Summer Project at Mount Rosary Farm

 Summer Project at Mount Rosary Farm

Most of the time I am working at a teaching project at the southern part of the west coast in a town called Udupi. But now there are summer holidays and therefore school is closed. In the meantime, I joined another volunteer coming from Germany as well, named John, at his work at a farm about two hours away. There I was first introduced to our project contact person, Sister Priscilla , working at the farm, the office and the…

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My last week in my school project -Higher Primary School Moodugiliyar

My last week in my school project -Higher Primary School Moodugiliyar

The last week in my project was very special. The exams were over and everybody was looking forward for the summer holidays.The whole week there were no classes anymore. Instead, every student could do more or less what they want to do. Playing games, drawing, spending a lot of time outside. I especially liked that all the standards mixed together so all age groups stayed together. I always brought my small speaker with me so we listened to a lot…

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Embracing Seasons: From Winter  to Spring Exploration

Embracing Seasons: From Winter  to Spring Exploration

As winter faded, I thought about my journey. I started by volunteering, then enjoyed winter,snow and now spring, and explored Potsdam last month.Winter can feel sad and cold, but this year was different. Volunteering was hard sometimes, but it taught me to be strong. When spring came, everything changed. Flowers bloomed, and Easter was fun with bunnies and colorful eggs. Waking up to the symphony of chirping birds and the gentle aroma of blossoms is a daily delight I cherish….

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My Volunteer experience in India

My Volunteer experience in India

Hey there, my name is Hanno, for context I am a 20-year-old guy from Frankfurt, Germany currently participating in a project in south-eastern India, Pondicherry. I will try to give you guys a quick insight into my project and what I actually do here. The project is primarily a children’s home which is separated into a girls and a boys home 5 minutes apart from each other. The kids that live there are either orphaned or have lived in gated…

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My Volunteering experience in India

My Volunteering experience in India

Almost 4 months have already passed since I started living in India. It’s unbelievable how simultaneously fast and slow time can pass when you get to learn something new every day. I live in a village in the beautiful Pondicherry, which is located at the eastern coast of southern India. Through my local Coordinator, who lives in my direct neighborhood and the Students and Staff of the Jayadurga Hr. Sec. School (my project) I get to know small pieces of Indian…

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Carnival party in the orphanage

Carnival party in the orphanage

As my home country, Germany, is in the middle of Carnival, I felt a little homesick for the first time. Carnival is a colorful festival where people dress up in costumes and have fun together. It is a very old tradition, and originally, people dressed up in scary costumes to chase away the evil winter spirits and celebrate spring with songs and dances. Some people also say that the carnival was there for people to have the chance to feel…

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My Experience as a volunteer at a school in India

My Experience as a volunteer at a school in India

Together with other volunteers I arrived in India about six months ago.  After one week at an arrival-camp, I moved to my host family, where I will live for my entire time working at my project.  This project is in my case a government aided primary school where I give english classes and assist the teachers with their daily work.  The school has seven classes and a total of about 230 students. Those are spread out between 1st to 7th…

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My Volunteering Experience in Germany

My Volunteering Experience in Germany

When I first heard about Outbound through FSL-India, it was the most exciting feeling I had in a while. It is hard to believe that it has been a year since we first started the process of coming here to Germany.  From the time we set foot into this country up until this point, it has so far been an amazing journey of self-discovery, learning and also enjoying what Germany has to offer. I currently work in a kindergarten for…

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Daily life of a Volunteer – the morning countdown of Ben

Daily life of a Volunteer – the morning countdown of Ben

1 hour, 15 minutes left. My phone rings. I open my eyes, switch off the alarm clock, try to wake up, but fail and fall asleep again. After a few minutes I wake up again and see the time. 1 hour left. After panicking I rush downstairs to my host family, recognizing I should have been there earlier. Nevertheless my host father greets me friendly in the hall and we talk a bit. Usually I go to the kitchen then….

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My time in India

My time in India

Hi, my name is Magdalene and I am on my volunteering experience in India. Sun, culture and work – these three keywords describe my time in India. I live in Pondicherry, a beautiful city which is on the east coast of southern India. Here I spend my time with impressive moments. Through my work in the Community Seva Center and the associated company of my colleagues, I get to know a small piece of Indian culture. Working with women and children…

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