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The Peace Education Youth Exchange.

The Peace Education Youth Exchange.

Hello, We are coming close to an end now with our project, and  with the book in our hands its just some finishing up  and little tasks such as promoting the book that needs to be done. We are very happy that you have followed us on this journey and we hope that you will...
Why should CISVers work more with LMOs?

Why should CISVers work more with LMOs?

As CISVers we have an incredible opportunity to make an impact outside of  CISV camps. We learn incredibly much, and it is a waste if it is not brought out ‘there’ to more people in our local communities. In Colombia for example, one of our main tasks besides the book project and our toolbox is...
Conflicts in your city?

Conflicts in your city?

As part of our research, we have been studying different levels of conflict, what are their causes and possible consequences. I live in a 8’000.000 peoples city, once called the Athens of America. I truly love my city – its full of life and warmness. Of course every place has good memories, and I have...
From conflict (prejudice) to peace (breaking prejudice) by Keonhi Son

From conflict (prejudice) to peace (breaking prejudice) by Keonhi Son

What do I think about Germany? Cold people, funny language, and punctual freaks! Inside of Europe it is so common to have prejudice against each other. I did backpacking travel in several European contries six monthes two years ago, mainly concentrated to Southern European countries. It was my first travel experience so that I feel...
Last days of an amazing journey in Norway

Last days of an amazing journey in Norway

Moving to another city, sharing experiences with new people and walk on different sideways. These were just some of the common things that happened from August until December to David and Me. Thinking about all the moments we spent in Norway, the activities we planned and in general all the laughs is a little bit...
Colombian Christmas!

Colombian Christmas!

A couple of weeks ago, we had the gingerbread-house-activity. It was great to experience a typical Norwegian christmas tradition. But in Colombia we also have our traditions. With David, I decided that it was time to show Norway and CISV-Hordaland members what christmas is like in Colombia. To make it simple we made Buñuelos and...
So, christmas is coming!

So, christmas is coming!

Last weekend we joined kids and leaders from CISV and started preparing for the christmas season. In Bergen during christmas season they make a Gingerbread Town, that is claimed to be the largest one in the world. This has been a tradition for this city since 1991, there is always thousands of contributors, including kindergardens, schools, companies and individuals....
Norway in a Nutshell

Norway in a Nutshell

Hei hei! An important part of this project is based on the cultural experience and exchange, looking forward to accomplish this, yesterday we took a wonderful trip called Norway in a Nutshell, a longer but nicer way to go from Bergen to Oslo. We took trains, a bus and a boat for a total of...
3, 2, 1, ACTION!

3, 2, 1, ACTION!

As you might already know, a couple of weeks ago we had Verden i Bergen, a great mosaic project where we spent some days with kids from a refugee asylum and other local youths. Since we had great success with a positive and direct impact, I’ve been wondering why don’t we have more Mosaic projects in...
Colombia, history that should be history

Colombia, history that should be history

 A brief introduction to the Colombian conflict and the way I understand it. I am 23 years old and I come from a country known for its violence. Here the drug dealings became the most important source of money, and the society became afraid to walk in the street. Unfortunately, I cannot deny that Colombia...
Jirafas and EVS’ers in support of peace one day

Jirafas and EVS’ers in support of peace one day

Last Sunday we were in Oslo to host a Peace one Day event. We did this together with Fiocco and Asia, members of the European Volunteer Service. This year they are working for CISV Norge at the peace house in Oslo. The six of us had an amazing Sunday with the people in Oslo. We...