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Leaving on a Jet Plane – get the ebook

Leaving on a Jet Plane – get the ebook

Now online! We are so happy because now our book is also available online and easily accessible for everyone!  Leaving on a Jet Plane is the fourth and last release in the CISV Peace Education Series, following The Lunchbox (about sustainable development),  Bowl of Rights (about human rights) and The Kaleidoscope (about diversity). This is a useful resource for participants of educational programmes and everyone who...
Leaving on a Jet Plane - A journey through Conflict and Resolution

Leaving on a Jet Plane – A journey through Conflict and Resolution

After ten months of hard work the book has finally become alive, and it is with great excitement that we introduce to you Leaving on a Jet Plane – a Journey through Conflict and Resolution. In Leaving on a Jet Plane – A Journey through Conflict and Resolution we will take you on a journey through the...
Celebrating Norways National Day in Colombia.

Celebrating Norways National Day in Colombia.

The 17th of May is a huge day of celebration for Norwegians. In Norway all the streets get filled up with people wearing traditional costumes called ‘bunad’ and we walk in a parade with music and eat lots of ice cream, cake and hot dogs. Sounds weird, but its lots and lots of fun! This...
A closer look at: conflict styles.

A closer look at: conflict styles.

When we are in a conflict we tend to react very differently. This all depends on the personality and what kind of conflict it is. Also,  you might not react the same with a boss as you would a friend, or maybe you were very hungry one day and the mood was not the best. In this little blog...
Things I find weird, but interesting in Colombia.

Things I find weird, but interesting in Colombia.

I have been in Colombia for over three months now, and I totally love it here! Such an amazing place, too much to see and explore, so many nice people and awesome food! However, there are some things that find a little, how to put it… weird? I guess being used to one way from Norway,...
Visit from the cold north!

Visit from the cold north!

Last week we got a visit from our super-leader Andreas or el patron as we call him, Jonas from the board and our coordinator Inger-Berit! It was really nice to be able to work with them and show them around in Medellín. Here are some pics!    Mister Boss-Man himself. We took the famous metro...
A closer look at: Active Listening.

A closer look at: Active Listening.

Active Listening is an important skill to have if you are in a conflict, but also in everyday life. By active listening we mean that you actually listen – and not just think of something else or play on your phone while someone is talking. Active listening means that you listen with all your senses, and...
A closer look at: Empathy.

A closer look at: Empathy.

Within conflict resolution empathy is an important ability to have. Empathy is said to be the ability to feel what others feel, and to see the world from others perspective. You might have heard about ‘stepping into someone else shoes’? This is very important because it enables us to learn and understand why others might...
THE JIRAFA TOOLBOX!

THE JIRAFA TOOLBOX!

The Jirafa – Toolbox is now out on CISV-International web page! This toolbox consists of 11 activities that will help you become a better conflict solver. Here is a video we created where you can learn more about what the toolbox is and why we created it!   Here you can download the Jirafa Toolbox in...
Future Goals for Development – Post 2015

Future Goals for Development – Post 2015

In September 2000 – at the Millennium Summit, world leaders sat down to discuss the role of the United Nations and the turn to the 21st century. As you can see in this short video eight goals with several smaller indicators and targets where created. These goals provided a blueprint for action, and the date...
5 about conflict and how to handle them.

5 about conflict and how to handle them.

We asked five people 1) What is conflict and 2) How would you handle conflicts.                
Lets talk about Colombian FOOD!

Lets talk about Colombian FOOD!

I love food – I guess I am this group biggest snack person who thinks a little to much about food – but that is because food in Colombia is ‘muy deliciosa’. Food is something that is unique in every culture. In Norway we are used to eat a lot of bread, whereas in Medellin-Colombia...