On the 6th of July 2014, the Youth Development Programme (YDP) finally hosted its General Assembly (GA) of the Bangalore Chapter. Attending the GA were 15 participants and FSL-India staff members. Amongst others, some of the objectives of the GA was to formalise the Bangalore Chapter, finalise upcoming social projects and elect board members.
By the end of the evening, many decisions were made and many debates were had! The Bangalore Chapter now has a solid group of board members, and a promising list of social projects. We are very excited to see what is next for the Bangalore Chapter!
On the 5th of July 2014, the YDP organised its second Field Learning Session (FLS) which took place at Vidyanikethan. Vidyanikethan has been a local partner organisation of FSL-India for a while, and many of our long-term volunteers (LTV) have worked there. Participants were given a presentation on Vidyanikethan and were shown around one of Vidyanikethan’s schools. Participants also had the chance to meet Ms. Susheela, the founder of Vidyanikethan.
The organisation works to impart quality education to children from disadvantaged socio-economic background, and they envision an exploitation free, and environmentally sustainable society. Some of their initiatives include rehabilitation centers, eco-clubs, women’s self-help groups, watershed development and more.