PROGRAMS

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they're gotten lost. ~H. Jackson Brown


MLTV

To gain the experience of living in a different culture, develop new friendships; create an impact in the local community

STV(Workcamp)

To have unique opportunity for people from different countries, backgrounds and cultures to come together and work with local communities for a common cause.

CSR

Along corporate partners we have undertaken several initiatives that benefitsociety in various areas such as Health, Education, and Natural Resource management.

OUTBOUND

Volunteering and internship opportunities abroad for Indian participants. We help you find the most suitable and meaningful projects abroad.

YDP

To train, empower and promote leadership among youth through non-formal education, service learning and local youth chapters.

HBP

Providing basic human needs, protecting our technological resources, contributing to agricultural necessity, conserving our bio-diversity at our Training Centre.

BLOG

A star in the making: FSL-India’s volunteer Julian Hofler on Family Power, Kannada TV show

Julian Hofler from AFS-Germany, a volunteer of FSL-India at Sri Chayadevi Trust, Mysore participated in a TV Show named Family Power, hosted by Colors, a Kannada TV channel, which was telecast at 9:00 pm, on 7th April, 2018.

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Julian Hofler from AFS-Germany, a volunteer of FSL-India at Sri Chayadevi Trust, Mysore participated in a TV Show named Family Power, hosted by Colors, a Kannada TV channel, which was telecast at 9:00 pm, on 7th April, 2018.

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Mural painting at Mavinakatte Primary School

On the 4th and 5th of April 2018, the Environment Education and Open Camp  volunteers from FSL- India, conducted a painting activity for environmental awareness at Mavinakatte Primary School.

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There was a lot of inspiration and different ideas, from which we chose the topic of the 3 R’s -Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. The communities are not well aware of the 3 R’s method so, we chose this. The team painted murals on the school wall to create awareness among the children and the local community.

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It is so important to bring about a good change in the environment and this is a small step to protect the earth from becoming clogged with garbage!

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Awareness was created in the community and subsequently, they were inspired and motivated by the 3R’s method. The school community and children agreed that henceforth, they would follow the 3R’s method in their daily life. They would also inform others about this method and encourage them to follow the same.

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Finally, the volunteers and community were happy about the awareness painting at the school. The volunteers are looking forward to do more environmental awareness campaigns among the local community.

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On the 4th and 5th of April 2018, the Environment Education and Open Camp  volunteers from FSL- India, conducted a painting activity for environmental awareness at Mavinakatte Primary School.

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There was a lot of inspiration and different ideas, from which we chose the topic of the 3 R’s -Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. The communities are not well aware of the 3 R’s method so, we chose this. The team painted murals on the school wall to create awareness among the children and the local community.

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It is so important to bring about a good change in the environment and this is a small step to protect the earth from becoming clogged with garbage!

IMG_20180405_113637

Awareness was created in the community and subsequently, they were inspired and motivated by the 3R’s method. The school community and children agreed that henceforth, they would follow the 3R’s method in their daily life. They would also inform others about this method and encourage them to follow the same.

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Finally, the volunteers and community were happy about the awareness painting at the school. The volunteers are looking forward to do more environmental awareness campaigns among the local community.

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AFS-Germany’s Program Director visits Centre for Experiential Living, Kundapura

Michael Bogatzki, AFS-Germany’s Program Director 18+ and Sigrid, his wife visited our Centre for Experiential Living (CEL) at Kundapur, along  with Rakesh Soans, President  of FSL-India, on 16th March, 2018.

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Michael Bogatzki, AFS-Germany’s Program Director 18+ and Sigrid, his wife visited our Centre for Experiential Living (CEL) at Kundapur, along  with Rakesh Soans, President  of FSL-India, on 16th March, 2018.

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WHY BE A VOLUNTEER?

Well done is better than well said. ~Benjamin Franklin


The rewards of volunteering can be huge for you and for the community. It is an opportunity for you to give something back to society and to gain in terms of personal experience and growth.

However, if you are still not convinced, maybe the reasons below can help you to make up your mind, pack your bags and embark on the journey of volunteering:

You become a Change-maker

Remember: The contribution of every single person counts and it is important to bring about a change!

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AREA OF WORK

All know the way; few actually walk it. ~Bodhidharma


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

The primary aim of our programs focussing on youth is to help these young minds develop social, moral, emotional, physical, and intellectual competencies. Through various programs and activities we actively promote "Youth Leadership" and train young individuals to achieve the ability to analyse their strength, work on their weaknesses, set personal goals and gain motivation, self-confidence and courage to carry them out.

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SOCIO / ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Slum development, Construction and Renovation, Promotion of model villages, Formation of self-help groups, Organising women and youth for microfinance/micro-enterprise development and livelihood promotion, Skill development, Health & Hygiene, Rural medication, Constructing sanitation facilities and Employment generation are some the many areas of work we focus on. The goal of these development initiatives is to build strong, healthy and dynamic communities

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

All our programs and actions are designed in a manner which requires initiatives and efforts not only from us but also from the members of the community we work with. Together we try to take collective actions and bring about solutions to common or community specific problems. We work at grassroots level and are committed to bringing about a change – economically, socially, environmentally and culturally thereby contributing to the development of the community as a whole.

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ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

The lurking threat of deforestation, pollution, depleting natural resources, global warming and climate change demands our urgent attention to address these critical issues. Therefore, working for the environment and towards a sustainable future is one of our top most priorities. Rain water harvesting, Sustainable agriculture, Sea turtle conservation, Environment protection, Heritage conservation, Natural resource management, Water and sanitation, Environment education etc.,

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NETWORK AND COLLABORATION

FSL-India acts as a support structure for youth and social organizations engaged in various development programs such as:
1) Asia - Europe Young Volunteers Exchange (AEYVE), 2) European Voluntary Service (EVS), 3) World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 4) Weltwaerts and 5) Experiment in International Living (EIL).

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WHAT IS IVS? WHAT IS ITS IMPACT?

"If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. If you have come because you think your liberty is linked to mine, let us work together" ~Aboriginal Proverb

Let’s begin with a little bit of history……….

International Voluntary Service (IVS) was born in 1920 when Pierre Ceresole, a conscientious objector during WWI and an advocator for Peace, organized the first reconstruction camp near Verdun in France with the participation of German volunteers, despite the reluctance of local inhabitants who still saw the Germans as their enemies.

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LOCATIONS

GALLERY

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Our Mission

To promote world peace, mutual respect and intercultural exchange by facilitating international volunteerism among youth in the fields of Natural Resource Management and Socioeconomic Development of local communities.

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FSL India is proud to present our own Training Center in a lush green area of Southwestern costal town of Kundapur. The Training Centre itself is build with a Green concept making it an Ideal model for Environmental Sustainability with many Eco Friendly technologies used while designing and building the infrastructure.

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OUR ASSOCIATIONS

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