Journeys to a better society – Exploring ways to help – II
Climate for Peace Programme:
Description: This is a replication of last year successful Workcamp – hence we have the ( II ), The camp covers 3 exciting events and will provide an excellent opportunity for the Volunteers to appreciate our Community and Way of Life better by participating in 1st - an SCI initiated Peace Run where over 300 disabled joined 1000 over able participants in our Annual Run, 2nd work at an Organic Farm – part of our support for the Green Community and Sustainable Living, and 3rd – visit a home for the Disabled, interact with the residents there and paint part of the walls. The activities at the Farm and Home may be adjusted appropriately to their need then
Type of Work: Type of Work: 1st – the Peace Run – you are encouraged to participate in the 6km Run, or help out in the organising of the event. We plan to give an International Presentation if possible. 2nd – at the Organic Farm – work at least 6 hrs for 3 days at the farm as farm-hand . 3rd – at the home for the Disabled – interact with the people with disabilities, help paint the wall.
Volunteers are expected to help in the upkeep of the place of residence and work-place, and in the day to day cooking,
Study Theme: Every evening there will be time for Reflection and sharing of one’s experience. Talks, Dialogue and Discussion Sessions on Peace will be held. Sightseeing to several of the popular and significant sites will be arranged. Penang is listed as on the UNESCO Heritage City. Malaysia though a secular country with Islam as their official religion has an interesting model of moderation and development in lifestyle, infrastructure and economy
Accommodation: Accommodation: Basic accommodation with adequate facility for available. Volunteers may stay in a hostel while at the Farm. It is highly recommended to bring a light blanket or sleeping bag and toiletries with you.
No Wifi however, one may subscribe to the many mobile network. We strongly urge participants refrain from playing with e-games or engaged in chat-groups during our Study Group Discussion and Reflection time.
Requirements: Interested in volunteering and community services. Willing to learn, share and interact with people from different communities. Ability to adjust to the intercultural expectations of the community especially dressing at place of worships.
Approximate Location: This work camp will be held in Penang which is better known as the Pearl of the Orient.
Penang, it's capital George Town, is an Island located on the North West of Malaysia. It is also rated as having one of the best hawker stalls in the world. The 46 km round the island offers modernity, yester year uniqueness and nature. An opportunity to serve and understand the local culture, visit tourist sites, savour world class food at affordable price.
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