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What is SCI?

Service Civil International (SCI) is an international volunteer organization which consists of 44 branches and a large number of partner organizations all over the world. Each branches has their own unique projects and is organizing work camps and long term volunteer projects. Through more than 300 work camps and volunteer works throughout the year, SCI aims to learn understand each other, respect difference of our culture and contribute to world peace.

Our Vision

Our vision is a world of peace; social justice and sustainable development, where all people live together with mutual respect and without recourse to any form of violence to solve conflict. Our mission is to promote a culture of peace by organizing international volunteering projects with local and global impact.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote a culture of peace by organizing international volunteering projects with local and global impact.

History

SCI International

Service Civil International was established by Pierre Cérésole, a Swiss engineer and a pacifist, in Europe in 1920, after the World War 1. He organized the first work camp in the village called Esnes-en-Argonne in Northern France to reconstruct the damaged village after the war and to be a symbol of reconciliation between France and Germany. People in the village gradually accepted their sincere apologies and strong will to bring peace in the world.

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SCI Japan

SCI was introduced to Japan in 1950 for the first time. A great number of young people went and participated in work camps as Long Term Volunteers(LTV) in India, Europe and Africa. They brought a wealth of knowledge and experience of SCI back to Japan and in 1958, the first work camp took place in Niijima Island of the Izu Island chain, Japan. The aim of project was to build a nursery there. Ever since, many work camps were held in slum areas and waste lands. In 1964, SCI Japan was approved as SCIʼs official branch by SCI International. We organize work camps and various projects, and receive and send volunteers internationally in cooperation with other branches and partner organizations.

SCI in Asia and Oceania

Now there are SCI branches in Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, Korea, Sri Lanka and Australia in Asia and Oceania regions. As Asian member, SCI Japan promotes to develop deeper understandings of Asia and strengthen the solidarity with Asian and Oceanian countries.