-Term Evaluation for FSL-India’s Long Term Volunteers from Bangalore and Mysore

In the month of February 2019, FSL-India’s LTV Bangalore region organised a Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE) for our Bangalore and Mysore Long Term Volunteers at Mysore. The event took place between 18th to 19th February 2019 @ Mysore. There were around 14 Volunteers from AFS & EG, Germany who took part in the evaluation. The main objective of the MTE is to evaluate the volunteer’s learnings and contributions, in order to develop appropriate strategies to attain quality results.To create a platform…

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Mid-Term Evaluation for FSL-India’s Long Term Volunteers from Pondicherry and Kanchipuram

Mid-Term Evaluation for FSL-India’s Long Term Volunteers from Pondicherry and Kanchipuram

In the month of February 2019, FSL-India’s LTV Bangalore region organised a Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE) for our Pondicherry and Kanchipuram Long Term Volunteers, at Pondicherry. The event took place between 14th to 15th February 2019, at Pondicherry. In Pondicherry, there were around 18 volunteers from AFS and IJGD, Germany who took part in the evaluation. The main objective of the MTE is to evaluate the volunteer’s learnings and contributions, in order to develop appropriate strategies to attain quality results. To…

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22nd Happy Move Camp on Education and Renovation (EDRN), 14th-25th January 2019: Nagoor Kani J, FSL-India Team Leader

22nd Happy Move Camp on Education and Renovation (EDRN), 14th-25th January 2019: Nagoor Kani J, FSL-India Team Leader

80 Korean volunteers, 16 Indian volunteers, 4 mentors, 1 chief mentor, 1 nurse, 14 FSL-India staff, 4 Better World staff from India and South Korea worked together in a village called Kurubavandanapalli, in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh during this work camp. I was an FSL-India Team Leader for Team A of 25 participants – 20 Korean Volunteers + 1 mentor + 4 Indian volunteers all working together at Kurubavandanapalli village for Education and Renovation. Here, the activities were constructing community toilets,…

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