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SCI E-zine: February 2019 – workcamp edition

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Your workcamp is waiting!

Welcome to the start of the workcamp season! Workcamps are being uploaded daily to workcamps.sci.ngo and we can wait for you to have a look. Enjoy reading about some of our newest opportunities and choose the one that excites you most.
Make sure send us fun pictures of your experiences! :)

Capacity building and human library in Hong Kong (March)

SCI Hong Kong is working with seven secondary schools in Hong Kong on a Global Education project.

Non-formal education methods are used and activities in these workshops include story drawings, invisible theatre.
Volunteers will assist in running the program, including preparation of food and workshops.
During the program volunteers will also visit two schools to conduct a Human Library in which volunteers will become a human book.

Who doesn’t like to read? Find more details here.

Rome International Soup Festival (April)

“La Città dell’Utopia” (The City of Utopia) is a project of SCI Italy located in San Paolo district, Rome. The project is an experiment in creating active citizenship and local development. Different events, initiatives, workshops concerning the topics of interculturality, sustainable lifestyle and active citizenship take place here.

Fancy some soup? Read more about the project here.

Community life in Northern Ireland (May)

This project has been gathering SCI volunteers since 1975! It is a residential and day activity centre, owned by Harmony Community Trust, near to Strangford in Northern Ireland. They need help with setting up and assisting with the annual fundraising Open Day on Sunday 2nd June.

“I left feeling that I understood very little of the complexities that have engulfed Northern Ireland for centuries. Glebe House makes the need for understanding more about the future than the past.”

Read more about the workcamp here and also a story from a former volunteer here!

Art and culture in Portugal (June)

VILA ArtFest is a celebration of all types of art worked and explored by the people from the youngest village in Portugal – Lousada. Every year in June, the city hall promotes the sharing and demonstration of different types of art. During this month, the local artists can share their work with the local and tourists. This year, VILA ArtFest wants to go further and challenge new artists from other communities and nationalities to create and celebrate different kinds of art.

See more information here.

Sustainable lifestyle in Germany (July)

In the age of climate change and global injustice, we ask ourselves if we have to change our consumption-oriented and resource-wasting lifestyle.
There is an interesting workcamp in Germany that tackles these challenges, explores a simple life by work in the fields and botany.

Click here for more information.

Environment protection in Siberia (July)

Interested in environment protection?
There is an interesting workcamp in Eastern Siberia!

International volunteers together with local volunteers will be engaged in the construction of an international youth camp on Bournina Island in Irkutsk Region (Russian Federation).

You can read more here.

[Sci-announce] Reminder: Extension Call for EPM Prep-team till 13 February

Dear friends,

This is a reminder to sign-up to be part of the EPM 2019 Prep-team. I have received a few expressions of interest, but kindly ask anyone who is still interested to get in touch. Unfortunately, there are not enough members in the prep-team yet to support such a large and important meeting, meaning there is a possibility EPM will not occur this year.

The deadline is 13 February 2019. We look forward to your applications.

Thank you,

Chantal
Chantal Doran
Communication and Volunteer Coordinator
SCI International Secretariat

Belgiëlei 37
2018 Antwerpen, Belgium
Skype address: sci-is-communication
www.sci.ngo

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