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CH-SCI 7.52 SUIZA Hasliberg BE Manual / Restoration, renovation 07/08/2021 21/08/2021

Ecole d’Humanité spirit & renovation work (Hasliberg BE)

Camp code:

CH-SCI 7.52

Country:

Switzerland

Start Date:

07 Aug 2021

End Date:

21 Aug 2021

Topic:

7: Children and youth

Work Types:

Manual / Restoration, renovation

Number of volunteers:

10

International age:

18 - 99

National age:

18 - 99

Required Language:

English

Spoken Language:

English, German

Child friendly camp

Yes (Minimum age: 0)

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Description: “Ecole d'Humanité” is located in an alpine village between Interlaken and Lucerne. Surrounded by awe-inspiring peaks, the international village for living, learning, and growing is home to students and adults from around 20 different countries. During the work, you will support the maintenance and housekeeping team of the Ecole d'Humanité in preparing the school for the next school year.

Type of Work: Light handicraft work such as painting walls or furniture in our school rooms and other areas of our campus. You may also be asked to do repair or light cleaning (carpets, windows) work. The work will be done individually or in small groups. No previous work experience in the field of handicraft is needed for these tasks. You will be introduced to the tasks by an experienced teacher. Therefore, you can expect to learn something new!

Study Theme: A team member of the School will give you an interesting insight about the rich history of our school. In the early 20th century, the founders of our school had to flee the Nazis and came to Switzerland. Students of different cultural background live, learn and grow together in order to increase intercultural understanding. Their educational ideas were radical at that time but some are quite modern, still “progressive” and sustainable, “hands on” such as less consumption and a simple but creative, “DIY” life style in a tolerant, open and value based community.

Accommodation: Volunteers will live in simple double rooms with shared toilets and showers. Volunteers can use the laundry machines. There will be WIFI for volunteers. Every day, two volunteers will be responsible for preparing the food – you will get an introduction from our amazing and experienced chef to cook on the fire and learn to use the outdoor pizza oven.

Language: Local language is Swiss German.

Notes: There shall be a minimum number of 4 volunteers subscribed to let the workcamp happen - we give you an update as soon as this is reached.

Organization Description: ATTENTION! PLEASE READ OUR STATEMENT ABOUT THE SITUATION WITH COVID-19 AND WORCAMPS IN SWITZERLAND 2021 HERE: http://bit.ly/3c06lX9 --- SCI Switzerland is a non-profit organisation which promotes intercultural exchange, sustainable development and non-violent conflict resolution. It has been organizing workcamps and long-term exchanges for volunteers worldwide since 1920. Each year more than 100 volunteers from Switzerland engage in SCI projects abroad, while around 200 international volunteers participate in projects in Switzerland. SCI Switzerland is certified by the Intermundo quality label, which guarantees high quality standards in youth exchange. Swiss workcamps are mainly focused on the work with youth as well as in the area of environmental protection. That is why among SCI Switzerland`s values is also an environmentally friendly lifestyle in accordance with the ideas of sustainable development. Volunteers are encouraged to be eco-friendly, especially when travelling to Switzerland and during the projects. Before applying be aware of high travel costs within Switzerland and check prices on the railway website www.sbb.ch. A participation in the camp from the first until the last day is needed for reason of instruction and group dynamic.

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