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July 2016

Here it is. The first official E-Zine with all the fresh updates from the last month from SCI branches and partners all over the world. Summer is at it's peak and holidays are on our minds but at the same time a lot has happened and volunteering keeps going. Click on the links and read the news. What about workcamps? Did you find what suits you better? It’s never too late! Visit www.workcamps.info and choose from the hundred of options.
Last but not least, add your story to our new Voices of Volunteers blog and be the one of the many volunteers that contribute to the improvement of our world.
Relaxing and enjoyable reading!

Grapheazy toolkit (Glovola Project)
Asian Platform Meeting- July 2016
Raising Awareness on Migration in Bulgaria
IM-PROVE Web Application Launched
From the Archives

Grapheazy toolkit (Glovola Project)


Grapheazy was created by Mauro Carta on behalf of Service Civil International with the support of the "Pool of Trainers and Facilitators of SCI". The tool is a visual facilitations tool, a way to encourage people to actively take part in a group discussion, a creative method to establish links between topics and to get an overview, an instrument for generating and identifying new ideas and a technique to stimulate debate on sensitive issues. It was publicly launched at the Final Seminar of the international project "Global Volunteer Action" in June 2016.

Asian Platform Meeting- July 2016


Last Saturday the first Asian Platform Meeting for 2016 took place in Bangladesh. At the APM representatives of Asia-Pacific SCI-branches discussed matters concerning the development of SCI in the region. The meeting went smoothly and was completed in nearly 5 hours. The next Asian Platform Meeting will take place on December 7th in Germany. Read more.

Raising Awareness on Migration in Bulgaria


In order to develop a counter-narrative for fighting racism against migrants and break stereotypes about people seeking refuge, CVS-Bulgaria has started organizing in Sofia raising-awareness events on the topic of migration, focussing on the situation along the Balkan Route. To read more about actions and events with the topic of migration, look under the Building Bridges section of our website.

IM-PROVE Web Application Launched


Zavod Voluntariat (SCI Slovenia) and INEX-SDA (SCI partner in Czech Republic), launched the web application called IM-PROVE. The tool, created within the project ‘’Upgrade Yourself’’, is aimed at helping the volunteers to reflect on their learning process and acknowledge the skills and competences acquired during their volunteering activities. The application is at free disposal on improve.inexsda.cz. At the moment it is only available in English but it will be soon available in Czech and Slovene. For inquiries please contact the project coordinators Lenka Polcerová (lenka.polcerova@inexsda.cz) or Sara Turk (programi@zavod-voluntariat.si). For more detailed information about the application, as well as instructions, click here.

From the Archives


If the number of displaced people in the world is swelling as they are forced to run from civil war, oppression or plain poverty, the response should not be to reinforce the walls of the rich-world fortress.” Crossing Borders was the title of a campaign run by the SEED office in Antwerpen for several years back in the 1990s. For me personally, the slogan "crossing borders" explains almost best what SCI is about: Transcending the petty boundaries that often separate human beings from each other: Boundaries of nationality, of religion, of gender or of age. Uniting human beings from this side of the border to others from the other side of the border. Read the whole article.

 

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