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Workcamp rising awareness on hygiene and sanitation

Organization: FSL-India

Application: Volunteers must apply to our partner organizations in their own country.

Placements: We will complete the placements of volunteers within a week of receiving the application. Volunteers can apply for an L/MTV program for a minimum of one month.

Information: FSL-India will send the required Information to the volunteers – including a pre-arrival letter, project profile, info sheet, general information and travel details. This information will be sent to the volunteers at least one month in advance.

Participation Fee: 14,500 Indian Rupees for each month

Arrivals: Volunteers arrive at Kundapur or Bangalore by the first Monday of each month.

Accommodation for Volunteers: accommodation for volunteers can either be at the project, in a local host family, as a Paying guest, in a hostel–depending on the project, location and availability.

Orientation week: The program will start with a week-long orientation. Depending on the volunteer’s project location, the Orientation will be held either in Kundapur or Bangalore. This information will be sent to the volunteer at least a month in advance.

Registration: The registration will be completed during the first week of arrival.

Projects: Following the orientation week, volunteers will join their respective projects in different locations, depending on the placement.

Monitoring: Each volunteer is allocated a LTV Coordinator on his/her arrival who is a staff of FSL-India and he/she supports the volunteer in their project, and monitors the progress during their voluntary service through monitoring visits, LTV Cultural Meet, one to one sessions, emails, phone calls, reports etc. Monthly Project visits are also made by the LTV Coordinators during the placement where ever possible.

Health and sanitation is the priority areas in development, both in rural and urban areas. Especially, in rural areas open defecation is quite common and sanitation is very poor. Lack of Proper education and an understanding about the need for hygiene and sanitation and a general lack of awareness are the main culprits.

FSL-India is making its share of contribution to address this problem by implementing Water and Sanitation based programs through multiple interventions that includes ‘Dream Village Project’, Environment Education Project and also through volunteer service in various locations.

These projects along with other objectives, support construction of toilets in the villages and generate widespread awareness on various potential diseases due to want of proper hygiene and sanitation.

In this field of work, volunteers work would include –

• Construction of sanitary toilets.
• Education and awareness generation among students and adult community in the proposed villages through innovative methods.

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