Experiències de voluntariat

Des del 1982 milers de persones han passat per l’SCI Catalunya: joves i no tan joves que han trobat en l’SCI un espai on contribuir a la construcció de pau i la transformació social. Algunes han fet camps, d’altres voluntariats de llarga durada, altres han format part dels grups locals. Escolta i llegeix les seves experiències!

Pausing for breath after the first half of my ESC at SCI Catalunya’s office

Pausing for breath after the first half of my ESC at SCI Catalunya’s office

By Anna Sach I wake up on the night train at the French-Spanish border. The sun is rising over the Pyrenees. I have three weeks “out of office” behind me: a week of online Mid-Term Evaluation Seminar; a week of training in Rome on queer feminism and dealing with gender-based discrimination; a week of visiting friends, a concert and a big demonstration in Germany.   I look at the landscape and am grateful for this distance with which I can now look back on my European Solidarity Corps (ESC) voluntary service. Since January, I have been living in Barcelona and...

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My ESC in SCI Catalunya

My ESC in SCI Catalunya

By VIOLETTA SFOUNTOURI Taking the decision to come to SCI Catalunya as a volunteer was pretty easy, as a very good friend of mine, who I trust a lot, advised me to take a look at the ESC placement in the organization last year. I did not know anything about SCI up until then, so I knew it was going to be something really new for me and I felt ready for a challenge. Having been here for four months now, I feel really proud of having made the decision to come. I feel like I have already done so...

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The Art of Upcycling

The Art of Upcycling

By Gemma Solans Rodríguez We took part in a Youth Exchange Erasmus+ project, ‘The Art of Upcycling’, amid the Latvian coast in a city named Liepaja. From the 21st to the 28th of March, we reflected on recycling and the topic of waste management. Taking our cultural backgrounds into account, we introduced to the group the present situation in our respective countries, in order to develop concrete strategies to reduce our green footprint impact and engage with others in a greener world. There were special occasions within the program schedule in which we shared food, traditional music and games in...

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Fighting Global Challenges in the Peaceweek

Fighting Global Challenges in the Peaceweek

By Marzia and Hannah For one week in March, we – activists, youth workers and educators – came together in Barcelona for the Peaceweek, a training seminar on the linkages between the climate crisis, (forced) migration and displacement. Our group consisted of 21 people from the Euro-Mediterranean region. All focusing on different issues – the climate crisis, economy, migration and feminisms. But we did not just talk about them in isolation, but connected them in our discussions. We lived together for one week, and to maintain a peaceful and safe environment we established a group agreement, defining rules, limits, boundaries...

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Coordinating the african regional training in Zimbabwe

Coordinating the african regional training in Zimbabwe

By Kerry Hargadon, trainer The 8-day Camp Coordinator Training took place from 23-30 January 2022 at Fambidzanai Permaculture Centre near Harare, Zimbabwe. Participants were 27 current and future camp coordinators and group leaders from 7 African countries, who were able to explore and deepen their understandings of their roles. Sessions covered topics including conflict resolution, understanding group dynamics, using nonviolent communication, and creating a safe space for participants. Participants engaged meaningfully in the learning process and embraced non formal education methods such as role play, dynamic activities, group presentations, and individual reflection. Participants felt that In addition, the training went...

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Sembrant aprenentatges amb Gaia Kosovo

Sembrant aprenentatges amb Gaia Kosovo

Per Marta Carol A mitjans de setembre i en plena lluna creixent, ens reuníem al petit poble de Humilsâni, a la regió d’Hercegovina, per iniciar el training en permacultura social, com a continuació del projecte “Permaculture as a Path to Peace” impulsat per Gaia Kosovo SCI.

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