24 June, 2020

Virtual Teh Tarik Session

From SCI Malaysia

SCI Malaysia had its first virtual reach-out session to volunteers named Teh Tarik Session, which in Malaysian culture means hanging out together over milk tea. With the current Covid-19 pandemic, we can’t just stop reaching out, therefore we decided we need such a session over an online platform. Our purpose was very simple: to share about volunteering and Service Civil International to others, and what else is more inspiring than sharing personal learning and experience by volunteers themselves? The panellists were SCI Malaysia long-time volunteers Nurul Syahida and Stephen Nah, and moderated by Edward Chuah. The session was designed to focus on few questions that lot of volunteers will have in mind: the WHY, HOW and WHAT. We had a conducive participant’s size of 11 people over ZOOM & Facebook Live and the session was sincere and open just like what you would expect in a big family. After all, SCI Malaysia is a big family that welcomes everyone regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation to join us in our peace-promoting activities. SCI Malaysia believes that on top of workcamps, there are also many activities we could do locally to raise awareness, do advocacy and bring people together in the same spirit and mission that our founder Pierre Cérésole had since 1920.

You can watch the session here.

Stay safe, stay optimistic and keep the volunteering spirit as high as ever!

Written by: Edward Chuah

Explore more news

New illustrations for SCI

New illustrations for SCI

Thanks to Gosia a.k.a. @pojamnik, artist and SCI online volunteer, our website is now enriched with wonderful illustrations!

‘Words about Deeds’ online Reading Group

‘Words about Deeds’ online Reading Group

In April, we – Marilou Ruijter and Heinz Gabathuler -, invited SCI activists for an online reading group with the aim to discuss some topics from the SCI anniversary book “Words about Deeds” which was published at the end of 2019.

Share This