Field Services and Inter-Cultural Learning (FSL India) headquartered in Bangalore, with 5 regional offices in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry 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.
It is a non-political, non-profit making voluntary organisation which was founded in the year 2000 and legally incorporated in 2001 as a Trust under Indian Trust Act 1882. Annually, FSL India mobilizes movement of 1800 youth from across the Globe with the support of International Partners and local NGOs.
Network and Collaborations:
FSL India is a member of NVDA and CCIVS-UNESCO. Besides, FSL India collaborates and networks with Alliance and ASEF on youth volunteering and development programmes. It acts as a support structure for youth and social organisations engaged in various development programs such as: 1) AEYVE 2) EVS 3) WHV and 4) Weltwaerts.
FSL India works in various fields in cooperation with Archaeological Survey of India, Ministry of Women and Child Welfare, Ministry of Health, Education, Forest and Wildlife Departments and Local Self-governance Bodies.
- LTV – Long Term Volunteering (more than 3 months)
- MTV – Mid Term Volunteering (up to 2 months)
- WC – Short Term Volunteering or Work Camps (WC). Up to 3 weeks
- OG – Out Going.
- HBP – Home Base Projects.
- MVP – Model Village Project.
- High School Student Exchange Program
Areas of Interest:
- Medical & Health Care
- Environment and Conservation
- Women & Childcare Development
- Urban Development
- Rural Development
- Society and Culture
In addition, FSL India also works on a range of self-initiated and self-funded Home Base projects. We have been engaging youth to supplement national and global efforts for attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).