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The latest issue of Asian Voices has been published today, the magazine that is prepared by volunteers in the Asia Pacific region, highlighting all the latest activities and projects. As part of the 12th issue, Wilbert Helsloot carried out an interview with Sathya, our EVS volunteer from India that joined the International Secretariat as part of the project Global Volunteer Action


International Secretariat staff and volunteers celebrate Sathya's birthday at the IS office, Antwerp, Belgium (2016)
 

A Climate for Peace camp experience can be a life changing event. You might fall in love with your surroundings, the experience of working with a local on community or even the sustainable recipes of the camp. The thoughts and emotions one goes through can set a course for a beautiful exchange with people you may not otherwise get the opportunity to meet. Hands on practical exchanges with fellow volunteers can truly make you see the wonderful side of life.

Campleader Training, VIA, Belgium (2016)

Soon to be campleaders all over the world are preparing and getting ready for the summer, when hundreds of workcamps will be taking place! Our EVS volunteers at the International Secretariat will have the chance to take part in a workcamp with our Flemish Branch, VIA Belgium. Here, Shane shares the story of his campleader training weekend.

"I arrived at Wereldwerf with 3 others choosing unanimously to walk the last few miles to the site of the VIA Campleader training weekend. Arriving in good time we met and greeted some of the other people we would be sharing this weekend with. After a cup of tea we started off talking and discussing upcoming events for the weekend. 

VIA Campleader TrainingThe soon to be campleaders at the training organised by SCI's Flemish Branch, Belgium. (May 2016)

We would like to express our condolences and show our solidarity to all those that have been affected by the recent natural disaster in Sri Lanka. Below we share the following message from our local branch. We will continue to bring you updates from SCI Sri Lanka and SCI volunteers as well as information on any additional workcamps that may be organised. 

Flooding Sri Lanka. Photograph: Ishara S Kodikara/AFP/Getty Flooding in Sri Lanka (18 May 2016). Photograph: Ishara S Kodikara/AFP/Getty

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: “A global celebration of sexual and gender diversities”

Why May 17?
May 17 has established itself as the single most important date for LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) communities to mobilise on a worldwide scale.


Photo used by the No Hate Speech Movement for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 2016)

 

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