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.
17th November 2010
Since last year FSL India and the Sanitation Project in Trasi are presenting the International Beach Cleaning Day with local people and volunteers. The Nirmala Grama Samithi (Sanitation Commitee) welcomed the numerous participants to keep the beach and the park clean. At first they meet for a strengthening snack and after welcome speeches of the committee and the lions club, around 60 people started with bags and gloves to do real nature conservation. It was a really exhausting work with the heat and the big area of pollution, but also it were a good diversion for the volunteers from their daily routine and a good impression for the locals to maybe get inspired.
– Karin Schneider
Turtle bay beach resort and FSL India jointly organised World Beach Cleaning day at Maravanthe beach on 19th September. The program was partially sponsored by the Bangalore organisation called Scuba Dive. The event was planned to clean 1 kilometer area with FSL volunteers and local people. It was very sucessful with more number of participants than the expected. School children joined hands with foreign volunteers in picking the trash over the beach. At the end of the event Mr Chako (President of Turtle bay beach resort) honoured children by giving certificates. Even two participants got a beautiful T-shirt as special recognition for active participation.