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

Daniawadagalu – Marta Castellanos Gonzalez, Spain

Greetings from FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living, Kundapur!

My name is Marta, aged 28, Spanish and I came to India for a 7-month, EVS project. However, I am in tears leaving FSL-India after 2 ½ years!

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Greetings from FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living, Kundapur!

My name is Marta, aged 28, Spanish and I came to India for a 7-month, EVS project. However, I am in tears leaving FSL-India after 2 ½ years!

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NH-17 Quarterly Evaluation – A Cultural Fragrance

FSL-India’s LTV team, Kundapur organized a Quarterly Evaluation (QTE) for the long-term volunteers. The evaluation was conducted over a period of 2 days, i.e. 23rd and 24th November 2017. In total, 38 volunteers from AFS and IJGD took part in this evaluation. The QTE was organized at FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living (CEL), Kundapur.

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FSL-India’s LTV team, Kundapur organized a Quarterly Evaluation (QTE) for the long-term volunteers. The evaluation was conducted over a period of 2 days, i.e. 23rd and 24th November 2017. In total, 38 volunteers from AFS and IJGD took part in this evaluation. The QTE was organized at FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living (CEL), Kundapur.

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November Cultural Event – Kundapur

In the month of November 2017,  the Cultural Event was held on 29th November 2017 with 2 volunteers.

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Every month, FSL-India organises a cultural event for our regular LTV volunteers and we take them to any cultural and historical places which are located in and around Mangalore. This month, the cultural meet was focused on an actual cultural experience.

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In the morning, the FSL-India group started their travel from the meeting point to Attur church. It is a Roman Catholic Church church in Karkala It came into existence in 1759 and has a history of miracles.

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The group spent some time in the church.

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After lunch, the FSL-India group visited a Christian family and the volunteers had interaction with the family. The family offered coffee and snacks to the volunteers. In the evening, the FSL-India group visited the Bahubali statue and Jain’s Basadi in Karkala.

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The statue is carved from a single piece of rock and it is a free-standing statue.

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The Bahubali statue was at the top of the mountain and the volunteers enjoyed a beautiful view of Karkala from the top.

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After the visits, the volunteers traveled back to Kundapur, where everybody could enjoy the rest of the day with the host family.

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Feedback from the volunteers:

* During our trip to Karkala, we got to see many beautiful places of different kinds. Since our coordinator is from the          area, he could tell us about the historical sites we visited, as well as provide us the local insights about the places,           making it a more meaningful experience. Overall, it was a great day.

* I really enjoyed the cultural day. To be in a small group is different and allows more contact. Visiting the coordinator’s      family helps to better understand him. The temple touched me a lot, I like the feeling present in the place. It’s nice that    the coordinators take the time to share their approach to culture

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In the month of November 2017,  the Cultural Event was held on 29th November 2017 with 2 volunteers.

IMG_8459

Every month, FSL-India organises a cultural event for our regular LTV volunteers and we take them to any cultural and historical places which are located in and around Mangalore. This month, the cultural meet was focused on an actual cultural experience.

IMG_8451

In the morning, the FSL-India group started their travel from the meeting point to Attur church. It is a Roman Catholic Church church in Karkala It came into existence in 1759 and has a history of miracles.

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The group spent some time in the church.

IMG_8426

After lunch, the FSL-India group visited a Christian family and the volunteers had interaction with the family. The family offered coffee and snacks to the volunteers. In the evening, the FSL-India group visited the Bahubali statue and Jain’s Basadi in Karkala.

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The statue is carved from a single piece of rock and it is a free-standing statue.

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The Bahubali statue was at the top of the mountain and the volunteers enjoyed a beautiful view of Karkala from the top.

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After the visits, the volunteers traveled back to Kundapur, where everybody could enjoy the rest of the day with the host family.

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Feedback from the volunteers:

* During our trip to Karkala, we got to see many beautiful places of different kinds. Since our coordinator is from the          area, he could tell us about the historical sites we visited, as well as provide us the local insights about the places,           making it a more meaningful experience. Overall, it was a great day.

* I really enjoyed the cultural day. To be in a small group is different and allows more contact. Visiting the coordinator’s      family helps to better understand him. The temple touched me a lot, I like the feeling present in the place. It’s nice that    the coordinators take the time to share their approach to culture

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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

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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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