Asylum seeker Ter Dennen Centre

Hello, I’m Fanny and I’m 28 years old. I did a volunteering  for two weeks last august in this refugee centre, organizing activities for children from the families we lived with. When I was on the way I thought it would be difficult, and more when it is the first time you do something like…

IIWC of PKBI: Street Literacy Camp 2017

My name is Mara Melão, I’m a 24 year old student living in Lisbon, Portugal and I’m a volunteer in the Street Literacy Camp! This was my first time as an international volunteer and experienced this many cultural contrasts, and the first time I realized how many children live with so little access to education….

Workcamps in Kosovo – a summer opportunity you cannot miss…

In July and August, GAIA, the SCI branch in Kosovo, is offering three diverse but extremely compelling workcamps. There is something for everybody: If you want to experience traditional lifestyle, escape from civilization, (no internet, electricity or running water) and explore different views on life, the universe and religion than you should join the monks…

My EVS in Albania: helping instill values

The world faces a huge, often seemingly insurmountable range of problems. Whether these be economic, social or otherwise, people with the fewest resources and opportunities always bear the brunt of their impact. Values such as solidarity, interculturalism and active citizenship are of paramount importance in solving these issues, building peace, prosperity and making the future…

Mike in Sri Lanka

It rained last night – when I say it rained it rained like you think it is never going to stop. January and February should have been the rainy season, but it didn’t, – rain that is. I was showing someone in my English Conversation class a picture I’d taken that day of the Hindu…

Volunteer’s diary in Blue Rose school

Dear whoever it’s you, Surrounded by monkeys, dogs, birds all kind of bugs & the most beautiful nature I’ve spent one of the most unforgettable weeks of my life. I can’t say (well write up) much because words could never help me experience the feelings I have inside one look, one song, one smile ……

With love from Sri Lanka

Dear SCI, Wow! It has been two amazing months here and I have been surrounded by so sweet and open hearted people, who have made my daily life so fantastic. Right from the beginning you took so good care of us and SCI became really quickly like a nice and joyful home. I have experienced…