Volunteer for India joined hands with the Lakshadweep Surf Club to create ‘Volunteer for Lakshadweep’, a community development program. The project aimed to increase the understanding and capacity of island youth and school students to reduce plastic pollution of the marine environment and to help the coral reefs in Lakshadweep.
The 50+ volunteers received awareness and hands-on practical sessions on healthy lifestyle, marine environment and surfing. Each session was led by an experienced faculty in the field.
The sessions helped participants gain an improved understanding of marine ecosystems. The project facilitated beach cleanup drives in Lakshadweep.
The sessions covered various topics of healthy lifestyle, marine environment and its ecology, snorkeling, beach cleanups and surfing. The activities provided the volunteers an opportunity to learn about their environment and its inclusiveness.Abdul Samad
Founding Member – VFI