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My time in India

My time in India

Hi, my name is Magdalene Petrasch 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…

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My Volunteering Experience with FSL India

My Volunteering Experience with FSL India

I’m Johann, and I am 20 years old. I’m in Pondicherry, India with FSL India for my volunteering experience. In September 2023, I landed in India with two other volunteers. Immediately after arriving in Kundapur, we were taken to a party where we were warmly welcomed. In general, you can say that most of the Indians I have met so far have been very friendly and helpful. I was placed in a project close to Pondicherry, together with one more…

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My Volunteering Experience with FSL India

My Volunteering Experience with FSL India

I had no idea that the volunteer experience I was going to have with FSL India would turn out to be one of the most rewarding and touching experiences of my life. Participating in a community service initiative that collaborates with Bangalore government schools was an exceptional opportunity.   My part in this amazing project was to educate fifth graders, an energetic group of eleven-year-olds full of curiosity and energy. We were addressed as “Akka – meaning Elder Sister” by them,…

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My Journey working as a Student Educator under FSL India

My Journey working as a Student Educator under FSL India

Greetings! My name is Sreya Das and I am currently pursuing my Master’s of Science in Psychology, specializing in Human Resource Development and Management from CHRIST (Deemed to be) University. Today, I want to share my incredible journey of volunteering under FSL India as a student educator. My mission was to uplift these young minds and promote youth development by enriching their lives with essential skills and knowledge. My passion for this cause ignited during my time as a teaching…

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Volunteer Voice: “We are very grateful for the opportunity to have seen everything”

Volunteer Voice: “We are very grateful for the opportunity to have seen everything”

We were in Mysore, India, last weekend with Mr. Dinesha. We met him at the railway station and took the overnight train. We checked in at the guest house to get some sleep for a couple of hours. Then we visited the Shri Chamundeshwari temple in the morning and got to experience the first temple visit of our lives. There was a local guy who showed us the temple and explained the rituals and customs of the temple. So, we…

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Volunteer Voice: “I am excited to continue my new start in India and look forward to many new experiences with my new family”

Volunteer Voice: “I am excited to continue my new start in India and look forward to many new experiences with my new family”

The January started off quite well. I was visiting Goa with a couple of other LTV volunteers over New Years, therefore spent my first days of the year in good company and surrounded by happy people. When I returned home, there was lots of work in the schooling project‚ Arivu School’ to do since I was going to perform for‚ Arivu Habba‘, the biggest celebration so far in my project. I was practicing traditional Indian music with a couple of…

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Volunteer Voice: My Experience at the International Youth Conference On Peace and Technology

Volunteer Voice: My Experience at the International Youth Conference On Peace and Technology

About International Youth Conference on Technology for PeaceOn February 13, 27 international delegates from nations like India, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Vietnam, and the Philippines arrived in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. Participants in the Technology for Peace project, which was funded by the ERASMUS+ initiative of the European Union, attended the International Conference on Peace and Technology. During the course of five days, each participant attended a variety of seminars held by the city’s three partner universities: Silliman University, Foundation…

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Volunteer Voice: “India has shaped me in a way that only this beautiful country can do”

Volunteer Voice: “India has shaped me in a way that only this beautiful country can do”

Going to India with FSL brought me so much of joy, adventure and growth!It gave me the chance to experience a hell lot of things, in a safe environment and with the right preparation. Whether it was going on my first chaotic bus rides, moving in with my host family, struggling with the language or getting on my first weekend trips. There were always people that supported me, that had prepared me or that were waiting for me to discuss…

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Volunteers Voice: Sports Day at Viveknagar School!

Volunteers Voice: Sports Day at Viveknagar School!

I’ve always believed that nothing shapes a person better than sports. It teaches discipline, leadership and much more.. But most importantly it teaches us to accept and learn from failures. To know that we’ve played a small part in imparting these qualities in the kids, warms my heart!It was amazing to see that all of kids were interested to take part in one or the other games. The zeal they displayed throughout the event, across two weeks, is something that…

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Live Your Dream!

Live Your Dream!

Late Dr. Abdul Kalam once said “You have to dream before your dream comes true”.In my story, my dream of traveling to Germany has finally become a true story through my“volunteering program”. What is volunteering? Who can be a volunteer? Volunteering is work foran organization without any financial cause. There are no professional courses required (Only aheart to serve people is what is needed). Hello everyone! I’m Sowmiya Purushothaman. I’m currently working as a volunteer under the Weltwaerts program as…

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