1. Experience a Climate for Peace camp in 2016

    Posted by Communication on May 24

    A Climate for Peace camp experience can be a life changing event. You might fall in love with your surroundings, the experience of working with a local on community or even the sustainable recipes of the camp. The thoughts and emotions one goes through can set a course for a beautiful exchange with people you may not otherwise get the opportunity to meet. Hands on practical exchanges with fellow volunteers can truly make you see the wonderful side of life.

  2. Flooding in Sri Lanka

    Posted by projects on May 19

    We would like to express our condolences and show our solidarity to all those that have been affected by the recent natural disaster in Sri Lanka. Below we share the following message from our local branch. We will continue to bring you updates from SCI Sri Lanka and SCI volunteers as well as information on any additional workcamps that may be organised. 

    Flooding Sri Lanka. Photograph: Ishara S Kodikara/AFP/Getty Flooding in Sri Lanka (18 May 2016). Photograph: Ishara S Kodikara/AFP/Getty

  3. VIA Campleader Training

    Posted by projects on May 18

    Soon to be campleaders all over the world are preparing and getting ready for the summer, when hundreds of workcamps will be taking place! Our EVS volunteers at the International Secretariat will have the chance to take part in a workcamp with our Flemish Branch, VIA Belgium. Here, Shane shares the story of his campleader training weekend.

    "I arrived at Wereldwerf with 3 others choosing unanimously to walk the last few miles to the site of the VIA Campleader training weekend. Arriving in good time we met and greeted some of the other people we would be sharing this weekend with. After a cup of tea we started off talking and discussing upcoming events for the weekend. 

    VIA Campleader TrainingThe soon to be campleaders at the training organised by SCI's Flemish Branch, Belgium. (May 2016)

  4. A global celebration of sexual and gender diversities

    Posted by Communication on May 18

    International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: “A global celebration of sexual and gender diversities”

    Why May 17?
    May 17 has established itself as the single most important date for LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) communities to mobilise on a worldwide scale.

    Photo used by the No Hate Speech Movement for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, May 2016

  5. Refugee Fund - Open for Applications

    Posted by projects on May 14

    The aggravation of the crisis in Europe in summer 2015 has moved a number of branches and activists to provide additional local help to refugees on the move and at their arrival

    Considering the positive effects of such efforts and their coherence with SCI mission and history, at SCI's International Committee Meeting 2015 branches proposed and approved an Urgent Resolution aimed at providing small and easily accessible funds to groups and branches planning projects and actions with and for refugees, lowering barriers to connect with locals and promoting mutual understanding.

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