CISV for over 50 years “ . . . the ultimate source for peace, long range, lay with the children. ” Dr. Doris T. Allen, founder of CISV Information Night Agenda > Introduction to CISV > Review of Programs Offered by CISV – Villages – Interchange – Summer Camp – Others – Junior Branch – Local Work. > Why Participate? > Deadlines, contacts, next step CISV – A Unique Organization “Even brief exposure to > Educational a different culture may > Run almost entirely by volunteers stimulate a lifelong > Youth organization offering intercultural interest in programmes for different age groups, events in starting from 11 that country and its > Promoting peace education and cross- region” cultural friendship 1998 American > Based on years of research and firm Council: “Educating for educational principles Global Competence” > Independent and non-political > Not for profit > Participatory status with Council of Europe Our Goals “Habits of attitude and action CISV is committed to: take root in early 1. providing an opportunity for individuals to years.” learn by experience to live amicably with Dr. Doris T. Allen, UNESCO others irrespective of cultural background; proposal 2. contributing through research to a science of international relations and non-violent conflict resolution; 3. cooperating with other organizations having similar purposes. CISV History “We must start with the > CISV was conceived in 1946 by founder Dr. children” Doris Allen, a psychologist at the University of Dr. Doris T. Allen Cincinnati (USA) > She believed that lasting peace would be possible if individuals and groups from different nations could learn to live together as friends > The key was to start working with children and youth > The very first Children‟s International Summer Village took place in Cincinnati, USA in 1951 Unique Intercultural Programmes “Exchanges use education and experience to > A range of CISV International programmes build ties” suitable for different age groups Alliance for International Education 1. Village (11 years) And Cultural Exchange 2. Interchange (12-15) 3. International Summer Camp (13-15) 4. Seminar Camp (17-18) 5. International Youth Meeting (11-19+) 6. International People‟s Project (19+) > Local programmes in Waterloo Region to involve people of all ages 1. Local Work (all ages) 2. Junior Branch (11-25) Learning by Doing “People learn more > Experiential education approach – the effectively by doing opportunity to learn from direct experience things themselves. Experiences > Programmes are interactive, action - should be oriented, sensitive to cultural variation, direct, not second- multi - lingual and – fun! hand.” Dr. Doris T. Allen, UNESCO proposal > Participant and facilitator share responsibility for learning > Cooperation rather than competition Since 1951… “By bringing young people together in > From one to six different types of international a spirit of tolerance and activity understanding, we help > From one village to around 180 international lay the foundation for programmes a year a peaceful tomorrow.” > Almost 4700 international activities UN Secretary General Kofi > Over 177,000 participants Annan’s greeting to > Thousands more have participated in local CISV’s Seoul Symposium, programmes 2000 > East-West exchanges, even during the Cold War > International Educational Symposia and training workshops around the world > A network of dedicated and diverse volunteers, linked by their common goals and values 1951 - 2001 CISV Today > Affiliates in over 60 countries and 200 communities globally > Each year approximately 7,000 people participate in international activities > CISV global membership is over 40,000 > A multinational network of youth, adults and families > A model of international dialogue, decision-making and cooperation CISV World-Wide . . .full members in 49 countries Argentina Costa Rica Germany Israel Netherlands Thailand Australia Czech Republic Great Britain Italy New Zealand Turkey Austria Denmark Greece Japan Norway Uruguay Belgium Ecuador Guatemala Jordan Philippines USA Brazil Egypt Honduras Korea Portugal Bulgaria El Salvador Hungary Latvia Slovakia Canada Faroe Isles Iceland Lebanon Spain Chile Finland India Luxembourg Sweden Colombia France Indonesia Mexico Switzerland CISV World-Wide . . .and still growing CISV‟s 18 Promotional Associations are in: Algeria Lithuania Peru Slovenia China Malaysia Poland Ukraine Estonia Mali Romania Vietnam Greenland Mongolia Russia Kenya Palau Singapore Impact of CISV… …based on our longitudinal research “. . .CISV gave me a confidence > over 95% of the respondents felt that their in meeting other CISV participation had been influential in people. . . and a faith – developing their awareness of other people and that we could find different cultures; or common ground. It’s – creating favourable attitudes towards people also given me empathy who may have initially seemed to be „different‟ for people dealing with my culture > 75% felt participation in CISV had here at home.” developed leadership and cooperative A research abilities respondent > 95% agreed that CISV had provided “something that I would never have learned at school” Impact of CISV… …based on our longitudinal research “CISV gave me the possibility to > 35% of respondents had taken additional open myself to other people, to language courses understand other points > A great majority of respondents felt that of view, to dream, to believe in CISV participation had influenced myself and other – their friendships; and people.” – the development of cross cultural A research respondent communication skills > CISV participants typically continue in education for several years after the compulsory age Village “We must > Age group: 11 start with the > Participants: children” – Delegations from 12 countries Dr. Doris T. Allen 2 girls, 2 boys and an adult leader (21+) – 6 Junior Counsellors (age 16-17) – 5 adult staff > Programme: – unique international camp – the original CISV programme and still its flagship – a multi - language experience – mix of educational, cultural and sporting activities, – emphasises cooperative global and intercultural living. > Duration: 28 days A Typical Village Day “Fantasy land”, Time Activity running 8:00 am Wake up games, 8:20 am Flag time “National Nights”, 8:30 am Breakfast then Cleaning cooperation 10:00 am Activity period I games, 10:45 am Activity period II kitchen 11:45 am Free time duty… 12:30 pm Lunch (Shop open, rest period) Typical camp activities 14:15 pm Activity period III 15:15 pm Activity period IV 16:30 pm Free time (Leaders’ meeting and programme planning) 17:45 pm Dinner 18:30 pm Delegation time 19:30 pm Evening programme (Flag time) 21:00 pm Snack time 21:30 pm Bedtime 22:00 pm Good night, lights out Village Programme Goals > To help participants to learn to understand and appreciate different cultures > Educational, cultural and sporting activities emphasising cooperative intercultural living > 11-year old children still open and receptive to new experiences > Provide an experience in active co-existence – by creating a model society – where participants can learn to consider and cooperate with others in activities and practical work > Provide the opportunity to participate creatively in decision making Interchange “Exchange programs > Age range: 12-15 broaden mutual > Participants: respect and – Delegations from two countries understandin g – 6 to12 young delegates + an adult leader (21+) and advance productive > Programme: cooperation” – Encourages a deeper understanding of another Alliance for culture International Education – By enabling young people to live as family And Cultural members Exchange – Group activities also included – Single sex Interchanges possible when culturally appropriate > Duration: 2 to 4 weeks over 1 or 2 years A Typical Interchange Calendar Interchange has no Day Activity typical day – the theme Sat Arrival and agenda Sun Family time and welcome party are determined Mon Family time by the Tue Mini Camp leaders, delegates Wed Mini Camp and parents Thu Mini Camp of the hosting Fri Family weekend chapter. All Sat Family weekend activities emphasize Sun Family weekend learning by Mon Group activity doing. Tue Group activity Wed Group activity, National Evening and delegation time Thu Family time Fri Family (time to say good bye to the family) Farewell Party Sat Departure International Youth Meeting > Age range: 12-13 and 16-18 > Participants: – Delegations from 5 countries – 6 young delegates + an adult leader (21+) > Programme: – Encourages leadership opportunities – Establishes and deepens global friendships and awareness – Group activities are designed and led by delegates with the help of leaders > Duration: 8 or 15 days International Summer Camp “. . .CISV had taught me tolerance, > Age range: 13-15 understanding, conversation > Participants: skills, stereotypes – Delegations from 6 or 9 countries we all posses…by – 4 to 6 delegates + an adult leader (21+) being aware of it. It made me a better > Programme: person.” – Delegates assume responsibility for planning and A former CISV conducting activities participant – Each camp focuses on a specific educational theme – Promote understanding of people from other cultures – Single gender camps possible when culturally appropriate > Duration: 3 weeks Summer Camp Goals > Help participants learn the value of consideration for and cooperation with their fellow campers > Encourage youth to take initiative towards leadership and programme responsibility > Overcome prejudices > Build self-confidence > Stimulate critical thinking Seminar Camp “Friendship often provides > Age range: 17-18 the significant > Participants: emotional event – 30 youth + 5 international staff members (21+) which makes the > Programme: CISV education – Actively conducted by participants experience – Participants encouraged to form opinions about permanent individual, international and intercultural matters ” A CISV Volunteer – Develops positive conflict resolution skills – Fosters an interest in the world as a whole > Duration: 3 weeks International People’s Project (IPP) > Age range: 19+ > Participants: 25 including staff (21+) > Programme: – a way to learn while actively contributing to the community – run in partnership with local organizations – hands-on work around a specific theme or project – delegates research the subject in their own countries – they lead and participate in educational activities on the topic > Duration: 3 weeks Goals of IPP > Give participants the opportunity – to become aware of challenges to society in a real life setting – to experience different ways of dealing with them > Conduct an international, politically non-biased project, in cooperation with partner organisations > Learn how participating nations deal with the chosen theme > Make a contribution to the life of a local community > Promote intercultural interaction and cooperation > Empower participants to use and develop their practical and inter-personal skills Junior Branch …youth involvement on all levels > Age range: 11-25 > For youth members of CISV, run by youth members of CISV > Between one and two activities per month > Opportunity at the local level to learn about CISV goals and philosophies such as the importance of cross cultural understanding and cooperation and make friendships with other local participants > Activities may be in the form of discussions, movies, games, excursions or guest speakers > Balance of educational activities, community involvement, social activities and family activities > Encourage everyone to come out! Village Programs for Waterloo Region for 2009 Summer Villages – 11 year olds (2 girls, 2 boys) (born between June 1, 1998 and August 31, 1999) - We will learn of the invitations our chapter will have in early November. These will be posted on our website. We emphasize, though, that the destination is not the experience – the Village is the experience More Programs for Waterloo Region for 2009 Interchange – 12/13 year olds (3-4 boys, 3-4 girls) (born between June 1, 1996 and August 31, 1997) –Waterloo-Austria (~2 weeks each, mid-July – –mid-Aug 2010) Summer Camp – 14 year olds (2 boys, 2 girls) (born between June 1, 1995 and August 31, 1996) –We will learn of our Summer Camp invitation in early November. Other Programs for Waterloo Region for 2009 Junior Counselors (born between June 1, 1992 and August 31, 1993) International Youth Meeting Details to follow – age ranges vary International People’s Project (1 position) (born before June 1, 1990) Costs? Travel to/from destination (approx. $2,000) Program Registration Costs (approx) Village - $800, Interchange - $500, Summer Camp - $1,100, JCs - $300, Seminar Camp $150) ¼ Leader’s travel costs (where applicable – approx. $500) Fee to join CISV ($50) Total: approx. $3,000, depending on the program Fundraising Lots of opportunity to offset cost!!!!! >Bingos (every 4 weeks = $30/event) >Chicken sales (2-3 times per year) >Gift certificate program (monthly) >Zehrs cards (ongoing) – $2 for every $100 sold Example: >Do 12 bingos, buy $250/week groceries per week = $620 fundraising account in one year = $1240 in two years (approx. ½ of the total costs) Next Steps Applications available on-line at www.cisvwaterloo.org (under Resources Section, Travel Documents) –Village, Interchange, Summer Camp –JCs, Seminar Camp, Leaders, IPP –Local chapter membership ($50/annum) Read the “Introduction to CISV Waterloo” document Completed Applications due: December 31, 2009 Selection Days for Village, Interchange and Summer Camp – January 23, 2009 (9:30-3:30), January 30 (9:30-12:00). Parents attend January 23 – 9:30-11:30 too! Leader applications and interviews ongoing Selection Decisions made on January 30 More Information! > Check out www.cisvwaterloo.org > Check out www.cisv.ca > Check out www.cisv.org > More information – please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website Join in . . . and make a difference!
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