23 September, 2021

Decolonise volunteering – dream or reality?

Discover the webinar and be a part of the conversation

On the 7th of September SCI Catalunya, with the collaboration of SCI International Secretariat, VWAN Nigeria, ZWA Zimbabwe, SCI Italy, SAVWA South Africa, KVT Finland and AJOV Mozambique, as part of Grassroots change: volunteering, leadership and emancipation through hands-on work and mentoring organised a webinar on the topic: Decolonise volunteering – dream or reality? 

It connected global volunteers and people interested in international volunteering in order to explore this topic and spark discussion. List of speakers included:

  • Kris Berwouts 
  • Sonya Kaleel
  • Zongui Robert Toé 
  • Dr Meshesha Shewarega Gebretsadik

and the panel was moderated by Mary Mlambo from Lungelo Youth Development. They shared their unique insight on the impact of international volunteering movement on the old colonial relations and whether it could help to deconstruct old power structures, which are still intact. 

Listen to the conversation below:

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