We have a refreshing selection of articles and news from the last month for you. The International Day of Peace and the letter the acting-president of SCI sent as a peace message. The high period of workcamps is coming to an end and we have already started receiving stories and photos from our volunteers. We invite you to visit our Voices of Volunteers blog and read the stories. Visit our Facebook page and figure out who the “winner” of the best workcamp photo competition was. No more words, we let you continue to the content of this edition. Enjoy!
“I was very nervous. Everybody were thinking, ‘how it’s all gonna go, what will locals do, what if there’ll be no people? Or only violent ones? What will old generation think?’ What really happened I didn’t expect — the whole city went, it was like a holiday, all went, including fishermen and old men.” The program of “KyivPride 2016” included round table on the rights of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender)people in Ukraine, discussions on the development of the LGBT movement, training on educational activities for students, films about Ukrainian Pride and LGBT movement, exhibitions by Ukrainian and German civil initiatives, cultural recreational activities for the LGBT community and supporters. Read the rest of this article.
10 Inspiring and Life Changing Films
A film has the potential to evoke powerful emotions in the viewer. It is one of the best ways to capture the realities and the injustices of our world. In our modern times it has become a platform used for change. All of the films in this article have inspired masses of people to change there own world and how they treat other people and animals. We hope you enjoy these ground breaking films! Here they are!
Go Visual!Training Course for Multipliers
SCI Poland recently organized a training course “Go Visual! Creative education about migration” – as part of the Building Bridges Campaign. In early September, 25 educators from 10 European countries learnt and shared information on how to educate young people on migration, including refugee issues, by using visual facilitation methods and other creative methodologies. Read the whole article.
From the Archives
The first Wednesday in September every year is the moment when volunteers gather at the SCI Switzerland office in Bern for packing the freshly printed small booklets called 'Agenda' (pocket calendars, or diaries, or planners, indeed) which are then mailed to all members of the Swiss branch as well as to some subscribers who live abroad. And later in spring, Swiss delegates carry dozens of these booklets to international meetings in order to sell them to other branches. Have you see any of them? Learn more about this try. Imagine, 65 items of SCI Switzerland pocket calendars from 1953- 2017. Read more.
Results of the workcamp Photo Competition 2016
We asked volunteers for their best photos from their participation in an SCI workcamp this year. We knew it would be hard to decide but in the end we have our new Facebook cover photo. You can see more here.
International Peace Day
The topic of this year for the International Peace Day was “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace”. We invite you to read what the Acting President of SCI said in her peace message.
Refugee Project- CVS Bulgaria
Each week dozens of volunteers find their ways to the refugee centres of Sofia to support people on the move by holding educational and recreational lessons for children and adults. These volunteers are part of the so-called Refugee Project, an initiative coordinated by CVS‑Bulgaria and Caritas Sofia. Read more.
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