Service Civil International
Service Civil International (SCI) is one of the world's largest international volunteering organisations dedicated to promoting a culture of peace through the organisation and coordination of voluntary projects all over the world. SCI has been organising international voluntary projects since 1920.
The historical archives of SCI in the Bibliothèque de la Ville La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland) provides an extensive documentation on international volunteering for peace.
Posted by Philipp Rodriguez on Aug 31, 2005
50 years ago started the frist SCI workcamp in Warsaw in cooperation with World Federation of Democratic Youth*. In SCI publication this workcamp is often considered as "the beginning" of the East West exchange in our organisation.
Posted by Philipp Rodriguez on Aug 8, 2005
Today I got a picture for archives, which gives me finally a link to a name, which I know already for a long time: Marcus Jucker.
Posted by Philipp Rodriguez on Jul 5, 2005
I found by chance on internet the thesis of Thomas Möckli about the foundation of the first private organisation for development co-operation in Switzerland called today 'Helvetas' in 1955, which was 50 years ago.
Posted by Philipp Rodriguez on Jun 20, 2005
Today, there was a request for details about the life of Simone Chaumet. There's is a chance that she will be commemorated in Israel as she saved the life jewish children during WWII in France. Recently a commemorative plaque was installed on the Col du Fanget.
Posted by Bertram Schröter on Sep 26, 2003
Das Logo des SCI entwickelte sich aus einem SCI-Abzeichen,welches aus den 1920er-Jahren stammt und bis etwa 1950 weite Verbreitung fand.