NUTRITION AND HEALTH
- FSL LTV 04 B
The Participation Fee is 14,500 Indian Rupees for each month (approximately 223 Euros per month, depending on the exchange rate) Lisez les informations spécifiques
- Code : FSL LTV 04 B
- Dispo : 10M / 10F (Total Part 20)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 65
FSL-India, (Field Services and Inter-cultural Learning – India) is a youth development organisation focused towards Inter-cultural Learning through Voluntary Services set up to promote Global Understanding by providing opportunities to the youth to work in different cultural contexts to appreciate Inter-cultural learning. Thereby, reducing boundaries and bringing people to work together in harmony by understanding the Inter-cultural aspects focusing towards development of people and society through youth mobility and volunteerism. Founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001, FSL-India is a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. It was formed with the support of like-minded National and International Organizations with a primary purpose to bring about global transformation, progress and growth through youth exchange programs. FSL-India is headquartered in Bangalore, with regional offices in Karnataka (Bangalore, Mysore and Kundapur), Tamil Nadu (Chennai), and Pondicherry and is well equipped with experienced associates who support developmental activities across the country with the help of Local and Regional Partners. Annually, FSL- Indi a mobilizes movement of 1500 and more youths from across the globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.
Healthcare and the lack of easy access to it prevent people from upward social and economic mobility in India. Healthcare facilities in India are difficult to access. Government hospitals, though technically free, are so overwhelmed by the incongruity between the massive population of patients and the deficiency of qualified medical staff that they cannot cope with the load. Rates of children suffering from under-nutrition in India remain high despite the economic growth. In India 20 per cent of children less than 5 years of age suffer from wasting due to acute under nutrition. More than one third of the world’s children who are wasted live in India (UNICEF). Under-nutrition is substantially higher in rural than in urban areas and is responsible for 35% of deaths among children under 5 and 11% of the total global disease burden. Under nutrition often an invisible problem jeopardizes children’s survival, health, growth and development, and it slows national progress towards development goals. According to the World Health Organization, a majority of the top 10 causes of death in India are both treatable and preventable. Therefore, to supplement the effort of the Government, many organisations are working in India to provide health care to people and improve the nutritional status of the children. As a volunteer you will be working with healthcare centres or community based organisations and tasks will include : • Catering to the healthcare and nutritional needs of the rural community. • Organising health camps; providing health and nutritional education to children, youth/adolescent and community. • Conducting community awareness; facilitate training and capacity building for the health workers, community mobilisers on preventive, curative and rehabilitative health intervention. • Conduct surveys; documentations; designing appropriate IEC (Information, Education and Communication) materials on health and nutritional aspect. The Info-sheet will have more information regarding the individual projects with schedules, and activities. Note: Limited projects are available, and most require a minimum application of two months.
You could be staying with local families near to the project. You could be sharing rooms with 2-3 volunteers or staying on your own. Sometimes, projects provide accommodation for the volunteers. The project will provide a room that is shared by other volunteers or with the staff of the project.
Our projects are spread out across different regions in South India. Your project location could be in any one of the following locations – Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Kundapur, Udupi, Mangalore, North Karnataka or Pondicherry. You will be notified of the location of your project a month prior to your arrival. During the Orientation week, one can find out the leisure activities around your area. There are lots of things to do in south of India.
Visa Requirements: According to the new Visa Regulations, volunteers coming to India to do voluntary service with/through a registered Indian organization need to apply for an “Employment Visa” ( to work with NGO / Non-Profit organization). No other visa is acceptable. In order to apply for an Employment visa, you’ll need proof of employment with an organization in India, such as a contract that states the terms and conditions. FSL India will provide necessary documents for your visa application on request. For more information, please visit the following websites: http://goindia.about.com/od/visas/tp/Guide-To-Indian-Visa-Types.htm http://www.immihelp.com/nri/indiavisa/categories.html What is needed to be an LTV! We welcome anybody who is interested to participate in our voluntary programs regardless of age, sex, religious belief, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Most of our programmes do not require any specific skills. But as the work is humanitarian in nature, we encourage volunteers to be: Ø Open Minded: It is essential to be open to new ideas, situations, morals, values and ways of doing things. Things may be different from what you are used to or your existing expectations. If you remain open minded then you will be flooded with new opportunities. Broadening the mind is at the heart of inter-cultural exchange. Ø Flexible: Remaining flexible to ideas, people, situations and encounters is important. While working at social projects, you will be dealing with people – and people are unpredictable. Taking a flexible approach is often the best way to deal with such situations. Ø Creative: Taking a creative approach to your volunteer placement and work maintains motivation and, prevents routine and boredom for yourself and the project. When you start to think creatively it is amazing what can be achieved.