November SCI Newsletter
This month we want to share different activities and experiences to reflect about mutual respect. It is the understanding that we don’t all share the same beliefs and values, but we do respect the ideas and persectives of others and not impose our own.
We hope to inspire you and encourage you to act! ☮️
Last month's highlights
Gender Campaigning Training
The third activity of SCI’s Work Plan for 2019: ‘Gendered Realities’ took place in Rome, with the aim to combat gender stereotypes and sexism while equipping volunteers with competences to organize and run campaigns. 📢
23 participants reflected on how to make SCI activities inclusive and safe for all.
See more photos here.
100 ans pour la paix
SCI France held an interactive exhibition, in Lille, on the centenary of International Civil Service: "From yesterday to today, what projections for the future?" 🙌
It was an interesting journey through the international history of SCI volunteering for peace. 
If you missed it, here some photos.
Meeting of young activists of the Mediterranean in Girona
As there are many challenges in the Mediterranean region, an idea was born to bring together a group of activists from the region and other European countries to find possible ways to collaborate and start common projects. Hence, participants from Palestine, Belgium, Tunisia, Italy, Catalunya, Jordan and France took part in a Midi Memes Training, focussed on social activism. Read the full article here and watch the video here.
Quality volunteer management work leads to a tolerant world
In Bulgaria, 32 youth workers from 13 countries participated in an course for Volunteers Management, organized by CVS-Bulgaria within the Erasmus+ Volunteering from A to Z project.
They improved their skills for coordination and mentorship of international and local volunteers, and practiced their communication, conflict transformation and intercultural learning skills.
Read more here.
#13 Human Library: Make Food Not War
A chance to meet refugees and migrant people from different backgrounds with stories about their path and national food. People who will be "books" while you will be "readers".
📅 1 December 2019 15:00-18:00 UTC+02
📍 Sofia, Bulgaria.
Organized by CVS Bulgaria
#14 DobroFest
Interactive volunteers conference with workshops and discussions for the International Volunteer Day. More than 30 organizations that work with volunteers will present their activities.
📅 11 December 2019 16:00-22:00 UTC+02
📍 Sofia, Bulgaria
#15 Gender under the glass
During SCI International Commettee Meeting we will make a book-surveying about gender. It is a discovery tool of a scientific book, in groups, followed by a participatory debate on gender.
📅 6 December 2019 
📍 Bosbeek, Netherlands
 Organized by IS.
Volunteer experiences
The subtle art of being a “decent” camp leader
How to be a “good” camp leader. I was asking myself this question many times while preparing for the international workcamp. That was my second time as a camp coordinator. Hence, I was excited and nervous at the same time. 
Read the full article here.
 Workcamp opportunities
Social Smile restaurant
📅 30 Dec 2019 - 06 Jan 2020
📍 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Social welfare Restaurant was inaugurated by HCMC Charity Foundation in order to offer special meals with discount prices for low-income students, immigrant and local workers. 🥗🥘🍚
More info 👉 here.
Post ICM workcamp
📅 9 - 15 December 2019
📍 Bosbeek, Netherlands
SCI International Commettee Meeting is followed by a workcamp where we will:
1. build a wooden cabin and make a path
2. paint rooms
3. clean the forest
To apply send an email to👉
We are different but we are together!
📅 2 - 8 January 2020
📍 Chuvashia, Russia
Winter camp for local kids (aged 7-17), located in the middle of a pine forest where every year international and local volunteers work together organizing cultural and educational activities for children and youth. 🤹‍♂️
To apply click 👉 here
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