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Cisv Cote D'ivoire Charity Profile
Childrenís International Summer Villages (CISV) is an independent, non-political, volunteer organization promoting peace education and cross - cultural friendship.
CISV is a unique youth exchange organization. CISV evolved from a firm conviction that lasting peace is possible if individuals and groups can learn to live together as friends. For CISV, the key to making this vision a reality, was to start working with children and youth.
CISV provides a range of unique, educational group activities, which develop cross-cultural understanding in children and youth from around the world. By encouraging respect for cultural differences and the development of self-awareness, CISV empowers each participant to incorporate these values into their lives as they become global citizens and strive for a more peaceful world.CISV is a international volunteer organization and has no religious or political affliations. You will find CISV chapters in over 50 countries... CISVís purpose is to prepare individuals to become active and contributing members of a peaceful society. CISV endeavours to stimulate the lifelong development of amicable relationships, effective communication skills, cooperative abilities, and appropriate leadership towards a just and fair world. CISV volunteer programmes and activities are planned to promote personal, cultural, intercultural, and international learning. This enables individuals to develop awareness of, and positive attitudes towards others, and the skills and knowledge to live, work and play with them, irrespective of cultural background. Through participation, individuals come to better understand themselves and their own culture as well as others and their cultures. CISV offers opportunities for interested children, young people, adults and families to explore relevant themes through independent, short term, non - formal educational activities organized in international, national and local contexts. These may be in either residential or non - residential settings and are offered to qualified participants irrespective of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, political affiliation, socio - economic background, or distinction of any other kind.