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An exciting day at Christ University, Bangalore – Merle Feindt, Germany

An exciting day at Christ University, Bangalore – Merle Feindt, Germany

On Wednesday, 11th September 2019, I got a call asking if I’d like to go to Christ University to take part in an exhibition. The first thing that came up to my mind was, “That must be fun”, but I was also worried about getting there. 2 1/2 hours, 35 kms, for the first time on my own. Back in Germany, it would take us about 30 to 40 minutes. No big deal. As expected many people were willing to…

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Testimonial for the Volunteering Practice done by Ms Hannah Wild – J Stephenraj – Director, Baby Sarah’s Home, Pondicherry

Testimonial for the Volunteering Practice done by Ms Hannah Wild – J Stephenraj – Director, Baby Sarah’s Home, Pondicherry

Baby Sarah’s Home, a residential home for persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities and orphan children is highly pleased to record this testimonial for the volunteering practice done by Ms Hannah Wild from Germany, for a period of 12 months, from 8th August 2018 to 18th August 2019, through FSL India, Bangalore. Ms Hannah provided her valuable service at our home for the orphan and destitute, children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities by…

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A vision of life at Balenahalli village – Riath Talukder, France

A vision of life at Balenahalli village – Riath Talukder, France

My name is Riath; we were 4 volunteers coming from France to participate in a group work camp. The objective of this camp was to improve the sanitation and hygiene conditions of the tribal community by building bathrooms and toilets. We lived together in a host family in Hunsur. It is a good experience, because we can learn a lot about Indian culture and habits thanks to them. We bonded and formed a strong link with all the members. They…

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WC 840 – An intense experience at Jodhpur

WC 840 – An intense experience at Jodhpur

In this work camp run by FSL-India, we had 5 international volunteers from different nationalities, i.e. Italy, Belgium, Japan and 1 national volunteer.  From 19th August-1st September 2019, Simona Santoro, Sara Traldi, Romane Stiermon, Hikaru Yonezu, Yukako Yamasoto  and Sri Ranjini Raman spent 2 weeks at Jodhpur, where they actively took part in various activities at the Jodhpur  MCC Secondary School. They helped to renovate class rooms, had art and craft sessions with the schoolchildren, painted the school walls and…

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We Felt Welcome All Along – Mathilde Maurichere, Work Camp volunteer at Balenahalli Tribal Village, Hunsur

We Felt Welcome All Along – Mathilde Maurichere, Work Camp volunteer at Balenahalli Tribal Village, Hunsur

I’m Mathilde, I’m 20 years old, and when, with 3 other friends from my school, we sat down in the plane, I didn’t know I was going to live the best experience of my life. How could I even imagine what I was going to live? 6 weeks of amazing meetings, 6 weeks to discover Indian and Karnataka culture, 6 weeks working at Ballenahalli’s work camp. The first person we met was Manjunath, our team leader from FSL-India, the most…

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Project, Host family, Volunteer Intro Meeting – August 2019

Project, Host family, Volunteer Intro Meeting – August 2019

On 17th August 2019, FSL India’s contact persons, volunteers and host families from Kanchipuram, Pondicherry and Mysore met and interacted with each other at their respective locations. This Intro meeting was organised by Bangalore Region’s LTV team, in order to build relationships with each other and ensure support during their volunteering programme. The project staff, host families and our volunteers bonded together very easily thanks to the icebreakers and friendly atmosphere. They got to know about the different projects and…

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Cultural Day at Maharani’s College, Mysore: FSL-India’s Long Term Volunteers bond with college students

Cultural Day at Maharani’s College, Mysore: FSL-India’s Long Term Volunteers bond with college students

In our Mysore zone, FSL-India’s volunteers were invited to participate in a Cultural Day celebration at Maharani’s College. At the annual cultural event, our volunteers were warmly welcomed by the students. It was good to see the celebrations where the whole college was decorated with colours and all the students were dressed in traditional outfits. As soon as they saw the volunteers, they began to shout out a smiling welcome to them. 5 volunteers participated in this event and FSL-India’s coordinator…

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LTV Orientation – August 2019

LTV Orientation – August 2019

In the month of August, FSL-India hosted 39 Long-Term Volunteers from Germany, from 5th-10th. For this orientation, our LTV team organised different events for the exchange of ICL (Inter-Cultural Learning). The sessions conducted on diverse topics like ‘Indian’ welcome, introduction to FSL-India, local language class, practical information, Indian lifestyle, safety and project information, each 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….

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My Family’s Experience with FSL-India volunteers – Shoba, Host Mother

My Family’s Experience with FSL-India volunteers – Shoba, Host Mother

My name is Shoba, there are 4 people in my family – my husband Annappa, my 2 children Ashwath and Ashwith and myself. I work at Asha Karya Kartha, Gulvady. For the last 4 years, my family and I have been hosting volunteers from FSL-India. So far, we have hosted 12 volunteers from different countries. My family and I have greatly benefited from this experience. I learnt to speak English and so did my children. The volunteers and my children…

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AIPC Pandora meets FSL-India!

AIPC Pandora meets FSL-India!

From the 30th of June to the 20th of July, a team of 6 teens from Spain arrived in Bangalore, and started their summer camp journey with FSL-India. The teen group, composed of Paul, Rosa, Martha, Pablo, Manuel and Raquel along with FSL-India’s Manjesh, delved deep into Indian life, with tasting the Indian dishes, riding in the local transport and experiencing the typical Indian lifestyle. Right from the very beginning, the group had a very positive attitude towards Indian life…

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