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Bullying

Bullying

Bullying is something that I feel pops up every once in a while in media; people have committed suicide, kids that have only had one person attend their birthday parties, internet “trolls” are  threatening bloggers, there have been appeals against bullying and even the king in Norway in his new years speech devoted a lot...
Nonviolent Communication a Brief Introduction

Nonviolent Communication a Brief Introduction

A brief introduction to Nonviolent Communication by our inspiration and source Marshall Rosenberg.
Preparing for mini-camp in Medellín.

Preparing for mini-camp in Medellín.

Hello, everyone. Can you believe it? We have actually been in Colombia for three weeks already. Time has gone so fast! In two weeks we will attend our first mini-camp here in Medellín. And unlike what I feel happened sometimes in Norway, here in Colombia they prepare very well! We were well over 15 Jr.leaders,...
A recap of our Norway-adventure.

A recap of our Norway-adventure.

So, we did a lot of things in Norway and some of them we managed to capture on film, we have therefore put together a little video for you to see. Also don’t forget that if you are between 21 and 27 years old from Norway or Colombia you still have the chance to apply...
Declaration on the Right to Development, Universal?

Declaration on the Right to Development, Universal?

In December 1986 the UN general assembly established the Declaration on Right to Development. Article one goes as following: “The right to development is an inalienable human right by virtue of which every human person and all peoples are entitled to participate in, contribute to, and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development, in which...
Verden på Stord!

Verden på Stord!

So last weekend we had an amazing trip to Stord, which is an island 2 hours away from Bergen. Our purpose to be in Stord was because we were leaders at a Mosaic-project similar to Verden i Bergen (See more here and here). This was off course much smaller than what we did in Bergen, because...
Last Weekend: Mini-Camp in Romarheim

Last Weekend: Mini-Camp in Romarheim

Hello Everyone!   Last weekend we went to Romarheim to attend a mini-camp hosted by CISV- Nordhordland. We where around 40 people at the camp. This was really nice, and it was fun to have that many kids there. We got to play tons of games such as capture the flag, fax machine, Micky mouse game etc....
Happy 25th Birthday Child Convention!!!

Happy 25th Birthday Child Convention!!!

Today marks the anniversary of the Child Convention (CRC). Exactly 25 years ago in New York the CRC was written down securing children all over the world what they are entitled to. And it seems that the well being of children is universally accepted, as it is the most widely ratified convention. However, we should not...
Conflicts at work – How can you solve them using the giraffe-language?

Conflicts at work – How can you solve them using the giraffe-language?

A conflict can consume the parts involved making them think about it all the time. This will affect their work, and make the work environment unhealthy. A conflict might be about a little thing, but for those it involves it is dead serious. Conflicts at work are, however, unavoidable – bound to happen. A conflict...
My heart is on fire! Not.

My heart is on fire! Not.

As emphasised in earlier blog posts a part of this project is also the cultural exchange. So last week Sigrid and I made the Colombians try all sorts of Norwegian food we knew they had not tried. One of these things was rømmegrøt! And as Juanda briefly said: I dont like it! Besides trying out...
Peace Trumps and Fall Meeting!

Peace Trumps and Fall Meeting!

 This month Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize ”for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education”. The Nobel Peace Price is an international prize that has been given out every year since 1901. The Norwegian Nobel Committee follows the...
Mini-camp in Os

Mini-camp in Os

This weekend two of the Jirafas (May and David) went to Os to participate in their mini-camp. Hordaland is the biggest CISV-chapter in Norway with six smaller local chapters. Every month some of these local chapters host mini-trips (11-13 years) and midi-trips (13-15). This is for new members to get to know CISV, and for...