The new CISV International official website is live! Visit https://cisv.org to check it out. If you are a regular site visitor, make sure you clear your browser history first.
Seminar Camp for these two young ladies! Tara and Simonne will be at Seminar together in Victoria, Australia. Have Fun!
Farewell to Callum! Callum is off to Costa Rica as a JC at Village. We hope you have an amazing time and we wish you safe travels.
Hello Perth CISVers! We are thrilled to announce that Chloe Tarbox will be our Local Junior Representative for 2018! Look forward to her new bringing fresh new ideas in the new year. We'd like to take this oppurtunity to thank Callum (the outgoing LJR) for his hard work this year, and to also thank the other nominees for taking part in the election process. ... See more
Hello Perth, It's that time of year again! Time to vote for your new Local Junior Representative, each nominee has written a short paragraph on what they feel they can bring to the position. You can vote via the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/ijfekNK8aThK8zZx2 As always you can only vote once and only votes from active Perth JBers will be counted, the election will close at 12:00pm boxing day, so get your votes in fast! ... See more
ANZAC camp is underway! 33 Junior Branch members from Australia and New Zealand are enjoying their neighbourhood meeting in a coastal campsite south of Perth. We have had cooler weather and even some rain, just to make the Victorians and NZers feel at home ... See more
We are excited to present a beautiful new video from our partner, momondo, following the experiences of children learning together at a CISV village in Sao Paulo. With our help, momondo has also created two free school activities based on activities at CISV camps. Learn more at momondo.co.uk/letsopenourworld and cisv.org. ... See more
Just a reminder that Super Sunday is on next weekend, October 15th! 2pm-5pm at the Perry Lakes YMCC Hockey Club! Younger members of the Junior Branch are highly encouraged to come on down and help run some activities and get some more leadership experience! ... See more
Registration for Mini-Camp is now open!! Date: Friday 15th September (7:00 p.m.) to Sunday 17th September (10am) Where: Ern Halliday Recreation Camp, Whitfords Ave, Hillarys (Spinnaker Dorms) A minicamp is very similar to an international CISV programme but on a smaller scale. It is an opportunity for all CISVers (including newbies that have never been to anything) to come together and have an awesome weekend of fun, interacting with people from all over Perth, discussing the world around us and best of all, HAVING A WHOLE LOT OF FUN!" At the heart of everything we do is friendship, in line with our founding belief that peace is possible through friendship and mutual understanding. Camp activities are planned and run by the Junior Branch, who are all experienced CISVers aged 15+ The camp activities are supported by adult leaders aged 21+ who all have a working with children check. Registration information has been emailed to everyone on our email list. If you are not on our list, or missed this email, let us know at email@example.com Please register by Wednesday the 13th of September ... See more
Lots of opportunities to get involved in our latest newsletter... check it out! http://mailchi.mp/5aae1ec59cdb/happy-385029
We are looking for one lucky young person to attend a Youth Meeting in Hong Kong! Message us for application details 🌏
It doesn’t take much to be kind...
"I've got a present for you Dave!" Jacob, 7, is doing something amazing for homeless people. (via BBC Essex)
Want to know how we got started? Check out this article! https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2018/02/28/our-history-cisv-camps-promoted-world-peace-through-/381352002/
Dr. Doris Twitchell Allen started the Children's International Summer Villages camps for international children to promote world peace.
This amazing young woman came out to our recent Seminar Camp for our LMO Day to share her experience with us. We can't thank her enough!
Since landing on Australian soil, Rocky has been aiming high and achieving the goals she has set for herself. “I’m from Afghanistan but was born in Iran. My family of 10 and I lived in a city named Shiraz. I was happy living there. I had many friends who were like my siblings. My childhood made me imagine, dream and create a passion within myself. Today I'm working towards achieving those goals and making my imagination and dreams come true.” Roghayeh 'Rocky' Sadeghi and her family came to Australia in 2012, they live in Norlane. “Although I couldn't go to school until the age of 10, I had a big passion towards school and learning. “My biggest role model is my mother, not only because of her kindness, selflessness and caring heart but also because of how hard working and resilient she is and how no matter what challenge comes her way, she still stands strong and looks after her big family all on her own. Amongst many achievements, Rocky was a member of the 2016/2017 Victorian Student Representative Council (SRC) Executive, “a group of 15 young and passionate students working hard towards a better education system and to create a positive change in Victoria.” In 2017 she was a VicSRC ambassador. Rocky is also a member of the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY)), a foundation that aims to create a more culturally inclusive environment and to educate others through stories and experiences. “I’ve been fortunate enough to have other leadership roles during my time in Australia and have achieved awards such as the Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award, the Richard Marles MP Leadership Award and Geelong Young Leaders Award. We asked Rocky what she sees for herself in the future. “In the future I see myself studying law at Monash University and learning new lifestyle skills. I plan to be continuing to fights for the things I'm passionate about, things such as student voice, the rights of the LGBTQI+ community, Gender Equality, rights of refugees, Asylum Seekers and all those in need. “I think living in #Geelong is the reason why I’m so passionate about a lot of issues because I know that multiculturalism is all around and valued. The mood is so positive here, and I think others need to experience what we experience. I love living in Geelong and I hope to be living here later in life as well.” Story and photo: Brandon Dellow Go to www.humansingeelong.com to catch up on all our stories. Save the date, Sunday 7th October #humansingeelongexpo2018 Deakin University Waterfront Campus ... See more
Mini camp is the perfect opportunity to gain the attitudes, skills, knowledge and spirit of CISV (and, of course, catch up with all your CISV friends!) This mini camp will be run with parts being just a JB Program for the attendees aged 12+ as well as a super awesome program for the 9-11 year olds. This altered program will mean some activities will be held separate to each other. This mini camp is compulsory returning end of year program delegates. Registrations open closer to the date. WHO: Anyone interested aged 9 and above (spaces are limited) WHERE: Eumeralla Scout Camp, Anglesea WHEN: Drop off 6pm on Friday 12 noon pick up on Sunday COST: $110 non-members ($90 for current members) Additional family members of those holding a current CISV family membership cost only $60 each! **Full amount must be paid prior to attending** WHAT TO BRING: - Sleeping Bag - Pillow - Towel and toiletries - Clothes - Rain/Warm jacket - Torch - Snacks to share - Interested friends! CONTACT: Heath - 0423644195 - firstname.lastname@example.org ... See more
Mini camp is the perfect opportunity to gain the attitudes, skills, knowledge and spirit of CISV (and, of course, catch up with all your CISV friends!) This mini camp will be run with parts being just a JB Program for the attendees aged 12+ as well as a super awesome program for the 9-11 year olds. This altered program will mean some activities will be held separate to each other. This mini camp is compulsory for end of year returning delegates and for mid year program delegates. Register here: https://www.trybooking.com/UULP WHO: Anyone interested aged 9 and above (spaces are limited) WHERE: The Summit WHEN: Drop off 6pm on Friday 12 noon pick up on Sunday COST: $110 non-members ($90 for current members) Additional family members of those holding a current CISV family membership cost only $60 each! **Full amount must be paid prior to attending** WHAT TO BRING: - Sleeping Bag - Pillow - Towel and toiletries - Clothes - Rain jacket - Torch - Snacks to share - Interested friends! CONTACT: Heath - 0423644195 - email@example.com ... See more
It's a new year! See what we have planned for 2018 in our first newsletter of the year... http://mailchi.mp/b19e8e0fcf01/happy-2018
We are still looking for delegates to fill positions to a number of programs this year!Apply now Program descriptions can be found on our website.
We are very pleased to announce that CISV Sydney is back and raring to go for 2018! What better day to announce this than today, International Day of Peace! Keep your eye out for updates and opportunities. If you’d like to be added to our mailing list send an email to Sydney@au.cisv.org In the meantime check out the video produced by UNESCO on their 2018 #together campaign. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQYtzzD6Ox4&feature=youtu.be ... See more
The Secretary-General launched the TOGETHER campaign at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September: All 193 Member States of the United Nations ...
#mycisvstory We come from all walks of life and get involved with CISV in so many different ways - it all helps to provide leadership opportunities in our local communities. Thanks Max for all your hard work over the years! ... See more
My CISV life started in 2000 when I was 21. I took four 13 year olds to a Summer Camp and came home as a different person. I couldn't imagine how much that event would impact my whole life. Since then, I have participated in 12 international camps, in more than 20 international meetings and in countless national events, taking on different roles within the organization. The highest moment was when, with a restricted but incredibly talented group of people (that I still call my "CISV family"), we reformed the Summer Camp Programme and created the Step Up as we all know it today. In 2006 I met my wife in a CISV camp in Canada and a few years later our first child was born. He already knows every CISV song by heart and can't wait to go to a camp and see where it all started. Max Crudeli – Governing Board Member Check out our new video and start your CISV story! https://youtu.be/Pp2Uj-8SYj4 Every #CISV story has a beginning. How will your story start? #myCISVstory ... See more
We still have spaces available in this year's International People's Projects! What are you waiting to take part in one of this amazing #IPP? Check out the link to find out more about this!
#myCISVstory started in 1994 when I begged my mum to drive me through the snow in Hull, Great Britain to attend an information night about a camp with kids from all over the world. 22 years later I’m thinking of all the people I’ve met and the challenges CISV has brought into my life and it’s just incredible. I’m now living in Australia working with my husband to build a Chapter here in Sydney, yes, he’s a CISVer originally from Egypt, so we really took “Building Global Friendship” seriously! I thank CISV for the life it has brought me and for the people I have met and worked with along the way. If anyone out there has family and friends living in Sydney, you should tell them to get in touch – Sydney@au.cisv.org and hopefully we can help them start their CISV adventure! Emma Powell - Risk Management Regional Coordinator Asia Pacific Something exciting is coming soon! We all have a great CISV story to share. What's yours? #myCISVstory ... See more
My love for CISV started after my daughter returned from her Village in the USA in 1984. Her wonderful experience inspired us all to become a CISV family and take part in CISV activities Locally, Nationally and Internationally. At the age of 50 I took four 11 year old children to a Village in Perth, Australia—an unforgettable experience. In 1995 I had the honour of being elected President of CISV International and held that position for six years. I then had the privilege of meeting and talking to Doris Allen and hearing her give a very inspirational speech. I feel what little I have given to CISV has enriched my life more than I could ever explain and I now have CISV friends all over the world. David Lister – Former CISV International President Something exciting is coming soon! We all have a great CISV story to share. What's yours? #myCISVstory ... See more
Morning CISV Sydney! We're all set up in centennial Park! We posted a map earlier so you can see where we are! We know the weather is slightly miserable, we have a canopy for us to squeeze under to stay dry! Make Doris Allen proud and join us in the rain! 😀 ... See more
Good morning CISVers! :) Looking forward to meeting you today. We've attached where we'll be, just in case you can't find it just when you need it! See you soon. CISV Sydney