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Workcamp to keep Indian traditions alive

Organization: FSL-India

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

Duration:
– Special Learning Projects will be conducted for 1 to 3 hours every day. During free time volunteers are also expected to be engaged in some social work like teaching in the local schools or helping other volunteers in other projects.
– The application for Special Learning projects must be sent at least 2 months in advance.

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. For Special Learning projects, you have to pay an extra charge depending on the skill you want to learn – the extra fee is towards the fee for the skilled teacher and this will be informed to you at the time of applying.

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.

As FSL-India works towards cultural understanding and immersion, we therefore collaborate with many local institutes, schools, individual groups who are working to keep the local folk art, music, culture, traditions alive. We also have an option for placing volunteers who are interested in this field, to help these mini projects by involving themselves in these art forms to learn and to give performances to spread it to others.
The different fields are:
Dance, Music, Yoga, Massage, Food Carving, Stone Carving, Eco Farming, Puppetry

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