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About Us

Service Civil International (SCI) is a volunteer organisation dedicated to promoting a culture of peace by organising international voluntary projects for people of all ages and backgrounds. The organisation consists of 45 branches and an ever growing number of partner organisations in 85 countries.

We believe that living and working together with people of different backgrounds helps volunteers to break down barriers and prejudices. It allows them to experience a world of mutual respect and understanding. In this sense, volunteering can be seen as a way of life, a demonstration of the possible reality of a peaceful and cooperative world.

 

Throughout the years SCI has also organized, coordinated and joined many international campaigns that aim at raising people's awareness about global and local issues related to peace, migration, climate justice, active citizenship, human rights, development education, volunteering and more.

            

                   

          

            

            

        

Our History

 SCI was founded by Pierre Ceresole, a Swiss engineer who established a peace and humanitarian movement in the aftermath of World War I and laid down the foundations of SCI in 1920.

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SCI Hong Kong joined the SCI international network in 2011. We have been organising a variety of volunteering projects include workcamp and we also have been organising seminars and training programs for volunteers from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau since 2006.

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SCI's vision is a world of peace; social justice and sustainable development, where all people live together with mutual respect and without recourse to any form of violence to solve conflict. 

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SCI's mission is to promote a culture of peace by organising international volunteering projects with local and global impact.

Apart from mission and vision SCI is being guided in all its activities by some core values. Every voluntary project, meeting, exchange or training has to be in line with these values:

            

Volunteering

 In the sense of acting out of self-initiative, without seeking material reward and for the benefit of civil society, as a method and a statement for social change, whilst never competing with paid labour nor seeking to contribute to strike-breaking.

Human Rights

Respect for individuals as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 

Respect for the Environment

 The ecosystem of which we are a part and on which we are dependent.

            

Empowerment

Providing people with means (knowledge, tools) to understand and act in order to transform the social, cultural and economic structures that affect their lives at all levels.

Non-Violence

 As a principle and a method.

            

Solidarity

International solidarity for a more just world and solidarity between human beings on all levels.

Inclusion

To be open and inclusive to all individuals who share the aims and objectives of the movement, without regard to gender, colour, religion, nationality, social status or political views and any other possible grounds for discrimination.

Cooperation

With local communities as well as other local, national and international actors to strengthen the positive potential within civil society as a whole.

            

          

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     Our Vision

Our Mission

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