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Over the next couple of days participants of the international project "Global Volunteer Action: Networking, capacity building, non-formal education and innovation in international youth and volunteer work" will be coming together for the final event, an Advanced Volunteer University, to discuss and exchange their experiences and gained knowledge over the past year and a half. The project has included seminars and gatherings between different networks of international volunteering in Europe and Asia, and so made visible the possible synergies, challenges and objectives for the future. This exciting week will also see the launch of the Toolkit as one of the main project outcomes.

Making a difference by volunteering

This year is the 70th anniversary of the first KVT workcamp organised in Finnish Lapland and next year it will be 70 years since the establishment of KVT, SCI's Finnish Branch! Anniversaries bring various kinds of programme and sneak peeks to KVT’s history! The very first workcamp started in the village of Hirvasvaara (near by Salla) on the 15th of June 1946.

70 years since first KVT Workcamp in Finalnd

Journals from the first workcamps of KVT Finland, Finland (1946)

SCI’s latest campaign was launched after ICM 2015, where SCI activists decided to start a grass-root campaign in SCI workcamps in 2016. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness and stimulate the reflection about the current situation for those seeking refuge and forced migration in general.


 

We are back with more Building Bridges updates for you!

The international Building Bridges seminar will start this weekend, taking place from from 11th to 17th June in Geneva, Switzerland. The seminar is organised by SCI's “Building Bridges” informal working group and is aimed at training volunteers that are active or interested in projects regarding asylum seekers or those seeking refuge.

It's here! The report that gives you an overview of what SCI has been up to the past year, with reports, volunteer stories, photos and videos from branches, groups, working groups, international bodies and meetings, our latest publication is bursting with info. This year, the format of the report is a bit different compared to the traditional style we normally use, we hope that you enjoy this dynamic and interactive version.

Annual Report 2015

 

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