Written by our Nepal Team Happy New Year! The Nepal Team wishes all FSF hubs a happy and successful new year. On January 30th Nepal celebrated its first major festival of the year (it didn’t take long!) called Shree Panchami (Saraswati Pooja) which celebrates the arrival of spring. Volunteers from all challenge groups were able … Continue reading The latest from Nepal – Jan/Feb 2020!
Written by our Cambodia Team In January, we started our Eco-brick initiative to reduce plastic waste at our partner sites. So far, we’ve had two Community Challenge groups focus on delivering Environmental sessions, highlighting the importance of reducing plastic waste to students.. Community Challenge In early January, we had two groups of Community Challenge volunteers come through, focusing … Continue reading The latest from Cambodia – Jan/Feb 2020!
Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a peaceful Christmas Holiday and wish you all a happy, prosperous and successful new year! We are now looking forward to seeing how we can grow as a hub and foster increased collaboration across teams to grow even stronger together in this new decade. We have also been … Continue reading The latest from Thailand – Dec 2019/Jan 2020!
Health Promotion In December, we farewelled our second health promotion group. While they were here the team delivered a range of sessions across four project sites, including in the courtyard of a nearby pagoda when no classrooms were available. A huge highlight for the group was facilitating women’s health sessions with female students in early high school. The … Continue reading The latest from Cambodia – Dec 2019!
New Arrivals! November/December was a busy time for the Nepal team, not only because of the arrival of 6 new volunteer groups but also with the arrival of a new baby! A big congratulations to Om and his wife, on the birth of their son, Logic. Om Baral: “We are so excited to have a child after around a decade. After our first daughter, Lochan, … Continue reading The latest from Nepal – Nov/Dec 2019!
Written by our Thailand Team Our hub team and volunteers have taken part in local fun runs (or marathons as locally known) that aim to raise money for local schools. We have upped the stakes a bit more and included a fundraising component aiming to support our programs. With two fundraising runs an 8 volunteers participating we … Continue reading The latest from Thailand – Dec 2019!
Written by our Peru Team Our first group of Australian volunteers arrived on the 2nd November. Their trip got off to a flying start as they went on a tour around Cusco lead by Professor Juan Carlos. They were indeed almost flying when we visited Puka Pukara and walked through the ruins of the ancient hotel which … Continue reading The latest from Peru – Nov 2019!
Written by Madison O’Connor, Thai Health Intern….. As an intern with the FutureSense Foundation, you have the opportunity to become a global citizen whilst expanding your potential career options. Interns are viewed as part of the in-country team and internship experiences range from 6 to 12 weeks in length. Each internship is unique and customisable to … Continue reading A summer internship with FSF…
Written by Lisa, India VMPC….. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” — Mother Teresa Collaboration is the key to making a long term, sustainable impact in communities, which is why the FutureSense Foundation dedicates its time in India to working with local schools. … Continue reading #TogetherWeCan – achieve the UN SDG’s in India!
Written by Valentina Maccario, Cambodia VMPC….. A few years ago, I saw a Ted Talk titled ‘Do schools kill creativity?’. The speaker, Sir Ken Robinson, revealed himself as an education pioneer suggesting the simplest yet most revolutionary of ideas: let’s rethink our perception of intelligence. He focused on the clear hierarchy of subjects within the … Continue reading Creativity: The Link to Educational Sustainability